How To Select your Lawn Mower

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Why Use A Lawn Mower?

The correct lawn mower will greatly help you build up a healthy and good looking grass area. The key to success is to keep the grass long enough to prevent the roots from being starved but, at the same time, keep the grass short enough to be an attractive feature. The healthiest lawns have grass which remains at a constant height throughout the growing season.

The prime way to achieve a healthy lawn is to mow frequently but never to cut the grass too low. By doing this excessive leaf growth will be prevented and at the same time weeds and coarser grasses will be eradicated. remember that frequent cutting of grass encourages a stronger lawn growth and reduces the vigor of weeds. 

The best lawn mower for your garden is one which is large enough to easily maintain your lawn and at the same time small enough to fit your budget. The following article will give you the information to select the correct lawn mower for your garden.

 

Types of Lawn Mower

MOTOR LAWN MOWERS
These are one of the commonest types of lawn mower and they come with three main types of power source - petrol, electric and battery. Petrol mowers are the most powerful and they are free from electric cords. Electric lawn mowers are better suited to smaller lawns. Battery lawn mowers are suitable only for very small lawns. 

ROTARY LAWN MOWERS
Another common type of lawnmower. The rotary lawn mower will not give the immaculate cut of a cylinder mower, but they are easy to use and cut the lawn quickly.

In addition, they are very good at dealing with long or wet grass. They also cut tough weeds and grasses better than a cylinder mower which tends to just flatten them. 

They come with two main types of power source - petrol and electric. Petrol rotary mowers are the most powerful and they are free from electric cords. Electric rotary lawn mowers are very convenient but better suited to smaller lawns. 

HOVER LAWN MOWERS
The principal advantage of a hover lawn mower is that it very light and easy to use. It literally floats on a cushion of air. If you find lawn mowing a tiring exercise, this is the lawn mower for you.

They provide a performance and action similar to rotary lawn mowers. They come with two main types of power source - petrol and electric. Petrol hover mowers are the most powerful and they are free from electric cords. Electric hover lawn mowers are very convenient but better suited to smaller lawns. 

MANUAL LAWN MOWERS
Manual lawn mowers have the great advantage of being cheap to buy. They also have one other advantage not often considered in that they are very friendly to the environment. They normally come as cylinder mowers and if you are willing and able to put in the effort they will provide a good finish to your lawn. However, they really are only suitable for very small lawns.