Cutting the lawn when the grass is wet can also mean your lawnmower rips or tears the grass from the ground, rather than neatly cutting the tip of the grass blade. This can not only prevent your lawn from looking neat and tidy, but in extreme cases it can also overly stress your grass causing it to turn yellow until it has recovered from the stress.
However if you do cut your lawn when it is wet, then there are a couple of important points to remember.
We recommend you: avoid operating your lawnmower in wet grass where feasible. Always wear substantial footwear and long trousers and do not operate the lawnmower when barefoot or wearing sandals.
It more important than ever to make sure your lawnmowers blade is sharp to ensure the grass is cut cleanly and quickly. It is recommended that you change your lawnmower blade at the start of each grass cutting season as a matter of course as part of your basic lawnmower maintenance.
You will also need to clean your lawnmower much more thoroughly than cutting in dry conditions. Wet grass will stick the underside of your lawnmower much more easily, therefore you will need to scrape any grass clippings from the underside of the lawnmower off and clean out all the air inlets and filters. Before doing this you should ensure the lawnmower is disconnected from the mains electricity supply.
Failure to remove this grass may result in reduced performance of your lawnmower when you go to use it next time, when the grass has dried.
Finally, you always get a Flymo Robotic Lawn Mower which will cut automatically in the rain. We understand that the grass will still grow when it's raining and it can be impossible to get the lawnmower out. Our robotic lawn mowers will cut in almost all conditions, keeping your grass pristine whilst also giving you more spare time.