mowing after seeding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by launboy, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 273

    the grass is obviously still growing so when you get done doing the aerate/seed procedure how long should you wait before mowing again.
     
  2. Andyinchville2

    Andyinchville2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    I won't mow strawed areas until the grass gets about 3 1/2
    inches tall.....if it's just aerated and overseeded I'll mow the yard whenever it comes up on on our job list...
    Andrew
     
  3. at least 2.5 inches as long as it is not wet.
     
  4. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 273

    not how long the grass should be but how long do you let the seed sit on the ground before you put the mowers back on it. do you mean the new seed has to be 2.5 in.
     
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    For overseeding, the next week is ok
     
  6. Nickrosis

    Nickrosis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    The point is to allow the seed to either start sprouting or at least cement itself in the soil so it won't get blasted out from mowing.
     
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    I will mow the next week. I will mow around areas that are very thin and allow them to grow more before putting a 400lb mower over it. I always raise my deck height a little higher for the cut following the over seeding. Not sure if it helps any but it allows for the newly germinating seed to keep from being sucked and cut. the 2nd week I am back at what I usually mow at.
     

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