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Lawn Mower - Rows of Cut Grass Deposited


Wondered if anyone had any ideas how to solve this. I'm using a Hyundai 1600w mower, with a bag attached.

As I cut, either side of each row, it's leaving deposits of cut grass, a very thin, uniform row of it. I'm overlapping cuts so on one side of the mower it's depositing grass even though that side was already cut.

I'm still fairly new to lawn care so I'm sure it's just some kind of rookie error, but would appreciate any advice as the only way to get rid of it is to go back over it, which I'd rather not do as my mower has a roller so I can't selectively go over it without ruining the pattern.


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    I doubt it would cause any problem @danny_ryan95, but it's possibly just because there'll be small vents at the sides, so you'll get a small deposit from those. I wonder if it's just a design 'flaw' of some kind on the mower?
    I expect it's not uncommon on many mowers though. 

    Do you have a photo?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Yes, here is the thin deposits. I think my only concern is if leaving it there may cause any harm.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    It shouldn't cause any major harm - the grass eventually just rots down and can benefit the ground anyway.  :)
    Is your lawn quite new? It looks quite sparse. Are you letting it get long and then cutting it quite short? It has that look about it. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,636
    Is it doing that all the time? Mine tends to do something similar but only when the grass collection box is getting full, so my solution is to empty it more often. If the mower spills clippings even when the box is empty, that has to be a design fault - I assume you've checked that the grass box is attached properly, and there isn't a broken clip or something that's causing a gap for the clippings to fall out of?.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,952
    I agree with @JennyJ Mine does exactly the same when the container is full so you know it needs emptying. I can't see any other reason why it would happen unless it was a design fault. Maybe there is someone on the forum who has the same mower as you and has the same problem or has had the same problem and been able to rectify it.
  • Box definitely isn't full. Just cut the grass and it was never more than 50% full.

    Lawn is a year old. New build, they turfed and it just died. Here's what it was like in Spring this year.
  • Maybe next time I cut it may be worth emptying it even more often. I'll give it a try, hopefully weather will allow some more cuts soon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    edited September 2021
    I wonder if the grass is getting a bit torn rather than being cut cleanly. If the ground isn't well prepped, with good drainage etc, it can be an ongoing problem to get a nice 'sward'. New builds are notorious for having poor lawns unfortunately - as you've discovered!
    However, that doesn't address the overflow. I don't have any answers - perhaps as @Fran IOM says, if someone has the same mower, they might know how to get round it. 
    Is it worth contacting Honda?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,636
    It might help to cut little and often, that way the deposited cut bits will be smaller and the box will fill more slowly. It's also better for the grass.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    I'd agree @JennyJ. That's what I thought when I mentioned the appearance earlier.
    It would certainly help to minimise the amount coming out.
    Making sure the grass is dry too, before cutting,  is also beneficial.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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