- Mar 22, 2011
If you dont want to deal with the clippings, cut more often....Its hardly rocket science.
I would recommend mowing more often in the growing season. Cross up your mowing pattern. Mow later in the evening on a day your sprinklers did not come on that mourning. Cutting your lawn when it is dry will reduce the clumps big time! I have a few yards like this. Cutting the grass when it is dry is key.I've been mowing my grass at my mower's highest setting (maybe 3" or 4"). I've been reading up on some articles that say that this helps conserve water. However, it seems like everytime I mow the grass, the wheels on my lawn mower presses the grass blades flat since they are so long and so they never get cut.
I can definitely notice the grass is a lot more wet when I mow now. A lot of times, my mulching lawnmower also leaves clumps on the side which presses the grass even more. And if I don't remove those clumps, the grass will die leaving lines of yellow dead grass where the wheels pressed it down.
So my question is....How do I cut my grass evenly without pressing the grass blades flat?