Trim In Style: How To Buy A Lawn Mower


Remember Stephen Kings Lawnmower Man? While we aren’t suggesting that you go to such lengths to mow your lawn, most of you would agree that mowing the lawn is the first step to maintaining it.

And to mow the lawn well, you need a decent lawnmower. Ergo, we talk about how to buy a lawnmower in this article.

As a general rule, a good quality lawn mower should trim the grass, not tear it, and it is important that you understand this vital difference.

So, when you buy a lawnmower, think about the terrain you will use it on. If your landscape is a slope, you will obviously need a different lawnmower from someone whose landscape is flat.

Also, avoid buying a lawnmower that seems to difficult to maintain. After all, you can’t run for professional help every time something in the lawnmower needs fixing.

So, as we were saying, if your lawn is the sloping type, you will need to buy a lawn mower with high wheels.

This is pure physics, because a lawn mower with high wheels is easier to push up a hill and vice versa. The other kind of lawn mower is a cordless or mulching lawn mower.

These mulching mowers are less untidy and mulch the lawn instead of trimming it. Yet another type of lawn mower is known as the reel lawn mower.

These lawnmowers are eco-friendly in that they do not contribute to noise pollution, and are also easy to use.

The type of landscape dictates the purchase of lawn mower, as we said, but you should also take into account the maintenance aspect.

If you can keep it up, a routine maintenance program will help your mower go on for a long time and also enhance performance.

So, at least twice a year, disassemble the different parts of your lawnmower and clean or repair them thoroughly. Periodically, replace the spark plugs and tighten the nuts and bolts where required.

Your maintenance program should also involve inspection of the oil and air filters. As with spark plugs, the air filters should be cleaned and replaced regularly.

However, before removing the filter to replace, make sure you know whether it is made of paper or foam.

Also, the oil in your lawnmower is absolutely vital because it runs the engine, so make sure you know what type and amount of oil your lawn mower needs.

However, in order to do that, you must buy a lawn mower that you are comfortable with. A highly advanced model may perform superbly the first season, but it may be so technically complicated that you are afraid to touch it even for cleaning!

So make sure you don’t go over the top when you buy a lawn mower.

Where to buy a lawnmower is the next logical query. Well, the Internet is a good place to look, but make sure you also approach your local hardware store or garden supplies center for proper guidance on the right lawnmower for you.