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Question by  vichu (54)

When do you mow after laying sod?


Answer by  basil (311)

If properly installed, new sod may require mowing within five to seven days of being installed. Be sure you don't mow the grass too short, as it will still be in the process of getting new roots established. Two inches is a good length to target, and be sure to water the new sod regularly.


Answer by  Rogbog (203)

A rule of thumb is when you can still see the seperation in the new sod pieces in the yard do not mow the new sod. Once these pieces joins together sufficiently so that there is no seperation in th pieces you can mow the complete lawn.


Answer by  logu (20)

3-4 weeks minimum, as long as sod has gripped and taken root. 2 weeks is all it take for fescue/bluegrass sod to root during the growing season. the best test is to see how hard it is to pull it up and be gentle not to turn fast.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

I would wait until the sod has settled in the dirt. I mean the roots have grown in the soil. About 2 weeks. Don't cut it too short at first.


Answer by  Jermbubba (95)

If the weather is warm and the grass is beginning to root, than you should wait a minimum of 14-18 days, any time sooner may damage your new sod. Of course if your weather conditions are different than the time period may be affected. You should adjust accordingly, make sure that the grass has begun its rooting process.


Answer by  bigwig (654)

Mow as you would with normal grass--when it gets too long. That said, give the new sod at least a few days to settle it. A couple weeks is good.

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