Is this the worst job in the garden? I have just cut the grass for the first time this year. Instead of the midsummer 30 - 40 minutes, it has taken me over 2 and a half hours, much of which was spent de-clogging the blades and picking up clumps of damp, compacted grass which the mower kept spitting out. I have now come in feeling freezing cold, with damp feet and disgusting chlorophyllic hands. Can't think of many worse garden jobs - perhaps cutting a long, high hedge?