mowing newly seeded lawn
I aerated and seeded my lawn and I am seeing grass come up! There are thick patches where the seed fell into the holes from the aeration and there are individual stems of grass coming up sparsely throughout the lawn. It has been about 2-3 weeks or so. Some of the grass in the holes is 3-4 inches but some of the sparsely growing grass is pretty small and fragile looking. I used a mix of seed includng fescue, rye and kentucky blue grass. So of the pre-existing grass (which was hardly any) is very long (about 8 inches or so) with seeds growing on the top. It looks pretty ridiculous and I wanted to know when I could mow my yard without doing damage. Should I remove the bag from the mower allowing the grass to fall back on the lawn and maybe help fertilize the new seed and grass? Most of the longer grass in on the boarder of my yard, should I just mow this for now and stay away from the new grass? thanks!