Lawn mower is a machine that uses a rotating blade or blades to cut a lawn grass at an even height or pattern. Lawn mower design has come a long way since the invention of the original one.
Different Types of Modern lawn mowers
1. The Original Push Reel Mower
This is a traditional push lawn mower that was invented in 1830. Push reel mowers are simple machine, the gears of which spin a whorl of between five and eight spiral-shaped blades that pass by a stationary blade at the rear of the mower. The two, working together, slice the blades of grass to provide a smooth, fine grass surface.
Push reel mower is easy and safe to use. You can see their blades and it stops cutting when you stop pushing. Moreover, it is quite to use as it does not use engine to operate. Push reel mowers, however, have limited cutting ability and is not suitable to large and uneven lawns.
2. The Popular Walk Behind Power Lawn mower
This type of lawn mower are either rotary or reel. This type of lawn mower are the most popular lawn mowers found around the world. It comes in either gas or electric. The most common power lawn mower is the rotary lawn mower.
Rotary lawn mowers became more popular than the reel mower for several reasons. First, rotary mowers are less expensive and requires less maintenance than its reel counterpart. The second reason is that fact that rotary mowers have the capability to cut tall swards. They mow through tall grasses and weeds with ease.
Rotary mowers operates either on gas or electricity. Further, small electric powered mowers are either corded or cordless that rund on rechargeable battery.
3. Riding Lawn Mowers or Ride-on Lawn Mowers
These types of lawn mowers became in demand as the lawns became larger. These lawn mowers are fitted with seat and controls where the operator can settle and control the lawn mower. They are basically in between the normal lawn mowers and tractors. Most of these lawn mowers have manual transmission though there are certain types that have hydrostatic transmission. Hydrostatic transmissions are more expensive than mechanical transmissions but they are easier to use and can transmit greater torque to the wheels as compared to a typical mechanical transmission. The least common drive type, and the most expensive, is electric.
4. Hover mowers
These are powered rotary push lawn mowers that utilize an impeller above the spinning blades to push air downwards, thereby creating an air cushion that lifts the mower above the ground. The lawn mower then can be easily moved as it floats over the grass. Hover mowers are light in order to achieve enough lift so typically they have plastic bodies with an electric motor. The most significant downside, however, is the cumbersome usability in rough terrain or on the edges of lawns, as the lifting air-cushion is destroyed by wide gaps between the chassis and the ground. Hover mowers are built to operate on steep slopes, waterfronts, and high-weeded areas, so they are often used by golf courses and commercial landscapers. The quality of cut can be inferior if the grass is pushed away from the blade by the cushion of air.
5. Robotic mower
Robotic mowers can mow the lawn unsupervised. Simply turn it on and let it wander around your lawn cutting the grasses. It is contained by a border wire around the lawn that defines the area to be mowed. The robot uses this wire to locate the boundary of the area to be trimmed and in some cases to locate a recharging dock. These types of lawn mowers are becoming popular specially to those who cannot spare time for mowing their lawn.
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Nothing kills the joy of a sunny day like the wrong mower. Fortunately, the opposite is also true. The right mower can make cutting your lawn a pleasure.
If you know you need a new lawn mower, but aren’t sure how much mower you need or what features you might want, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Use this guide to select the right machine, and happy mowing.
- Step 1: Walk or Ride?
- Step 2: Selecting Your Features
- Walk Mowers
- Ride Mowers
- Walk-Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
- Walk-Behind Push Mower
- Riding Lawn Mowers
- Rough-Cut Mowers
- Other Types Of Lawn Mowers
- Lawn Mower Stock Photos
- The first mowing of lawn grass
- Subsequent mowing the lawn with his hands
- The last mowing of turf grass
- Basic mistakes when cutting lawn grass
- Tips and recommendations for proper mowing
- Choosing a lawn mower
- Lawnmower buying guide: How to choose the best lawn mower
- Lawn mower types
- Lawnmower power options
- Lawn mowers for different garden sizes
- Other lawnmower factors to consider
- Proper mowing technique
- Cylinder mowers
- Rotary Mower
- Electric Mowers
- Petrol Mowers
- Hover Mowers
- Robotic mowers
Step 1: Walk or Ride?
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The first step is the choice between a riding mower and a walk-behind. Here, we use a generous ¼-acre of actual mowing area as our walk mower threshold. That is a lot of walking, and with any more ground to cover, you’ll want to ride if for no other reason than to get the lawn done faster.
