mowing a lawn after overseeding???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DillonsLawnCare, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, so i over-seeded a lawn on sunday. i cut it prior to the seeding. it is also an irrigated lawn. i've been watching it, and its been growing pretty fast for some reason. i have to cut it tomorrow afternoon, because i'm going out of town on thursday.

    Will i harm the seed by cutting?? need some help. Thanks!!!
     
  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what kind of seed was it and can you see any new grass and how long is it.
     
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    I do not mow newly seeded lawns for two weeks.
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is the only correct answer I know, and I like to say at least 2 weeks.
     
  5. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok...........crap.......it was fescue
     
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    ditto...... that stuff is like a fragile little baby, it's just getting started and has to be handled with care. Best get out the push mower when you do it. Don't want to smash all them babies. :D
     
  7. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If you do have to mow it and there are no other options then use a push mower. But I would not do it either for at least 2 weeks.
     
  8. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    so...i cannot mow with my walk-behind.
     
  9. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    Might as well use the WB since the pressure on the seeds will be about the same due to the larger tires.
     
  10. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I wouldn't.
     

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