mowin' over seed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HOMER, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I overseeded my yard about 3 weeks ago, hasn't rained since. Yard is starting to look a little ragged, would it hurt the seed to mow over it bagging of course............or should I wait another month or two for rain!:blob2:

    I really want to clean it up so I can start watering it myself since the big well in the sky has dried up.:angry:

    Got to see some green here or I'm gonna lose it!
  2. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Should have watered it yourself Homer. I seeded this year and watered and watered and the results weren't that great. I would just go ahead and mow, but wouldn't use those high lift blades that everyone uses. :)
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    It should be fine to mow it, just use a lower lift blade like a gator type and avoid any bare areas if you have them.
  4. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    i'd cut it high and close the ocdc.going back and forth of course.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Sharpen the blades good and cut at a low rpm. Run the rpm's just high enough to cut. Try to limit the airflow that could blow the seed.

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