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Tips On Choosing The Right Lawn Mowers

Author : John B

Have you ever wondered what is the secret behind owning a lush green lawn? Right amount of fertilizer, weed control and water? Yes, it is but along with all these proper mowing is also very important for lawn. But what are the benefits of mowing and how it helps a lawn? Proper and regular mowing helps lawn to reduce weeds, increase resistance power against drought, improves texture and unity of grass. With so many advantages of mowing it is important that you own lawn mowers. But wait, before you rush off to buy lawnmowers it is very important to know details about lawn mowers and things you should consider to chose the right mower for you.

Know about Different Types of Lawn Mower: This is one of the common question that lawn owners often wonders. With different kinds of lawnmowers available sometimes it might be confusing to select the suitable one. Each mower is suitable for certain type of jobs. Like push reel lawnmowers are perfect for very small yard and who like to keep environment clean and green. Similarly, an electric or gas powered mower is ideal for people who have large lawns.

What is your lawn type?: As we have already mentioned that each lawnmower is specifically dedicated for lawn type, thus the next tip is to know about the type of lawn you own. Evaluate the amount of space of your lawn. It would be best if you have the accurate measure of the lawn so that you can pick the right kind of mower.

Know about motors of Lawn Mower: There are two different types of motors available in lawn mower- rotary and reel. With rotary motor the lawn mower will give your lawn a horizontal cut while implementing sucking and tearing action to cut grass. Most of the rotary engines are very small as they have only single engine. This kind of motor is usually powered by gas or electric. The reel mower motor gives your lawn a vertical cut and is quite fast. It has six to seven fast rotating blades ideal for large lawns.

Longevity & durability: This is another important factor that you must consider while picking lawnmowers. Longevity & durability of lawn mower depends on the features of the machine. The features also help you equally to understand how to maintain the machine. Commonly, lawn mowers are designed with an amalgamations of different materials like cast aluminium, steel, plastic. As steel tends to be durable and sturdy, it is advisable that you go for this kind of materials. However, you must remember that it also needs proper care otherwise it will rust with time. If you want to go for light materials you can chose plastic. But in recent times the use of plastic has been diminished not only because of environmental reason but of its probability to melt when heat is produced by the motor. Among these three materials cast aluminium has highest durability. Lighter than steel but better rust resistant it is bit expensive. It would be a wise decision to go for these lawnmowers as you can expect better returns.

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R Finch is very enthusiastic about gardening and regularly dedicates articles about different aspects of gardening. She advises to know about lawnmowers before buying one and thus provides useful information on lawn mowers to her readers.

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