I have moved into a previously owned house. The yard is very nice, but the last owner has not cut the grass frequently and now it is nine to ten inches long and fallen over. This makes it impossible to mow normally.
New grass is coming up under, and the fallen grass is still attached (it cannot be raked away).
Years ago I was able to rent a special mower that looked a bit like a roto tiller but with a horizontal hay mowing blade of about a foot across. No one in my community has one to rent.
I was told the best thing to use might be a brush cutter....a weed wacker with a blade attached instead of cutting line. I guess I will rent this and go at it.
I used a hedge trimmer on a small bit and it worked well, but it is too small to use on the whole lawn.
Thanks for any ideas.