Mowing After Overseeding?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Splicer, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    How soon can an overseeded lawn be mowed?:usflag:
  2. jarroo's lawncare

    jarroo's lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    i done an overseeding and the guy i did it for had me mow the next day. i think he should have waited myself but what the customer wants they will get as long as they pay for it, who am i to tell them what they want.
  3. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    we try and wait 2-3 weeks at a minimum but we aerate b4 overseeding so much of the seed is undisturbed in the holes, sometimes we go every other week also so we dont compact and rip up the seed as much
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    You're technically supposed to cut it right before you seed :rolleyes:
    Then, whenever it needs it again.

    That having been said, I got into a jam with my schedule two years ago and one yard got aerated / seeded and then I cut it the very next day and it still turned out beautiful... but for obvious reasons I can not guarantee this will always be the case.

    Oh yeah, it helps if the yard was aerated, the seed(s) hardly appear to be bothered.
  5. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Yes, cut it right before you overseed and then wait minimum 10 days with good watering....two to three weeks if possible.

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