As we learn more about the depletion of our earth’s resources and the strain the population of the world is putting on our precious earth, it is only natural we want to do what we can to stop the devastation. One way to do that is to take a step back. Yes, technology is great and automatic tools are lovely but think back to the days of our grandparents. They were a very hands-on generation. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a page out of their book and mow our lawns like they used to? You wouldn’t have to worry about running out of gas halfway through or dealing with the endless engine problems if you were to use a manual mower. Yes, those vintage mowers are making a comeback with some really cool improvements. Our folks at Greenwood Hardware want to help you help your environment and have some tips on how to choose the right manual mower for you and your needs.
Wide or Narrow
If you have a large yard that you will be mowing every week, you will want to go for a wide mower. This will mean fewer passes you will have to make and will speed up the process. The smaller, more narrow push mowers are perfect for small to average lawns.
Heavy or Light
This is going to depend on the type of grass you have. You don’t want to go for a heavy mower if you don’t have to. Grasses like St. Augustine or Bermuda are thick and will require a heavy mower with seven blades. Fortunately, most of the best-growing grasses in the northwest are light, which means you can stick with a light mower and still have excellent results. Look for mowers with at least five blades.
If you don’t want the benefit of leaving grass clippings behind, you can buy push mowers that include bags to catch the clippings. You will want to have nice, sharp blades so make sure you buy a sharpener as well.
Push mowers are becoming more popular as people move away from gas mowers. The peace and quiet of walking back and forth across your lawn is actually quite relaxing. If you have been thinking about a push mower, now is the time to buy. Head into Greenwood Hardware and see what options you have available right in your own neighborhood. Come on in, or contact us today.