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Invest in a Long-Lasting Lawn Mower

Aug 28, 2008
If you like thought of having a grassy lawn in front of your dwelling to look at, to walk on once in a while, and for the whole neighborhood to admire, then you most likely realize that all lawns need one item - a lawn mower to keep all that grass looking tidy. But lawn mowers don't come in only one basic size, design, or type. There are specific lawn mowers for the different types of grass-trimming needs a lawn owner will experience.

You can buy lawn mowers called rotary mowers, which rely on a circulating blade to snip and hack at the tall grass; the blade is covered by a protective cover. Alternatively, you can buy reel mowers, which have spinning blades that will flash above a fixed blade as they do the cutting. You can select these two styles of mowers as either gas-powered models or manual, human-powered models.

The rotary lawn mowers use the protective cover to prevent the grass from shooting out at you as the circulating blade does its work. It also prevents the circulating blade itself from suddenly flying out at you should it come away from its mooring sometime during the mowing job. That is why the protective housing is often manufactured of hefty metal, with a painted finish to prevent rusting.

The reel mowers (which are manual and not automated) allow you to enjoy the physical advantages of exercise. This type of lawn mower is well-suited for yards that contain around 100 square meters and are made of soft-bladed grass. As long as you did not put the Saint Augustine or Bermuda types of grass in your yard, this lawn mower will work well.

The power lawn mowers also come as either rotary or reel mowers. The rotary type is more affordable priced than the reel type, and is also easy to handle and easier to sharpen. The reel mowers are perfect for easily shortening your grass to putting green level, and they leave a tidy look to the grass later.

If you aren't opposed to the smoke, the odor, and the noise, a gas-powered lawn mower might be what you are needing. But for the lawn owners who do mind the noise, odor, and smoke, the electricity-powered lawn mower style is a superior selection. Electric-powered mowers can be found in corded or cordless styles. The corded lawn mower will need a cord reaching about 100 feetlong, which will connect to a power outlet. But if you're one of the people who fears running over the cord itself and slicing it with the lawn mower blades, or if you just find electric cords a pain, then you will be happier with a cordless electric lawn mower. It has its own power supply. You only have to charge it once a day for around 4 to 6 hours at a time. (Depending on the power capacity of your electric engine, the mower may require charging for a few hours more or less.)

A self-propelled or push mower will be equipped for use on rolling, sloped areas. In order to cut back on the labor required to push the mower, choose one of the front-propelled lawn mowers. If your lawn is very large, then you must need a tractor-type of lawn mower. This is the kind you can actually drive like a vehicle as you cut the grass in the yard.
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Sadat Dunia writes for a buyer's guide designed to help lawn mower owners. Read reviews on various brands such as Black & Decker Lawn Mowers and much more.
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