The Perfect Timing for Mowing and Fertilizing Your New Lawn

Creating a beautiful and healthy lawn requires more than just planting grass seeds. The key to success lies in knowing exactly when to mow and fertilize your new lawn. While it may seem tempting to grab that lawnmower and start mowing as soon as you see the first signs of growth, it’s important to remember that the grass seed is still establishing its root system beneath the soil. Timing is everything when it comes to ensuring the best growth and longevity of your lawn.

When to Mow a New Lawn

Whether you’ve overseeded or sown a brand-new lawn from scratch, it’s natural to feel the urge to mow as soon as the grass starts growing. However, taking a closer look at your lawn from a bird’s eye view might reveal some spots that need more time to grow or areas that you may have missed. It’s crucial to exercise patience and wait for the right moment.

Wait 6-8 Weeks for Optimal Results

For the best results, we recommend waiting a full 6-8 weeks after sowing your new lawn before mowing it. This timeframe allows the grass to establish a strong root system and ensures good coverage throughout. Once the sward reaches a uniform height of around 5-7cm, it’s a signal that your lawn is ready for its first mow.

Start with the Highest Setting

When it’s time to mow your new lawn for the first time, remember to use the highest setting on your lawnmower. Gradually lower the cutting height to the recommended level for your specific grass seed mixture or species. Following the recommended mowing height is essential because different grass species have different tolerances for close mowing. Additionally, regularly servicing your lawnmower and sharpening its blades is important, as dull blades can harm your grass instead of helping it thrive.

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Now that we have covered the mowing aspect, let’s turn our attention to fertilizing your new lawn.

When to Fertilize a New Lawn

While your fresh new grass may look vibrant and lush, it still needs proper nourishment to maintain its beauty and vitality. The best way to achieve this is through regular fertilization.

Establish a Fertilizing Routine

Incorporating a regular fertilizing routine into your lawn care habits is crucial. This routine not only keeps your lawn looking its best but also protects it against drought, frost, and winter-borne diseases. Many lawns in the UK go without proper feeding for years, and a simple routine can make a significant difference. Depending on your preference, you can choose between two applications of seasonal slow-release fertilizers per year or four applications of seasonal quick-release fertilizers per year.

Consider the Waiting Period

Suppose you have already applied fertilizers prior to sowing the lawn. In that case, it’s important to follow the instructions and wait for the suggested waiting period before applying any more fertilizers. This waiting period allows the grass to establish itself fully.

To help you choose the right fertilizers, Ames Farm Center offers a variety of options to meet your lawn’s specific needs. From quick-release to slow-release and even liquid fertilizers, you have a range of choices to nourish your grass effectively.

Remember, when using fertilizers, it’s recommended to mow your lawn first. This allows you to see where you are spreading the product and ensures even coverage. Additionally, make sure to water the fertilizer in to prevent scorching the grass blades.

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Remember, always stay informed and follow expert advice to ensure your lawn stays healthy and lush throughout the year. Happy mowing and fertilizing!