Ask A Lawn Sodding Expert

Owner Ben Schneider, The Sod Installation Guy, and his team answer common questions about new lawn care in the People Ask: Lawn Sodding Q&A.

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Q&A on New Lawn Care

Once you’ve installed sod in your lawn, new lawn care is crucial to ensure its health, lush appearance, and longevity. Understanding the best practices for taking care of your new lawn such as watering, mowing, fertilization, and weed control will ensure you can establish a healthy foundation.

Questions & Answers from Peak Sodding


When should you mow your new sod?

New sod should not be mowed until it is well rooted. We recommend waiting 4 weeks after installation.

  1. For the first mow, raise your mower blade a notch higher than the desired/recommended height for your sod variety and bag the clippings.
  2. 4-5 days later, drop the mower blade to the recommended height and bag again.

Then you can skip bagging for the rest of the season as long as your mowing frequency matches the recommended frequency for your sod variety. If you miss a mowing period, repeat steps 1 and 2 above.