First, make an approximation of your mowing surface. Simply walk off large rectangles , counting your steps as you go. Add up the areas of the rectangles. No need to get too precise here. An average man’s stride is about 30 inches and a woman’s stride is about 26 inches, or measure your own stride for the most accurate measurement.
An acre is 43,560 square feet, so one-fourth acre is 10,890 square feet. Anything above that threshold, and you’ll likely want to get a riding mower. In fact, the vast majority of people wouldn’t dream of cutting a ¼ acre of grass with a 22-inch walk mower, but we have to start somewhere. So think realistically about how much time you have to mow your lawn on a busy weekend and select your equipment accordingly.
For lawns from ¼ of an acre to two acres, you’ll most likely be most comfortable with a rear-engine riding mowers, light-duty lawn tractors, and residential-duty zero-turn mowers. Anything more than two acres and you’ll want a commercial-duty zero turn mower.
Step 2: Selecting Your Features
Once you’ve selected whether you ride or walk, there are two factors that will drive your purchase—your budget and your comfort. The more you spend on a mower, the more durable, versatile, intuitive, and probably, the quicker you’ll get the job done. The opposite is also true.
It doesn’t make as much difference with a small, simple yard. But the larger and more complex the yard, the more thought you need to give to selecting mower features.
We’ll begin with walk mowers, one of the most versatile cutting machines out there.
Walk mowers are somewhat like cars in that they are available with a wide range of options, all of which increase cost and complexity. Look carefully at the product’s hang tag and talk to the sales staff to get a better sense of whether the features are useful to you.
Let’s break down all the major components and what lawnmowers use them:
Yard Machines FWD Lawn Mower $440.68 Troy-Bilt TB220 FWD Lawn Mower $507.24 Lawn-Boy RWD Lawn Mower $279.99 Husqvarna AWD Briggs & Stratton Mower $735.32
Look it at this way: You can push a mower, or the mower can push itself, in which case it’s either a front-drive or a rear-drive mower (we’ll get to all-wheel drive in a moment). A self-propelled mower makes your life a lot easier when mowing hills, or when you mow and bag. There’s nothing like pushing a fully loaded mower uphill to make you appreciate a self-propelled machine.
Front-wheel drive is best for level ground with a lot of obstacles. This allows you to push down on the handle, reducing traction on the front wheels and pivot into and out of corners.
This Yard Machine packs a lot of value. If you like a simple, uncluttered machine, it’s a good choice. The Troy-Bilt 220 has done well in past tests. It’s a solid, reliable mower with features that are easy to understand and use. It’s OHV engine also provides outstanding performance.
Rear-wheel drive works best for for uphill mowing and sidehill mowing. Rear wheel drive works better here because when you push down on the handle going up a hill, the front tires will not lose traction.
Lawn-Boy is owned by Toro, which has invested in the brand and we’ve seen good performance from these products over the years. This is a very simple mower that should provide outstanding service.
Yes, a handful of mowers are all-wheel drive, built for homeowners who cut across washboard surfaces, sidehill mowing, steep uphill and downhill mowing that makes good of AWD. We were dubious when these mowers were introduced several years ago, but when we cut some very rough ground, we were surprised at how much easier AWD made things.
This Husqvarna is equipped with a large Honda engine and we know from past tests that this will handle some pretty tough mowing conditions, including rutted surfaces and tall grass. A less-expensive but still very effective mower is this AWD Husqvarna with a 163-CC Briggs & Stratton engine. This is more than enough mower for all but the most rugged conditions.
Husqvarna LC221FHE Two-Function Mower $399.99 Yard Machines Two-Function Push Mower $277.34 Troy-Bilt TB120 Three-Function Lawn Mower $386.16 Troy-Bilt TB380 Three-Function Mower $598.72
In this section, we’re talking about what the machines actually does with the grass. Mowers can mulch clippings (repeatedly cut and recut them), discharge them to the side or rear, or bag them.
Two-function is a mower that mulches and bags. Mulching is healthier for the lawn in that it returns nitrogen-rich grass clippings into the ground, but it doesn’t work particularly well for tall-grass conditions in the spring and early summer or early fall when the lawn bounces back from summer stress.
This simple Husqvarna is a good example of a self-propelled (front drive) two-function walk mower. This little Yard Machine is about as small, simple, and as inexpensive as gas engine mowers get today. It’s a push mower with two functions: mulch and side discharge.
