Mowing steep lawns
As per the title - about to move to a house that has a garden so large and beautiful that it will probably consume most of my spare time. Being in the Lake District, it is on a very steep slope which is something I've not had to contend with before - does anyone have any tips or suggestions for mowing the lawn? So far from the best advice from google was to buy a pair of spiked shoes with ankle support!
The previous owner described it as a man's job and she got someone in to take care of it - however I am 5ft3 and about 7 stone if that, so I'm a bit worried that as a very petite lady I may not be up to the task! I've only mowed my parents medium sized garden before and that was with a flymo hover mower, so pretty easy.
My partner - who is now no longer able to do mowing due to being incapacitated for the foreseeable - usually did the mowing with our big heavy petrol mower that was probably heavier than me - so is there a mower out there that even a slip of a thing could use that would be up to such a big task - or am I going to have to relent and 'get a man in' to do the mowing?
Other ideas have so far included getting some sheep or goats in - then realising they would try to eat everything else too....or getting an army of guinea pigs in a pen which was moved round the garden....although I suspect the dogs may want to eat their droppings and the fox will want to eat them....so I've gone full circle back to the mower plan! All advice gratefully received.