Mowing new lawn

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by cross1933, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. cross1933

    cross1933 LawnSite Member
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    On Labor Day Weekend I reseeded my backyard. The grass ranges from 2-3" in height. What is a good time for the first mowing? Should I bag or mulch the first mowing?
    There is some broad leaf growing in the grass, should I put something down this year of wait until the spring.
     
  2. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The general recommendation around here is to wait until the lawn is 3" then mow back to 2" The broadleaf can be spot treated after you have mowed your lawn a couple times.
     
  3. cross1933

    cross1933 LawnSite Member
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    Should I bag or mulch?
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    You don't want to cut off more than 1/2" at a time.
     
  5. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cross
    bag or leave the clippings, your choice. We never bag unless we have to.
    cars
    I'm not sure that anyone only mows 1/2in at a time unless its a sports field.
     
  6. cross1933

    cross1933 LawnSite Member
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    What about over seeding this year?If so what are the recommended steps?
     

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