Tips for Selecting a Lawn Mower
The following are some tips for selecting a lawn mower:
Tip #1: Size is everything
When looking at lawn mowers, there are a few different sizes to think about. First of all, consider the size of your yard. If you have a giant yard, you won’t want to use a push mower. Similarly, a large riding mower is impractical for tiny lawns. Next, think about actual mower size. You need to make sure you have a safe, dry place to store your mower year round. The size of the price tag is important, too. A lawn mower is, in a way, an investment. A really expensive mower is not a necessity, though.
Tip #1: Keep your lawn mower powered and maintained
Basic manual push mowers require no power source other than your own strength. For more strength, there are electric and gas powered push mowers. You will still have to push the mower around, but the revolving blades will be powered by an engine. This type of mower is very popular for small to medium yards. Riding lawn mowers are also available in gas or electric. Make sure you know how to maintain your lawn mower. Keeping it powered is essential, of course, but knowing how to adjust, sharpen, and replace the revolving blades is also very important.
Tip #3: Inspect the additional features
Safety features are always an important aspect of a lawn mower. There should be an emergency shut off button, such as a safety switch. Blades should never be exposed. A lawn mower should be sturdy and should be close to the ground. Varying blade speeds are, of course, a great feature. Riding lawn mowers will have more perks than other mowers, such as seat cushions and cup holders. Many mower models will collect the grass trimmings into a bag for you. This allows for easy disposal or collection for use as mulch or compost.