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How long to wait to cut after aeration/overseeding?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Aaron's Lawn Care, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Aaron's Lawn Care

    Aaron's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    How many days do you need to wait to mow the grass after doing aeration and overseeding?
  2. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Hopefully you mowed the lawn low when you overseeded. then wait till the new plants are well eestablished. I would say up 2 to 3 inches before you damage them by driving over them with a mower. The higher the better so the longer you can wait the better.
  3. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Ive always cut the yard shorter when I seeded and then cut it again the next week. After only 1 week or less, the seeds have not started to come up and it doesnt do any damage as far as I can see. After 2 weeks, I avoid cutting areas that have alot of new grass coming up but cut the majority of the lawn like normal, maybe a little higher. I seeded all my yards 3 weeks ago and have cut them all and they are doing well at this point IMO

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