New lawns need time for their roots to become established before they can be mowed for the first time. This process usually takes 10-14 days from the time of installation. When the grass blades are healthy and growing taller, the roots have established well enough to begin mowing. Mowing should be done frequently enough to ensure that no more than 1/3 of the blade of grass is removed at one time. The height of mowing is dependent on the type of turf. The grass clippings don’t need to be collected unless they’re exceptionally long and could smother the grass. Leaving the clippings recycles nutrients back into the lawn, saving on fertilizer costs. Please refer to our variety page or contact us to learn more.
Keep Mowing Blades Sharp
You also want to make sure that the blades on your mower are sharp. Dull blades do not cut evenly and can damage the grass, leaving it susceptible to disease. One way to tell if your blades are dull is to inspect the grass after you finish mowing a patch. If the cut grass blades look frayed and have split-ends, it’s probably time to swap out your mower blades.
For further information on mowing your sod, please fill out our online contact form.