Very new to the business...

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by gloria, May 13, 2006.

  1. gloria

    gloria LawnSite Member
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    Hello all,

    My partner (Tom) and I are brand spanking new to the business...Tom is actually on his first job right now as I'm writing this question to you:)
    We live in one of the fastest growing counties in the country, new communities with homes and townhomes are being built daily. My question is, how soon can you mow newly laid sod?
    Thank you for your response in advance.
    Gloria
     
  2. jacob land and

    jacob land and LawnSite Member
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    as soon as it needs to be mowed
     
  3. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    I like the easy ones:laugh:
     
  4. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
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    What type turf? Mow when it's 50% higher than the recommended mowing height.
     
  5. SuperiorLandscapeMgmt.

    SuperiorLandscapeMgmt. LawnSite Member
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    Not too early. Go up and physically pull up on the sod. If it seems to be attached or "rooted in", you should be OK. But if it is new sod, it has probably been getting alot of water, which makes it more delicate. Be careful. Even if you usually use larger mowers, you may want to just use a 21" mower for the first few cuts. Also, cut the sod high (like 4" +) the first few times, and gradually lower your deck height.
     
  6. gloria

    gloria LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Hi,

    Thanks a bunch for your advice!
    Gloria
     

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