A three-function machine bags, mulches, and side discharges. Side discharging is useful for utility mowing (mowing areas with tall weeds and non-turf grasses). It also helps if the lawn gets away from you and you need to set the mower deck to its full height and take the grass down in stages.
This Troy-Bilt is a good example of a three-function, push mower with a mid-size engine, and a good example of a self-propelled, 3-function mower would be this machine, equipped with a mid-size Honda engine. It’s a fully featured mower with large rear wheels (11-inch diameter).
Honda HRX Hydrostatic Mower $849.00 Husqvarna 7021P Mower With 12-Inch Rear Wheels $360.99 Snapper P2185020 Lawn Mower $599.00 Honda Nexite With Blade-Brake-Clutch System $699.00
We’ve barely scratched the surface of mower features. These are the more common things you’ll find on your average mower’s spec list:
Deck levers come in groupings of one, two, or four. One lever is the most convenient, but it comes with a lot of linkage that adds weight and that you have to keep lubricated if you want it to work well. Two levers are a good compromise between one and four levers. Yes, these mowers have a bit more linkage than a four-lever mower, but it’s easier to get the height right. Four levers is the standard, time-tested design.
The only way to get a sense of whether you’ll like the ground speed control is to actually get your hands on a mower at a dealership, hardware store, or home center.
The control may be integral with the handle. The harder you press forward on the drive control in the handle, the faster the mower goes. Or it may be a separate lever or even a bail (a metal rod). Squeeze the lever to increase ground speed or to activate the mower’s drive system for fixed-speed mowers.
Self-propelled mowers are equipped with three types of transmissions. Hydrostatic is the most expensive and the smoothest operating. It drives hydraulic fluid past an impeller that spins an output shaft, which controls ground speed. This is your smoothest running and most reliable transmission, but it’s also the most expensive.
The typical front or rear drive walk mower uses some form of belt-and-pulley arrangement to direct power from the engine’s output shaft to a gear box on a front or rear axle (or a gear at the wheel). There are several variations of this design, but all work well and are reasonably easy to maintain and repair.
Honda’s mower is equipped with hydrostatic drive. We’ve been very impressed with the smoothness of the mower’s drive and the precision of its cut. Snapper’s rear-drive hi-vac mower is primarily used for bagging. We’ve mowed with a number of these mowers over the years of testing and have found them to be reliable and strong performers. The mower employs a spinning disc drive that’s easier to service than many other rear-drive transmissions.
Gas engines sizes run from 140 cc to 190 cc. Larger engines produce more torque and are less likely to stall in tall grass at the beginning and end of the cutting season. A larger engine also helps drive self-propelled mowers more effectively uphill.
From least-expensive to most-expensive, mower engines may be traditional side valve design, overhead valve, or overhead cam. More expensive engines provide increased durability, reduced noise, and less oil consumption.
The rear wheel size of a walk mower may be larger than the diameter of the front wheels. The wheels’ increased diameter helps it more easily navigate ruts and rough ground.
This Husqvarna push mower has 12-inch rear wheels, and this Cub Cadet push mower has slightly shorter 11-inch rear wheels.
Ball bearing wheels are easier to push than those with bushing-type wheels. The larger your yard, the more difficult its terrain, or if you’re hauling around a bag of clippings or clippings mixed with mulched leaves, the more you want this option.
A blade-brake clutch is a feature found on high-end walk mowers. It allows you to completely release the operator control handle without stopping the engine. That way, you can pause your mowing, move whatever obstacle out of your way and continue mowing without having to restart the engine.
Honda calls its blade-brake-clutch system Roto Stop, and it’s one of the best ones out there.
Snapper 12AVB2A2707 With Just Check and Add Oil $799.99 Toro Recycler 22 in. Mower With SmartStow $449.00 Cub Cadet Mower With Caster Wheels $429.00 EGO Electric Mower $580.95
A range of unusual features have been introduced in the last several years to make mowing easier or the whole mowing experience better.
Some engines require no oil change, like the small gas engines made by Briggs & Stratton. The feature is known as “Just Check and Add.” You just add oil periodically to replace the small amount of oil that’s slowly vaporized in the combustion process. An example of a mower with a Just Check and Add oil feature is this Snapper.
Toro’s innovations have created mowers that have power-assisted reverse and a vertical-storage design that let’s you fold the handle down, tip the mower back, and store it vertically against the wall.
