Mowing tips for a new lawn

Once the new turf has established (this will take approximately 10 to 14 days depending on the growing season) you can mow your new lawn.

First check the turf has rooted by lifting a corner.  If the turf shows resistance it is ready to mow.  Set the blades at a high setting and be careful not to remove more than 1/3rd of the grass.  

During the initial period, mowing little and often will give the best results.

If the grass grows too long before cutting, it is essential that the height is brought down gradually.  Grass mown too short too soon means the shallow roots will not cope.  The turf will thin out allowing weeds to grow in the gaps or worse the whole lawn will become thin and sparse creating a perfect space for weeds and disease.