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mowing a new lawn

Posted by nikkirxd MO (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 11, 12 at 21:43

HI. We just finished a new construction home in the country. Planted the whole yard with K31 in late September. It came up beautifully and we have already mowed it once. Now it is Nov. 11th. It is pretty high is some spots, but we are to get freezing temps this week at night, so we figure it probably won't grow much more. Should we mow it again or is it better to leave it longer than we normally would all winter long?

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RE: mowing a new lawn

Normally you would mow new grass a bit shorter, and often, 1-2 times per week once it reaches 3 inches. This will encourage tillering and maturation. Even for a low maintenace type situation I would still start off mowing like this to get a full thick stand of grass. For the last mow of the year you want to mow it pretty close. Leaving it long can increase the risk and damage from snow mold, and all those long blades will get matted down and inhibit new grow in the spring.

RE: mowing a new lawn

fall (about a month before it usually freezes) is the best time to fertilize your lawn it prevent disease and weeds.

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