When to mow new turf? And why you shouldn't mow it too soon

New rolls of turf being rolled out on top soil
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Knowing when to mow newly-laid turf can be a minefield. After all, you have taken careful steps to lay your lawn turf correctly and at the right time and it looks fresh and verdant. But how do you keep it looking great without ruining your hard work?

Before you even start you will – unsurprisingly – need the right tool for the job, so take a look at our best petrol lawnmowers guide so you can keep your garden trim and tidy.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.