A Perfect Lawn Mower For You
It is important to choose the right lawn mower so that you can mow your lawn as smoothly as possible. Due to the many options available, choosing one can be a challenge. When choosing a lawn mower, it is important to know what is important and what is not.
Riding Mower or Push Mower
Riding lawn mowers have the obvious advantage of not requiring you to push them. This means it will take less time and effort to mow your lawn. If you have a large lawn or if you have physical issues that make mowing difficult, this may be a good option for you. A riding lawn mower’s downside is that they are more expensive than a push mower and they are not practical for smaller yards. You probably won’t benefit from getting a riding mower unless your yard is at least an acre in size.
Gas or Electric Power
Having a gas lawnmower has the advantage of being suitable for larger lawns and lawns that are uneven. In addition to having a wider cutting area, it’s more powerful, so it can do the job faster. The electric mower is also better at cutting thick grass. Gas powered mowers are inconvenient because they require fuel on hand, and they emit fumes. Electric mowers tend to be narrower and less powerful than gas mowers, so they are better for small lawns. Electric lawn mowers don’t handle uneven surfaces that well, so they are best used on flat lawns. Electric lawn mowers produce no emissions, so they are environmentally friendly. They can either be powered by a cord or by batteries, depending on your preference.
Manual Reel Mower a Good Idea?
The manual reel lawn mower is another option you have. Unlike powered mowers, this one must be pushed manually. Though they are environmentally friendly and very quiet, they require more effort. It may be a great idea to use a manual reel mower if you have a small lawn in order to get exercise while you mow it.
A Mulching or a Bagging Mower
If you are choosing a lawn mower, then you also have to decide how you will dispose of the clippings. You can either bag them or mulch them. Bagger mowers are cheaper because they are simpler to build, but they will slow you down because you will have to stop to empty the bag. Mulching lawn mowers chop grass clippings several times so that they can be left on your lawn.
How Much Horsepower do you Need?
A lawn mower’s horsepower is one of the most overrated aspects, so don’t buy one simply because it is powerful. You don’t need a powerful mower unless your lawn has a lot of hills or very thick grass.
Steel or plastic
Last but not least, consider the type of deck your lawn mower has: steel, plastic or aluminum. While steel is more durable, plastic and aluminum are lighter. Steel lawn mowers are generally more durable so you’ll get many years of use out of them.