Nina A. Kruse Riding Mowers June 03rd, 2018 - 12:31:09
While a riding lawn mower is quite a bit more expensive than a regular power mower there can be many advantages to buying one instead. You have just as many choices when it comes to riding lawn mowers for starters and then you also have zero turning radius mowers as well. With a zero turning radius mower you can cut around trees and shrubs on the first pass and get right up on the edge between the grass and the tree area. There are really two different types of riding lawn mowers. One is the zero turning radius the other the tractor style. Riding mowers are ideal for people who have a large area they have to mow and these have attachments for bagging grass clippings mulching capabilities and some models have a combination of both.
The easiest way to mulch your lawn is to use the very grass clippings produced when you mow. As the clippings decompose they return valuable nutrients to the soil including nitrogen which contributes to a bright green color. The clippings need to be small enough so that they break down quickly and they must be spread evenly throughout your lawn. Mulching will also save you time as you will not need to water or fertilize as often and you will no longer need to rake clippings after mowing. Because the clippings need to be of a small size to mulch your lawn with its own clippings you will need to either mow very frequently or invest in a mulching lawn mower.
A riding lawn mower has less power than a lawn tractor but can get around flat surfaces quicker than most lawn tractors can. Riding mower models usually have fewer accessories and are not that great for use in the winter time. They need to be put away during the winter. You can find riding lawn mowers at many lawn and garden retailer in your area as well as online. As far as price well many of these mowers can cost five hundred dollars or more but in the long run since they save you so much time they are worth the price. There are many product review websites available so if you still arent sure if one is right for you then you can read reviews from other riding lawn mower customers including product specifications features pros and cons and just about anything else you want to know.
Although the presence of a clipping collection box does make them difficult to use under overhanging shrubs it also removes the hassle of having to rake up cuttings after mowing. Rear roller electric lawn mowers have a roller instead of wheels at the rear of the machine. The addition of a roller enables the gardener to create a striped effect in their lawn as the roller flattens the cut grass in front of it. Both four-wheeled and rear-roller electric mowers are ideal for use on rough and uneven ground. The fourth type of electric lawn mower available on the market is the electric cylinder mower. Here rather than using a rotary cutting movement that flails the grass and damaging the blades of grass the cylindrical cutting motion of the blades acts like a pair of shears as they meet the cutting edge of the machine. This creates a clean cut leaving the lawn less prone to dehydration and browning. Cylindrical lawn mowers are used by many professional gardeners and groundskeepers and are ideal for use on flat lawns where a short cut is required. A rear roller can also be attached to cylindrical mowers to achieve the striped lawn effect.