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new sod

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PROCARE05, May 11, 2006.

  1. PROCARE05

    PROCARE05 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    :confused: I have a customer that just had his whole yard sodded with st. augustine. How long should you wait until you mow it.
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    2-3 weeks after installation is usually how long I wait. Before you mow, pull up on a few select pieces to make sure they are rooted well.
  3. P & L Turf

    P & L Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    I wait 2-3 weeks, and then walk it and check it to see if it rooted or not, or to see how wet everything is.
  4. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    yep 2 to 3 weeks ,the only thing i do is edge and trim flower beds this way everything is good to go when you start mowing. first two cuts i use the walk behind ,then change over to the rider
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,197

    You wait until it needs mowing...it may take weeks in cool weather an less time in hot weather.
  6. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590

    Your in the lawncare industry and you dont know this allready?:confused:

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