The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 5: Machines and Machinery

Garden rollers

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1896. The garden-roller is formed either of wood, stone, or cast iron. The first requires to be loaded; the second, from the smallness of its diameter, is heavy to draw; and therefore the third, which may be formed of any diameter, weight, or breadth, is generally preferred for garden walks. The cylinder need not be above four feet wide, which will cover most walks at two or three breadths. For extensive lawns the horse-roller will be preferred.