Lawn mowers literally shave the surface of the grass by using a rapidly spinning blade or many blades.
Choosing the right lawn mower makes a big difference in how your yard will look. Do you want a lawn that wows the neighbours, or are you fine with a simple cut and go look?
So what are your options? There are many mower types to choose from:
- Electric mowers
The size of your lawn will help you to determine which type of lawn mower you’ll require. For example, if you have a large, sprawling acreage or larger residential lawn to maintain, your best bet is probably a ride-on mower to save time and manual effort.
For a smaller lawn that require less maintenance, any of the other lawn mowers are probably a safe bet.
Other factors include the slope and any other obstacles throughout your yard, such as flower beds and trees. Ask your local lawn care expert for more information on the weight and adjustments your lawn mower should have.
For a high quality lawn with short grass length, a properly adjusted cylinder mower is straight and exact. This allows the grass to repair faster, as it promotes healthier, hardier lawn growth.
If you don’t mind raking the grass clippings after you’re done mowing, a standard mower will probably do just fine. If you’re rather not clean up afterward, there are also lawn mowers that collect the grass clippings for you.
Mulching mowers are a great natural option to maintaining your home turf. It will actually cut the clippings into tiny pieces and then return them onto the lawn. This is an organic way to return Nitrogen back into the soil, which in turn, creates a healthy lawn.
Mowing for Life
Buying a lawnmower is an investment in your home, so take the time to think through your choices and always consider the mower that best suits your needs and your budget.