How Long to Wait to Mow a New Sod Lawn
Call 281-431-7441. In this video, Houston Grass South owner, Michael Romine, explains how long you should wait before you mow your new sod grass lawn the first time. You’ll have to water your new sod lawn a lot during the first few weeks after installation, and you won’t want to use a mower on your sod until your watering has eased off and your lawn has dried somewhat.
Here’s the Houston Grass South video:
Here’s a summary of the video:
We recommend that you wait, the first week, during the growing season at least. Which means while the grass is 100% green, which I would say is March through September or October, we recommend that when you put the new grass out there, you have to water it a lot.
The first day you for all intents and purposes, you’ll flood the area and make it just mushy wet and then you’ll back off that little bit, but it will will be very wet for the first week and then for the second week you’re probably going to every-other-day watering, but it’s still pretty wet out there.
So for the first two weeks, you absolutely wouldn’t be able to put a mower out there on it without sinking the wheels into the ground. I would think that the end of week three or so you can raise a mower up on its highest height, meaning four inches plus, and barely cut the top off the grass to kind of even it up and make it look nice.
It will started drying out by then, so you ought to be able to get a mower on it, and then you slowly work your way down. Mowing frequently is good for the grass as long as it’s not brand-new grass. Mowing grass at the farm, we mow it every four days because we want to push the grass out and force it to grow out as opposed to growing up, and mowing frequently does that, so that is what I would advise. No mowing for at least two weeks, probably three weeks before I would mow.
Houston Grass South sells the finest turfgrass sod available in the Houston area, and we serve customers from all across Metro Houston, including Pearland, Missouri City, Sugar Land, and Katy. Compare the quality of our sod and our prices with the quality and prices of any of the big box stores, and you’ll buy from us. We offer Raleigh St. Augustine grass, Palmetto St. Augustine grass, and Floratam St. Augustine grass; Texturf 10 Bermuda grass, and Tifway 419 Bermuda grass; and Palisades Zoysia grass. Our grass sod comes from our family farm in Bay City Texas, where we’ve been growing high-quality sod since 1981.
Visit our office at 213 McKeever Road, Arcola, Texas, which is just off Highway 6 and a little bit east of Sienna Plantation. You can pick up just a piece of grass at our office or we’ll load or deliver as many pallets of grass as you can use to your project area. Give us a call at 281-431-7441 or use the contact form or the order form on our website.