Using Push Reel Mowers

 


Article by: Jeff Boyd

If you're not familiar with push reel mowers , Tillers - How to Find the Right Tiller for the Job or if you haven't used one since "back in the day", there are a few points you should be aware of before using a push reel mower:



  • Don't expect to cut tall weeds , Texas Drought Well Documented in the Past or dandelions. You notice how your gas-powered mowers , Uninvited Houseguests get a little "overwhelmed" when cutting weeds , How to Grow Sweet Corn or very tall grass? Those issues are a bit worse with reel mowers , The Tools You'll Need for Gardening because they become harder to push and they are limited in the height of what they can cut. When cutting with a power mower, , Gardening - When to Prune you can tilt the mower , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know in order to access hard-to-cut areas. That's not so with a reel mower, , Your Garden - Start With The Basics you can only cut grass , Lawn Moles and Proper Lawn Care below the cutting height bar.


  • Don't cut wet grass. , Abatement Considerations and Common Sense The wheels need traction in order to move the blades and if the wheels are slipping, especially if you're cutting taller grass , The Advantages of Silk Flowers or weeds, , Creating a Balanced Garden Pond the mowing becomes that much more difficult.


So, in order to get the best use from your push reel mower, , Spring Flowering Bulbs make sure you do the following:



  • Keep your grass , Lawn Moles and Proper Lawn Care cut often enough so that it's manageable and easier to cut using the reel mower. , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know


  • Maintain a steady pace while cutting. If you keep pushing, stopping, then pushing again, it makes it more difficult to cut.


  • Insure the area to be cut is free from "harsh" debris, such as rocks, thick branches, and of course: pet waste.


  • When using the optional grass/leaf catcher, empty it often enough that pushing the mower , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your Garden doesn't become unmanageable.


Jeff Boyd is the Owner of http://www.reelpushmowers.com, a supplier of Push Reel Mowers , Ponds and accessories , Specialty Trees - A Beginner's Guide for the environmentally-conscious and health-conscious consumer.

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