It is the rainy season of the year, and mostly, grasses grow well and fast in this kind of weather. You notice them destroying the beauty of your lawn, and you desperately want to cut them off. Hesitations and doubts may fill your mind about whether it is okay or not to use your corded lawnmower in cutting the wet grass. There are few arguments or statements regarding this since they said regardless of the lawnmower used, it is not advisable to mow a wet lawn.
They say that when you mow a wet lawn, the grass is torn rather than cut and can cause some fungus problems in the grass. Other than that, there has been an issue on safety since; electricity and water are not the best tandem in the world, so they strongly advise you to wait for your grasses to dry before you proceed to mow. But if you really have the urgent and important need to trim those grasses with your corded lawnmower, you have to follow the guidelines diligently. I will share with you so you can have a safe mowing on your wet grass.
Safety Cutting Techniques
You finally decided to trim your grasses in this wet season with precautions in mind. Decide where you want to start your mowing first, and then place the lawnmower in this area. Check the grasses that you want to clip and make the necessary adjustments to the handle. Run the cord round to the safety stop and connect the cord to the mower.
After making sure of the connection, plug the other end to the outlet. Be certain that the cord is not lying needlessly in the ground. So everything is already set. Stand behind the mower and start it by giving the handle a gentle squeeze. Slowly let go of your squeeze in handle if you want to put the machine at a halt.
Tips and Warnings
- Before you start mowing, check your lawnmower first, its parts, especially the cord. Ensure that the cord does not have tears or damages as this will contact the wet ground. The same thing applies to the extension cord that you will use later on.
- Do not mow your lawn without wearing good protective footwear, and do not operate a lawnmower barefooted, especially on a wet lawn.
- Cutting wet grass is far more taxing compared to doing it on dry grass. Make sure your blades are sharp enough to deliver a clean cut on your grasses.
- Cleaning your lawnmower in the wet season is more thorough compared to using it in the dry season. The wet grasses will stick on the bottom part of your lawnmower. You will need to scrape the grass cuttings from the bottom part.
- You also have to clean the air filters and inlets to get the moisture and easily cause the materials to be rusty.
- But before anything else, make sure that you unplugged the cord from the outlet when you are cleaning.