Can I cut grass when it is wet?

  • It is not advisable to cut grass that is very wet. This is because wet grass doesn’t cut as well as dry grass and tends to produce larger grass clippings. These wet clippings then clump together and can block up the mowers deck and grass chute, making grass collection difficult and resulting in clumps of grass clippings all over your lawn.
  • The finished cut is likely to be uneven too. Grass blades tend to bend over when wet rather than stand upright, meaning your mower blade will miss them. Once your lawn is dry, it is likely to look patchy and uneven as the missed grass leaves unbend.
  • Ideally, it is best to wait until the grass is completely dry before mowing. If you are unsure, try mowing a strip of grass. If you find the grass clumping or sticking to the underside of the mower it is probably still too damp to mow.

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