This Toro mower features both vertical storage and power-assisted reverse, and Husqvarna’s all-wheel drive mower has the vertical handle storage feature, along with bagging, mulching, and side-discharge capability.
Front caster wheels are great for elaborately-landscaped yards that require a lot of pivoting. Front caster wheels don’t track particularly well on bumpy ground or mowing sidehills. Mowox mowers have replaced dual front casters with a single front caster wheel, perhaps the most maneuverable form of mower you can get. But Cub Cadet has been among the mower manufacturers that pioneered the use of front caster wheels.
Wash-out fittings enables you to hook up a garden hose to wash accumulated grass clippings from under the deck. A clean deck lasts longer because accumulated grass holds moisture and lawn chemical residue, which causes deck corrosion. Our tests show that these fittings do help considerably, but that you still need some under-deck scraping with a putty knife. This rear-drive Troy-Bilt mower is equipped with a wash-out port and single-lever height adjustment.
Wide-cut mowers with decks that range from 28 to 33 inches are a fast cutting alternative to a 22-inch mower. These are still comparatively rare products made by Cub Cadet, Toro, Troy-Bilt, and Craftsman. This Cub Cadet mower features both the wide-cut deck and front caster wheels.
Finally, electric walk mowers are a perfect fit if you have a small yard (under 5,000 square feet of mowing surface) and one that’s quite manicured. However, there are three important things to keep in mind:
- Cordless electric mowers tend to have smaller decks (19 and 20-inch sizes are the most common, though a few have 21-inch decks). That means it takes you longer to mow.
- They tend to be less powerful than their gas engine counterparts. They can struggle with tall grass, wet grass, and thick grass with leaves. For intermediate mowing conditions, cordless mowers do just fine.
- The larger the lawn, the more batteries you need. Manufacturers make recommendations about run time, but that’s very difficult to do accurately. It varies widely depending on your mowing habits and the height or thickness of the grass. We recommend you buy extra batteries so that you’re not compelled to rush the cut.
If you can live with those limitations, the EGO is a good example of the new breed of cordless mower.
If you can afford it, a riding mower is the way to go. Don’t get us wrong, we love walk mowers (goodness knows, we’ve used enough of them over the years here). But for speed and efficiency, there’s simply no comparison with a riding mower when you’re talking a large lawn.
When looking at riding mowers, you’ll likely come across three versions—lawn tractor, rear-engine riding mower, and a zero-turn mower. Let’s break them done one by one:
Many people start out with a lawn tractor. With a steering wheel and a front-mounted engine, these look and feel familiar. Engine size range from 18-25 hp and most come with a single cylinder with step-up models having a V twin. Some fancier models also feature engines with electronic fuel injection.
When it comes to transmissions, less expensive models tend to be lever-operated gear transmissions. But a step-up from there comes pedal hydrostatic or continuously variable transmission (CVT) operated by a shift-on-the-go hand lever. The CVT is an automatic transmission powered by pulley drive to a sealed and lubricated gear case. You know you’re spending serious money if you’re considering a more expensive tractor with a heavy-duty foot pedal hydrostatic transmission.
Finally, how much can it cut? Well, much more than a push mower. Deck widths range from 42 inches to 54 inches. To know what size you need, divide the mower deck size by 12 to get an approximation of the acreage the mower can handle. So residential-duty a mower with a 54-inch deck can mow up to 4.5 acres. That’s a lot of grass and would result in significant wear and tear on a residential-grade mower in the course of the season. Still, it could do it.
These kind of mowers range anywhere from $1,300 to $3,000, with our favorite being the Husqvarna YT46LS.
Rear-Engine Riding Mower
Many people with larger lawns too big for a walk mower but too small for a tractor or a zero turn should go with a rear-engine riding mower. The specifications below apply to deck under the operator’s position and not rear-engine residential/commercial mowers with the deck in front of the operator.
Most rear-engine mowers a single-cylinder engine ranging in size from 344 to 38 cc, estimated at 10 to 11 hp. The transmission is usually a CVT operated by a shift-on-the-go hand lever. Snapper’s famous rear-engine riding mower uses the company’s time-tested disc drive transmission, but a few rear-engine riders are offered with a hydrostatic transmission.
Deck sizes stretch anywhere from 30 to 33 inches, and operators use a manual hand lever for deck adjustment and deck engagement. That small cutting size also means a smaller price tag, ranging from $1,200 to $2,400.
Cub Cadet’s rear engine rider has a comparatively large 382-cc engine, a 30-inch deck and a hydrostatic drive transmission, and it proved to be the most competent cutter in our tests.
