Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:03:48
For many home owners reel lawn mowers also known as push mowers are making a comeback as their first choice for cutting their lawns. There are a number of good reasons for this. Probably the first consideration for people is the low environmental impact reel lawn mowers have compared to gas powered or even electric mowers. Gas mowers cause a surprising amount of pollutants in terms of noise as well as gas and oil used and spilled. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a new gas powered lawn mower produces as many volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides emissions in one hour of operation as 11 new cars each being driven for one hour! They estimate that over 17 million gallons of fuel mostly gasoline are spilled each year while refueling lawn equipment.
The reel cannot throw small objects such as rocks or sticks like a gas or electric powered mower can. This means you can mow with peace of mind even while your children or pets are playing around the lawn. You are also highly unlikely to catch a finger or toe in the reel and cause any severe injury like you would with the gas or electric mowers. Reel mowers provide a nicer cut than rotary mowers as the grass blades are cut like scissors instead of being torn. This means your lawn will be more even the grass blades will be healthier and you will avoid brown tips. All of this combines to a greener healthier looking lawn. People generally also choose these types of mowers to get some exercise. Getting out in the fresh air and pushing the mower around is a great way to reconnect with nature while getting some light and exercise. owners report that using a reel mower actually doesnt take any more time than when they were using their gas mower mainly because of the lighter weight of the reel mower.
If you enjoy the idea of having a beautiful lawn in front of your dwelling to gaze on to walk on occasionally and for the whole community to admire then you also probably realize that all lawns call for one thing - a lawn mower to keep all that grass looking tidy. But lawn mowers dont come in only one common size design or type. There are many lawn mowers for the many types of grass-trimming needs a lawn owner will have. You can choose lawn mowers called rotary mowers which rely on a circulating blade to trim and slash at the tall grass; the blade is shielded by a protective cover.
By pushing the lawn mower the blades turn as the wheels turn cutting the grass or weeds. However push mowers arent as effective on overgrown weeds and dandelions because of the tall stalks and the speed of the rotating blades. Push mowers use a cylinder or reel system while other powered lawn mowers more commonly use a rotary mower with a vertical axis. A rotary mower cuts the grass shorter than a reel system with the added benefit that the grass is cut in a way that allows it to heal faster and thus grow faster. With a push mower the user would find himself or herself having to mow more frequently than with an electric or gasoline powered mower which is perfect for those looking for a workout but less so for the rest of us! Ride-on Mowers for Large Lawns Ride-ons can be fun for some people who have a bigger area to mow.