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    Experience with over-seeding?

    First off, my lawn is about an acre and has been in poor condition since we moved in. On Labor Day, I aerated the heck out of it and over-seeded it using about 150lbs of a turf-type tall fescue blend. I'm happy to say there are new seedlings coming up already.

    My question is this: anyone have any recommendations on how long to wait before mowing? With current cooler temps and rain, the current grass/weeds is gonna start growing in a hurry. I'm afraid my 1023e is gonna be a killer on small seedlings. On the flip side, I'm afraid allowing it to get too tall will create an environment in which the seedlings can't compete.... Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated.
    2012 1023E, 60d MMM, H120 Loader

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    Quote Originally Posted by cottrillj View Post
    First off, my lawn is about an acre and has been in poor condition since we moved in. On Labor Day, I aerated the heck out of it and over-seeded it using about 150lbs of a turf-type tall fescue blend. I'm happy to say there are new seedlings coming up already.

    My question is this: anyone have any recommendations on how long to wait before mowing? With current cooler temps and rain, the current grass/weeds is gonna start growing in a hurry. I'm afraid my 1023e is gonna be a killer on small seedlings. On the flip side, I'm afraid allowing it to get too tall will create an environment in which the seedlings can't compete.... Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated.
    I usually wait about 3 weeks after overseeding to begin mowing. This gives the grass plants a chance to become established.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superglidesport View Post
    I usually wait about 3 weeks after overseeding to begin mowing. This gives the grass plants a chance to become established.

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    Thanks. That was actually what I had in mind. I mowed down to 2" prior to seeding (I usually mow at 3+"), so 3 weeks should be good.
    2012 1023E, 60d MMM, H120 Loader

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