How long after germination can i mow?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Jeffd1979, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Jeffd1979

    Jeffd1979 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    I mowed then aeratored and seeded about two weeks ago... in the last 3 days the seed has started to come up.. the new seed is about 1 to 2 inches now.. how long before i can mow and not hurt the new seed... yard is starting to look like a jungle.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. GripB

    GripB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 215

    Scroll down in the Homeowner Assistance forum to my post named "1st cut of new seedlings".
    I waited a good two weeks, the seedlings' average height were about 2".
     
  3. Jeffd1979

    Jeffd1979 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Thanks man.. i think i am going to use the push mower the first few cuts.. don't want the rider tearing up the lawn.
     
  4. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    Jeff,
    You can cut when you can't pull the grass up by the roots.If you pull the grass and it breaks off,but does not pull the root out,go ahead and cut.
     
  5. Jeffd1979

    Jeffd1979 LawnSite Member
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    I will test that when i get home.. the lawn is still a little wet from the recent hurricanes 5 inches it dumped on us.. is it better to cut when the ground is completely dry.
     
  6. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    <i>is it better to cut when the ground is completely dry.</i>
    Definately.
     

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