Choosing the Right Mower

 


Article by: Paul Burke

Nobody is really sure how much time we spend mowing our lawns, , Like Fall Flowers - A Tip To Care For Your Winter Garden Pond but on the average it is about 40 hours per season. , The Many Faces of a Fence With that much time spent pushing these machines along keeping our lawns , How to Grow Wildflowers well manicured you think we would know more about them. In actual fact the mower , How to Naturally Dry Hydrangeas you are using right now might not be the right machine for the job. Lawn , The Truth About MTD Snow Blowers mowers come in two types, rotary and reel and each type has its strengths and weaknesses.

REEL MOWERS:

Reel mowers , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 14) CO2 have been around for a very long time and in recent years have for the most part been replaced by the rotary type mowers. , Easy Working With Cordless Lawn s The reel mower , Creativity with Ponds is better suited for a small lawn, , Tomatoes: History, Origin, Facts... or Fiction? generally in the 1,000 to 2,000 square foot ranges. Some of the advantages to a reel type mower , Free Concrete/Hypertufa Mixer Plans are that they are quiet, non-polluting machines that provide a better quality cut from the scissoring action they produce. Today's reel mowers , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now are considerably lighter in weight, generally in the 16 to 20 pound range. Improvements , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses in the gears ball bearings, and axles translate into a rolling action that is smoother. These mowers , Creativity with Ponds come in a variety of blade patterns but for general lawn , Insect Spray Warnings and Healthy Alternatives cutting a 5-blade pattern is your best bet.

ROTARY MOWERS:

This type of mower , The Cottage Garden was developed in the 1950's and for the most part replaced most reel type mower , The Flower Drying Game - Part 1: Air, Sand, and Sources for a homeowners lawn. , The history of the gnome. Several of the advantages of a rotary mower , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees include a faster cut, adjustments to height are less difficult, and are better at cutting grass , The history of the gnome. at higher heights. All rotary mowers , A Touch of Feng Shui in the Garden use power , Growing Great Potatoes to make them operate whether it is electricity , How to Naturally Dry Hydrangeas or gasoline. They come in a variety of designs , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees such as push, self-propelled, walk-behind or riding mowers. , Natural Gardens The cutting decks , Landscaping - A Recreational Activity for Kids can vary in size from 18" to 24" for most push mowers , Pesticides and up to 36" for a riding mower. , Bamboo Plant Information and Care The advantage of a riding mower , How To Build A Garden Bench is simple; they mow considerably faster than a push or self-propelled model. Because of their size I would recommend this type of mower , How to Naturally Dry Hydrangeas for a lot 1/2 or more in size. Any smaller and lack of maneuverability will cause you to go over areas with a smaller mower , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses which the ride-on missed.

A mulching mower , Five Key Factors that Affect your Potted Plants in Winter is designed specially to re-cut the grass , A Touch of Feng Shui in the Garden clipping several times to reduce its size, which in turn decompose quickly eliminating the need to bag or rake. There are many after market blades you can purchase to convert your conventional blade to a mulcher. These blades do a fair job but are not as effective as a true mulching mower , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures are a Top Priority for Night Safety as it has specially designed baffles underneath the deck , Growing Orchids In Greenhouses, Can You ? which keeps the grass , Snow Blowers clippings suspended until they are cut several times.

PURCHASING A MOWER:

By doing a little research you will purchase a mower , A Touch of Feng Shui in the Garden which best suits your lawn. , Easy Working With Cordless Mowers Is the equipment powerful enough and has a wide enough cutting deck , The Heralded Teak Furniture Manufacturer: Kingsley-Bate to match your lawn? By saving money and buying something smaller and cheaper you run the risk of additional time spent cutting your lawn. , The Truth About MTD Snow Blowers One example of this is purchasing an 18-inch push behind mower , Caring For Bamboo to cut a 1-acre (42,000-sq.ft.) lot. Using this machine it will take an average person 2 1/2 hours to complete the job. On the other hand a riding mower , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures are a Top Priority for Night Safety with a 36-inch cutting deck , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 14) CO2 can usually finish the job in 30 minutes. Buy the highest quality mower , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 14) CO2 you can afford.
Paul is a Certified Pesticide Applicator in the province of Alberta, Canada. He has over 15 years experience in the lawn , Healthy Soils Equal Bountiful Harvest! care industry.

For more lawn , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses care information, , Like Fall Flowers - A Tip To Care For Your Winter Garden Pond please visit http://fairyring.ca

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