As Spring slowly sets in across the country, homeowners are beginning to roll up their sleeves and get in the garden. A big part of maintaining a luscious lawn is keeping grass at an even and attractive height. There are many different lawn mower options and selecting the right equipment for your property is essential. Here's a number of equipment options available for mowing your lawn.
Ride-on Lawn Mower
Ride-on lawn mowers are commonly used for large properties. Since they're faster than other options and have a large mowing width, they can help you save a fair amount of time. Ride-on lawn mowers are also a popular choice for lawn mowing service companies.
Manual Lawn Mower
Manual walk-behind lawn mowers are the most common option used by homeowners. Most lawn mowers are self-propelled or manual push, which make this option great for mowing smaller sized lawns.
Rotary Lawn Mower
A rotary lawn mower has a cutting blade that spins horizontally very quickly and uses a vacuum sucking action to stand the grass up and cut the blades of the grass off as it spins. It's very important to ensure the mower blade is sharp; the last thing you want to do is rip and tear your turf.
Reel Lawn Mower
A reel lawn mower has cutting blades that spin vertically, using a scissoring action to cut the blades of grass. A Typical reel has 3 to 7 blades depending on the desired height of cut. They can be a little hard to push, but are better for the environment and are cheaper than gasoline, electric and battery-powered mowers.
A line or string trimmer is commonly used to trim along edges, landscaping, fence lines, and around tree areas where the mower cannot maneuver or cut close enough.