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Top Tips For Buying A Lawn Mower

2017-01-20

Lawn mowers range from manually operated, walk-behind machines to engine-driven vehicles. The different types of lawn mowers vary in cost and according to their grass cutting capabilities. Many homeowners are attracted to the lawn mower because it will enable them to have the manicured lawns that they desire without having to spend a large amount of time in the great outdoors. Following are some tips to assist you choose the suitable lawnmower.

Lawn shape

Just because your yard is not a perfect square or rectangle does not mean that a lawn mower is not for you. In fact, most mowers have been designed to handle odd-shaped blocks, as well as to maneuver around features like pools, tress, flowerbeds, poles, letterboxes and playground equipment.

Lawn size

You can use a lawnmower in yards. If your property is even larger than this, some models allow you to install multiple units on the one block, meaning that you can extend this cutting radius even further.

Hilly or flat?

Not all lawn mowers have been designed to handle steep hills or even gentle slopes, whereas other models have been specifically designed with this purpose in mind. Whether your lawn is hilly or flat will play a role in what type of mower you will need.

Performance

You may need two and a half hours to charge some lawnmowers while others need almost twenty-four. The cheaper models will generally only run for around an hour and a half before they need to be recharged, whereas the more expensive ones will be able to run for up to seven hours before going flat.

If you have never used a lawnmower before, do not despair – there is still time for you to learn and to keep your yard perfectly trimmed. It really is not hard to use a lawnmower, regardless of the size of your lawn, and once you get started you’ll feel like you have been doing it your whole life.

You should check whether there are obstructions or not when you start your lawnmower. If there are, such as grass or sticks, carefully remove them as they will greatly affect the efficiency of your lawnmower or may be flung out and cause injury. If the moving parts feel a little stiff or tight, put a little oil on them to loosen them up. Check how sharp the blades are, as if they need to be sharpened or replaced they can cause damage to your grass.

Next, you will need to adjust the wheel height of your lawnmower to ensure that you are cutting your grass to the right height and not scalping it. There will be specific levers on your lawnmower that easily enable you to do this. You should keep your grass about half an inch to an inch in length while two to three inches high in the cooler seasons. It relies on what kind of lawn you owe.

Before you turn your lawnmower on, you should also check for lawn obstructions that could cause damage to your lawnmower or injury to yourself if flung out of the chute. Sticks, rocks, dog bones and toys are all objects that are dangerous if left on a lawn during mowing.

You should run your lawnmower back and forth across your Seedling Tray, not around in a spiral pattern. Move at a brisk walking pace, as walking too slowly can cause grass to become caught up in the blades and affect the quality of your lawn. At each turn, make sure that your lawnmower overlaps some of the area that you have just mowed. This is known as the half pass trick, and is useful because it ensures you haven’t missed any patches of grass and makes for a smoother mowing movement.