In the last twenty years or so, zero-turn mowers have proved their worth to homeowners and landscape contractors alike. Their design enables forward speed and steering by means of dual hydrostatic transmissions at the rear wheels, each of which is controlled by a lap bar in front of the seat.
A pulley off the engine spins the impellers on the dual hydrostatic transmissions that power the rear wheels. When you move one of the lap bars farther forward than its neighbor, it acts as a throttle, allowing more hydraulic fluid to flow to the transmission at that wheel. This causes wheel to turn more rapidly than the opposite wheel, allowing you turn corners or pivot.
Engine size can range from 452 cc up to 700 or more, with power estimated from 12 hp to 25 hp. This is powered by either a single cylinder or commercial-duty V twin, and transmissions are either hydrostatic or commercial-duty hydrostatic.
The Best Lawn Machines
With deck sizes ranging from 32 inches to 60 inches, these mowers cut the most grass in the least amount of time. The decks are either stamped or heavy-duty fabricated, deck adjustment uses a manual hand lever or foot pedal, and deck engagement uses a manual hand lever or an electric PTO
All that grass-cutting power comes with a price, usually ranging between $1,200 to $6,000. But you don’t even need to spend half of that upper end price tag to get something great like the Ariens Zoom 42. It’s a well-built mower with good fit and finish and excellent cutting performance.
If you want to shave a bit off that price without sacrificing performance, we also recommend the Toro TimeCutter zero turn mower. It’s a great mid-priced option and it held up well in our tests.
Lawn mowers have been used to maintain lawns for more than one hundred and fifty years. Over the years, the invention has seen numerous modifications that have made it much easier to use than the original version. In this article, we are going to help you understand the various lawn mower types to help you better select one that is best suited for your yard.
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Walk-Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
This type of lawn mower is one that will drive itself. The person mowing the lawn has to work to both guide and steer the mower but doesn’t have to push it. Thanks to a powerful motor built into the lawn mower, it will actually propel itself around the yard.
These mowers are often a little more expensive due to the heavy-duty motor and the mechanisms used to create them. They also tend to require more regular maintenance; however, for many people, they are the better option because they are significantly easier to use.
In general, walk-behind self-propelled lawn mowers are a great option for homeowners who have medium-size yards and who don’t have the strength to push the mower on their own as lawn mowers can tend to be very heavy. Because they propel themselves, they are great on both flat and hilly lawns.
Self Propelled Lawn mowers do not require pushing. That does not mean they are safe to use for children.
Gas-powered self-propelled lawn mowers are some of the most popular ones on the market. They require the user to regularly fill the tank with gasoline or the lawn mower will not work correctly and may even stop working halfway through mowing the lawn. They generally have four-stroke engines in them that are very powerful and range from four to seven horsepower.
The engines often require a manual pull crank in order to start the lawn mower, although there are some that have an electric button to push start the mower instead. They usually have a throttle control that is located on the handlebar that allows the user to control the speed of the engine.
These self-propelled lawn mowers are a great option for homeowners who need more power cutting their lawns and who need to be able to easily go for longer distances. They do, however, require regular maintenance and tend to produce a lot of pollution.
Read more: Best Self Propelled Lawn Mower
These lawn mowers are not nearly as noisy as gas-powered self-propelled lawn mowers and are much lighter. They do require maintenance before each time they can be used as the battery has to be fully charged before the lawn mower will operate. While batteries vary, it’s very common for a battery to last for around an hour before needing to be charged again.
Proper battery maintenance will extend the life of the battery in a new electric mower and will prevent it from failing. Because of the shorter battery life on these lawn mowers as well as the fact that they will simply not have the same power as gas-powered self-propelled lawn mowers do, they are best suited to smaller yards that don’t have very thick or rough grass.
Read more: Best Battery Powered Lawn Mowers
Walk-Behind Push Mower
This lawn mower type is the most popularly used by people since they are easily available across the globe. They come with either a rotary or a reel feature for the blades. They can also come with either gas or electric-powered motors. These machines are going to be the most cost efficient option you can buy. In addition to that they are very easy to handle.
Push mowers get their power primarily from the person using them. While they do have engines that vary in size and power, most of the power in a push mower is dedicated to mowing the grass. The person who is mowing the lawn needs to be strong enough to be able to move the mower around so that the lawn can be cut.
