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Cutting freshly laid sod...?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fiveoboy01, May 31, 2006.

  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Generally, how long should a person wait before cutting sod that has been laid for a new home, etc...

  2. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Try and pull on a couple of pieces to see if its taken root. Normally a couple of weeks at the least.
  3. Frosty03

    Frosty03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    ...and cut the first time or two at 4". That way you don't suck up a piece that hasn't taken root yet.
  4. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    as stated above, wait as long as possible (3 weeks at least), then mow as high as possible. After that start lowering the cut to your desired range.
  5. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    I just did one yesterday with my 72"...cool season ...K Blue/ pren.Rye/ Creeping Red Mix...It was laid three weeks ago...and i cut it at 4" and striped it ...turn out real nice and NO sod got sucked up in the deck.

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