Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:02:42
First as the battery loses its charge the cutting ability of the mower will deteriorate causing multiple recharges if your lawn is too large to do on one charge. Next rechargeable batteries only last for a certain amount of time replacing them can be expensive nearly as much as purchasing a new mower. Lastly they do not work well if your grass is thick or your yard is rough. Electric Lawn Mowers Electric mowers are the big brother of battery-operated mowers. These types of mowers can be used on any lawn up to about three-quarters of an acre if you have enough extension cord.
They are also heavier and louder than the above-mentioned mowers. Gasoline powered mowers can be used on lawns up to 1 acre in size with any type of grass and no matter how rough your lawn. The only thing that stops this type of mower from doing any size lawn is how much walking you are willing to do. For lawns that are one acre or larger you should look into a self-propelled mower. You will also need to choose between a two-cycle or four-cycle engine. Four-cycle engines run on regular gasoline two-cycle engines require that you mix special oil with the gasoline.
Maintaining Your Mower Regardless of if you purchase a gas or electric mower you will always want to keep it well maintained. The most important thing you will need to do is keep the blades sharpened. Your lawn will look much nicer with a sharper blade. Dull blades will give your lawn a raggedy uneven look. Similar to a car low tire pressure can negatively affect the performance of riding lawn mower. Low tire pressure will cause the mower to use more gas or battery power while in use. However you do not want to over-inflate your tires either. Over-inflated tires could burst when running over something sharp such as glass or a sharp stone.
Walk-behind lawn mowers vary according to many factors such as what fuels the movement how blades move what pushes the whole mower and what happens to grass clippings. The best type of walk behind depends mostly on the slope and size of your lawn: how many trees you have: and what is the condition of your lawn: smooth or weedy? Of course your workout also enters into your choice. Some people think that mowing is a good exercise while others may want it to be as easy as possible. Most rotary blade mowers can bag mulch or side discharge clippings easily. A reel mower can be equipped with a bag or just drop its clippings on the ground.