Buying The Correct Lawn Mower

By Kevin Young

You have finally made the big move out of an apartment in the city to a home in the suburbs. You love your new home with your own space outside. The trees and flowers are growing nicely, but there is one problem, management has not cut the grass in weeks. You suddenly realize, you are management and it is time to get a lawn mower.

There are several types of lawn mowers available and what you choose depends on where you live.

If you have a small lawn, you may find that a push mower that has no power other than what you supply does great. These lawn mowers have the advantage of actually cutting the lawn with a scissor action and help to avoid the brown tips at the ends of the blades of grass. One disadvantage is that mowing must be done regularly as these mowers do not do well in tall grass.

For a larger lawn, you may want to add power to that lawn mower. One of the easiest ways to do that is to add a gasoline motor. Gasoline mowers take less of your energy and are excellent at cutting grass. If taken care of, they are dependable for a long time.

These gasoline mowers come in various cutting widths, usually between eighteen and twenty two inches. While the smaller mowers are the easiest to push, the larger ones cut the grass at a quicker pace.

To make the job even less work, you can choose a self-propelled mower. These mowers use energy from the gasoline motor to power the wheels. All you have to do is walk behind and steer the mower.

If you happen to live in a community that has rules restricting the use of gasoline mowers or have difficulty starting or pushing a gasoline mower, you may find that an electric mower is a better choice. These mowers are very quiet when operating and easy to push. There is no starting required. The only drawback is that you will have to have a long enough power cord to operate the mower. Many operators have made the mistake of mowing over the power cord and cutting it with the mower.

For a very large lawn, you should choose a riding lawn mower. Riding mowers cut very wide swaths. They give lawns a much smoother appearance than is available with many other mowers. Additionally, they can pull small trailers in order to transport landscaping materials from one area to another. Riding mowers are the most expensive of the lawnmowers.

With a home in the suburbs, you have new responsibilities and one of those responsibilities is the care of your lawn. Mowing the grass is a regular weekly task that will take time out of you schedule. Many homeowners find that a beautiful lawn is a source of pride and they come to enjoy the care that goes into keeping that lawn green and looking great. - 29857

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