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Mowing an overseeded lawn?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by kacj777, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. kacj777

    kacj777 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Just how soon can I mow an overseeded lawn with my ZTR? Currently St. Augistine, will be overseeding with Black Beauty Fescue tonight. Thanks
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    Not too soon. If you have a Z with a high blade speed, the suction will pick those seeds up and shoot them all over the place, making easier birdfood. Anyway you can topdress your Fescue with some compost first? Better yet, are you going to use a slitseeder - may be a good idea for better seed to soil contact.
  3. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 520

    I would agree with the compost topdress to keep seeds 'down'
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    The forsuthia has blossomed now , so I will mow low to pick up any new windblown debri and clean up the surface. Put down the seed and cover with compost. Give it water for 10 days and mow high if needed.

    If the irrigation isn't ready it is usually no big deal this time of year. The soil, seed, and compost usually bond pretty good after a couple of rains.

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