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How long do I have to wait after overseeding to mow?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by zanemoseley, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. zanemoseley

    zanemoseley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I overseeded last Saturday but the grass that was there is starting to need mowing. How long do I have to wait, if it would help I can wait a while but I'm not sure if it matters on way or another.
  2. maustm

    maustm LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 54

    When I seed: I aerate, spread seed/starter fert, then hit the lawn with a roller half filled with water to get the seeds pressed down. I water light and frequent for 7-10 days.

    After that I will mow, but during this time I mulch so the seeds and any sprouts are not sucked out of the ground. After 4 mulching mows , I go back to bagging or side discharching. Never had an issue, honestly I think the mulched clippings help keep the seed down during any rain.

    This being said, when I do seed, I seed HEAVY.
  3. maustm

    maustm LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 54

    Also, get that blade sharpened and balanced so you are not damaging any of the new sprouts when you do mow.

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