Insight For Care And Maintenance For Your New Sod Lawn


Your lawn is a pretty big part of your yard's landscaping and its overall appearance, so it is essential that you take care of it in the best manner. Included in your lawn care should be a regular mowing schedule to manage its height. The following are some recommendations to help you take the best care of your new sod lawn for an attractive and healthy growing lawn.

Know How to Mow New Sod

When you have just installed a new sod lawn in your yard, you get nearly instant gratification on the appearance and instant improvement to your yard's landscaping. For the first few days, you should stay off the sod whenever possible to prevent damage. Over the next couple of weeks, your sod will begin to take root and start growing in.

Plan to mow it for the first time a couple of weeks after it has been installed in your yard. At this point, your lawn should have grown to add about one-third more to its height, which is a healthy amount to trim off. Don't let your new sod grow too long before the first time you mow it, as this can stress the lawn and cause heat damage to the roots when too much length is removed from the lawn blades, exposing the lower area on the lawn plants.

Manage the Lawn Clippings

As you mow your lawn on a regular basis, you will normally collect the lawn clippings in the mower bag and dispose of them into the trash or compost them in your landscaping. However, keep in mind that lawn clippings are a great source of nitrogen for your lawn, which is needed as a fertilizer through the growing season.

Every few weeks, plan to remove the mower bag and let the clippings fall back onto the lawn. If any of the lawn clippings are clumping together because they have a higher moisture content, use a lawn rake to loosen them up and spread them more evenly over the lawn. As the clippings fall back into the lawn, they will settle to the roots at the soil level and decompose, replenishing some of the nitrogen your lawn needs to stay green and healthy.

You don't want the clippings to clump together and sit upon the lawn. This can smother the lawn and actually kill it in spots because the clump of lawn clippings will smother the lawn in that spot. 

For more information on how to manage your lawn, talk to a lawn mowing service.


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