Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:03:08
But if youre one of the people who dreads running over the cord itself and cutting it with the lawn mower blades or if you simply find electric cords a nuisance then you will like a cordless electric lawn mower. It has a portable power supply. You only need to charge it once daily for about 4 to 6 hours each time. (Depending on the power capacity of your electric engine the mower might need to charge for a few hours more or less.) A human-powered or push mower will be appropriate for running on sloping hilly yards. For ease of use get the front-propelled type of lawn mowers. If your yard is really big then you might find that you require a tractor-type of lawn mower. This is the type you can actually drive like a vehicle as you trim the grass in the yard. If youre in the market for a "green" product then we highly recommend Earthwise Lawn Mowers.
The reel mowers of today are a lot easier to work with yet the basic design remains the same. Rotary mowers include the gas-powered or electric push mowers riding lawn tractors and the new robotic electric mowers. Most important in selecting a lawn mower is to match the mower to your lawn. Lawn Considerations In selecting a lawn mower the first criterion to evaluate is the size of your garden. If you have a garden that is a 1/2 acre or more your best choice may be a riding lawn mower. If "postage-stamp" describes the size of your garden then consider a reel mower.
It also adds more to your safety. Like any gas lawn mower a self-propelled model needs regular cleaning as well as maintenance. They are noisy enough and require hearing protection. They are the most expensive mower type that is most apt to need repairs. Safety is also a concern. Emissions are another major concern for both global warming and air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that gas mowers emit air pollution. You can minimize emissions by simply selecting a mower with an engine that can meet emissions standards of the CARB: California Air Resources Board.
If you have a small or regular sized yard (say up to 5000 square feet) then a regular electric mower is probably going to be suitable for your needs. If you have acreage or a large yard then a riding lawn mower or a cordless electric lawn mower with additional batteries might be a better option. If you opt for a corded mower you will be restricted by the length of the electric cord and the availability of power outlets around your yard. Unless you do have a small yard battery operated mowers are a much more flexible option as you dont have to worry about dragging along an electric cord while mowing.