Hi folks. I'm a strimming novice and would appreciate some tips, please! I've just used our newish electric strimmer to cut a 30ft square of rough grass & weeds, around 8ins high and rather wet. (It's the garden of a holiday cottage so I couldn't wait for it to dry, which might have been easier.) I'm under 5ft tall, which means I have to hold the strimmer shaft, rather than the 2nd handle, with my left hand, because it won't adjust to be short enough for me. (Or I suppose I could try using stilts...)
My question is this. Is there a technique for strimming which prevents the grass you've just cut, from lying like a wet blanket on the bit you're just about to cut? I have in mind the sort of effect you'd get from scything, when (if you know how to do it, which I don't) the grass all falls neatly in one direction.