If there’s one thing guaranteed in the life of any yard owner, it’s the need to mow your lawn. Mowing may not be the most fun garden activity you can do in your yard on a sunny day, but it’s certainly an essential maintenance task you should not skip on. And it doesn’t matter whether you have a postage-sized lot or a football field of a lawn, if you don’t take proper care of it, your yard will quickly turn into a bushy, weed-infested jungle.
Luckily, there’s a tool that can simplify this important garden maintenance task. A good lawnmower will make the process of grass cutting a breeze instead of a chore, and will help ensure that the lawn preserves its fresh and healthy look. If you are a beginner to the world of lawnmowers, picking the perfect tool can seem complicated considering the vast range of models and brands. However, there are a few popular types you are sure to meet at every garden equipment store and lawnmower sale.
The Reel Mower
Reel mowers might be old-fashioned but they sure have their benefits. For one, they are easy to maintain and since they have no running parts, they rarely break. Reel mowers are essentially hand tools, and the most environment-friendly option because they have no wires, require no fuel, and leave no carbon footprint. Your neighbours are going to love it because it’s quiet. However, they do need a lot of physical strength to be pushed, which can tire you quickly, especially if you have a large property to take care of.
The Electric Mower
Electric mowers are somewhat more expensive that the reel mower. But if you’re looking to save some money, check out a lawnmower sale where you can find these babies for a fraction of their initial cost. An electric lawn mower is something you should consider if you want to save time on garden maintenance and are tired of pushing around a mower. Being powered by electricity, these mowers are very efficient and quick in getting the job done. Some of their greatest advantage is the fact that they emit no polluting fumes, are lightweight and almost silent, making them suitable for use at any time of the day. The only downside is that their span of use is restricted by how long the cord is and where the nearest power outlet is. However, with the introduction of battery powered mowers, this problem is a thing of the past.
The Gas Mower
When you have a wide acreage of overgrown grass to deal with, there’s nothing that can help you quite like a gas mower. Gas mowers are the most powerful types of mowers for residential and private use. They are commonly used for larger yards where an electric mower can’t reach and a battery powered one can’t go through the whole area without needing a recharge. With all that power comes great responsibility. Gas mowers tend to be heavier and extremely loud. This means that you should check with your neighbours any time you plan to put one to use on your lawn.