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MY LAWN IS UP TO MY KNEES - CAN I MOW IT EVEN THOUGH IT'S WET?

(10 Posts)
zookeeper Tue 17-Jul-07 17:45:36

THE PATCH OF GRASS THAT I EUPHEMISTICALLY CALL MY LAWN IS WET BUT VERY LONG. CAN I CUT IT WITH AN ELECTRIC MOWER OR WILL I BE TOAST//

CAPITAL LOCK IS STUCK!

lou33 Tue 17-Jul-07 17:46:24

i wouldnt cut it wet with an electric mower

allgonebellyup Tue 17-Jul-07 17:47:26

i have managed to cut wet grass with also wet mower (no shed) and somehow didnt get electricuted. Dont take this as advice,mind.

eyesfront Tue 17-Jul-07 22:23:35

Personally I wouldn't. If you absolutely insist, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not attempt to unplug the mower power supply with wet hands or if any of the equipment is wet. DH recently shocked himself with a wet patio cleaner. Very very nasty. (do you want first aid advice just in case?)

And it will leave the grass looking pretty ragged too.

Tortington Tue 17-Jul-07 22:27:17

it pulls the grass rather than cuts it.

you should have a circuit breaker anyway.

MoosMa Tue 17-Jul-07 22:41:12

A strimmer might do a better job, or a scythe would be the best thing (that's what my dad uses but I don't suppose you happen to have one).

JackieNo Tue 17-Jul-07 22:42:57

Strim first (carefully, if it's an electric one) if you have one, then leave till drier, and mow. The grass will dry out more quickly once shorter.

tortoise Tue 17-Jul-07 22:44:12

Leave the mowing and hire a goat/sheep/cow or even a horse.

MoosMa Tue 17-Jul-07 22:51:28

How about shears to get it down to a reasonable length?

zookeeper Wed 18-Jul-07 12:31:05

thanks everyone - have had a go with shears and will mow later as sunny now

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