When selecting the right push lawn mower, care should be taken in the selection process. Lawns come in an unlimited number of sizes, shapes and terrains. When selecting the correct lawn mower for the job, certain issues should be considered.
How Good Is Your Physical Health?
If your physical health is an issue or, if medical conditions or aliments are worsened by exposure to the sun and extended physical stress; pushing or following a lawn mower could be an agitator. Consult your physician before engaging in such strenuous activity, if you have any doubt.
What Is Your Budget?
Lawn mowers can range in price. By taking a minute to research, you will find prices ranging from under $100 into the many hundreds. Because of the range, a decision should be made as to the amount you are willing to invest in a push lawn mower.
What Is The Terrain Of Your Lawn?
Not all lawns are the same. Different types of mowers work better under different conditions and terrains. Lawns measuring only a few dozen square yards are too small to properly maneuver a rider mower. As a result, a push lawn mower is more advantageous and offer greater maneuverability.
A reel push mower is a push lawn mower without any type of engine, electric or gasoline. With this type of mower, you are the source of power that turns the blades. It requires more energy and effort than simply walking behind and controlling direction.
Reel push mowers are ideal for small lawns that can be cut in a few passes. The also generate considerably less noise. Without a motor, there is no engine noise to disturb the neighbors, and no exhaust to harm the environment. However, if your lawn is on a hill, you will have to push it.
Will It Be Gas Or Electric?
Push lawn mowers that are gas powered or electric can be “self propelled” or physically pushed. When deciding on which to purchase, you may want to consider noise ordnances in the area you intend to use them.
Electric lawn mowers, battery operated or with a power cord, are environmentally friendly. However, push mowers with a power cord are at risk of cutting their own cords. Where as battery powered units will stop when the battery losses its charge, just as gas engines will stop when the gas is depleted.
Because selecting the right push lawn mower in mostly a personal decision, these factors should be considered. With the objective of having a well manicured lawn, the amount of physical effort you want to invest, the amount of money you want to invest and your physical condition should be considered. Keeping these things in mind will only make it more enjoyable to have a great looking lawn.
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