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Old 10-12-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I over seeded the yard several weeks ago and I have new grass that seems to be doing well however it with the regular grass seems to be getting longer than I usually keep the yard.

Can I mow it or is it better to leave it long with winter approaching?
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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here in PA, as cold weather approaches, we lower the cutting height of lawns. This helps reduce the chances of various fungus diseases that can cause problems.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Sunny,

Typically you want to wait about 3 weeks after overseeding before you first mow your lawn. Three weeks is usually long enough for the new grass to be tough enough to withstand the process. Chances are you will need to mow your grass at least once if not twice before it gets cold enough to stop top growth for the winter. Here in Raleigh it is going to be 87 degrees tomorrow! I only overseeded last week, but fully expect to mow my yard in two weeks and probably at least one more time in November before it stops growing for the winter.

Good luck with the lawn.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I think I seeded the week before all the rain so Im thinking it ok by later this week. If the ground is soft will the tire tracks of the push mower um stay permnament in the new grass areas? What I mean is will I have red mud lines?
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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I think I seeded the week before all the rain so Im thinking it ok by later this week. If the ground is soft will the tire tracks of the push mower um stay permnament in the new grass areas? What I mean is will I have red mud lines?
I think you should be fine. Your new grass should be hardy enough after a few weeks of growth. You may have tire tracks for a day after mowing but the grass will spring back up. With this warm weather we are having your ground should be drying and firming up.
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