How Should You Be Mowing New Sod?
You’ve installed and watered your new sod grass, now how should you mow it? These are tips for mowing your new sod based on the time of year you’ve installed it. We have more information and tips about grass sod installation and care and a comprehensive tip sheet to help you. You don’t want to try to mow your new sod lawn before the sod pieces have attached to the ground, and that normally takes two to three weeks during the growing season. If you can’t pick up the corners of your sod pieces, then the pieces have rooted themselves to the ground. Don’t mow your new sod too soon after installation!
January and February
Note that if you are following the suggested watering requirements, you will probably not be able to mow without leaving ruts for at least 2 to 3 weeks no matter what time of year you lay your sod. If you law your sod in January in the Houston area, the grass will be dormant and will not be growing. Keep the mower off of it until it begins to green up in the spring (around March 1st).
If you lay your sod in March, the grass could possibly be greening up and coming out of dormancy. Keep the mower off of it until it does begin to green up then do the following: keep the mower off for 2 – 3 weeks, then as the grass begins to attach itself to the ground (you can no longer pick up corners), you can raise your mower to at least 3.5 inches and mow the new sod (barely clip the top of the leaves).
If you lay your sod in April, the grass will certainly be greening up and coming out of dormancy. Keep the mower off of it for 2 – 3 weeks after installation, and then as the grass begins to attach itself to the ground, you may raise your mower to at least 3.5 inches and mow at that setting.
Keep the mower off of the new sod for 2 – 3 weeks, and then as the grass begins to attach itself to the ground, you may set your mower to at least 3.5 inches and mow your new sod lawn at that height.
Houston Grass South will deliver the great quality grass sod you need to get your project off to the best start. Your lawn is a long-term investment that will enhance the appearance and the value of your home for years to come — if you purchase high quality grass from Houston Grass South. Don’t take chances, let Michael Romine and the folks at Houston Grass South help you select the best grass variety of your project, and then follow Michael’s advice in installation to ensure that your sod looks great this year and in future years.
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