Answer: Keep the soil moist but not soggy until new growth appears. Begin mowing to a height of 1 and 1/2 inches when the grass reaches a height of 2 inches. Be sure the mower blades are sharp, and do not mow when the grass and/or soil is wet.
You can apply a crabgrass preventer in October to control poa annua and in February to prevent crabgrass. Use a product like Vigoro Ultra Turf Crabgrass Preventer (without fertilizer) in October and Vigoro Ultra Turf Centipede Weed and Feed in February.
Good luck with your new lawn!
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