7 to 10 days after laying turf in the spring and summer, the grass should be well enough established to commence mowing.

A good way to check is to see if it is possible to turn back a corner of the turf. If it is well anchored by root, it is alright to start mowing.

For the first cut, make sure that the mower is set at a height to just top the grass. A good rule of thumb is to never remove more than 1/3 of the total plant. This prevents stress to the plant and if not using a grass catcher , will reduce the quality of unsightly and damaging clippings.

For the best results, mow at least once a week during the late spring and summer ( if dry ) and early autumn and approximately every 10 days in mid to late autumn. Obviously this must be flexible to suit our varied weather conditions. Make sure you mower is maintained and sharp, as badly maintained mowers can damage grass.