While they tend to vary in weight, between 60 and 70 pounds is fairly average for a walk-behind push mower. It’s a good idea to check a mower’s weight before purchasing it to make sure that you will be able to easily push the mower.
Due to how much more work you have to put into using this type of mower, they are a great option for stronger individuals who aren’t afraid of the workout. They are also generally only used on smaller lawns that don’t have a lot of hills as they can be difficult to push up a hill and also to control when coming back down.
They can be tiring to use on big lawns due to all the walking and pushing required. Most of them feature a rather narrow mowing deck which means you will have to do a lot of walking on big lawns.
Gas-Powered Push Mower
Gas powered push mowers offer a lot of power when mowing the lawn but can be very difficult to handle and to maneuver. This is because they are very heavy due to the engine. While some people can use them without a lot of problems, they are not the best option in yards that have many obstacles to move around.
These lawn mowers require the same maintenance and care as gas-powered self-propelled mowers do but can be harder to use due to the fact that they need to be pushed by the person mowing. For this reason, they are good for small yards that are flat without any inclines and are best used by a person who is very strong and will be able to handle moving the mower.
Read more: Best Gas Powered Lawn Mowers
Battery-Powered Push Mower
While battery-powered push mowers are a little more difficult to use than self-propelled options, they are not nearly as heavy as gas-powered lawn mowers are, which makes them a better choice for people who don’t have the strength to handle a gas-powered lawn mower. They do require regular care and maintenance to keep the battery charged and in good condition.
One thing to consider when shopping for this type of lawn mower is how long the battery will last before needing to be replaced. All batteries will have to be replaced at some point but to avoid the extra associated costs of having this type of mower, it’s best to make sure that the battery is durable and designed to last for a very long time.
Because this lawn mower has to be pushed around the yard, it’s not an ideal option for homeowners who have very large yards or ones with lots of hills. While they are easy to use on flat surfaces, they can be very dangerous to use on hilly areas.
Read more: Best Battery Powered Lawn Mowers
Corded Electric Push Mower
Corded electric lawn mowers can be a good option for small yards.
Corded mowers have to be plugged in while they are in use, which can add a certain difficulty to mowing the lawn as it’s important to not mow over the cord. One major advantage of this type of lawn mower is that it doesn’t require all the care and maintenance that gas-powered and battery-powered lawn mowers do.
Since these lawn mowers just need to be plugged in during use, there isn’t any worry about the battery not being fully charged or running out of gasoline while mowing. Of course, because they are attached at all times to a cord, users have to be creative in using them.
These mowers are a good option for homeowners who have very small yards to maintain as they will only be able to be used as far away from the home as the cord will stretch.
Reel Lawn Mowers
push reel lawn mowers can be a good option for very small lawns.
Also known as “cylinder lawn mowers”, reel lawn mowers are a very environmentally friendly option for mowing a lawn. Traditionally, they don’t have an engine and they don’t require gas, electricity, or oil, making them almost perfectly quiet. They run on the power of the person who is using them. However, there are some gas-powered options that are available as well.
One main benefit of this type of mower is that they do not rip the grass the way that other lawn mowers do; instead, they cut the blades, which results in a very healthy and neat appearance. Since they don’t generally cut as low as other types of lawn mowers and since the height on the mower isn’t always adjustable, they usually require homeowners to mow twice a week.
They are a wonderful, light option for homeowners who have smaller yards and don’t mind clippings being left on their lawns. Unlike other lawn mowers that can have bags, these will leave clippings behind them, which not everyone finds ideal.
Reel lawn mowers are not suitable for lawns with tall weeds .These type of mowers tend to roll over rather than cut the weeds. They are also not very well suited for use on uneven lawns.
Hover Lawn Mowers
Hover lawn mowers are not very popular anymore
These lawn mowers actually produce a cushion of air underneath them and then ride on top of that. They look as if they are defying gravity and are easily moved from side to side as well as forward and back. Thanks to how easily they can be moved, they are great in tight spots that could otherwise be difficult to mow.
They use an impeller that is located above the blades to push air down, which lifts up the mower. Since they need to be lifted up, they are significantly lighter than other mowers. They are a great option for homeowners who have steep slopes, high-weeded areas, and waterfront areas to be mowed.
However, they have their drawbacks as well. The main disadvantage of hover lawn mowers is their ineffectiveness when used on uneven lawns or those that feature rough terrain. The air cushion can push down grass, limiting the amount that is cut by the blades. The result can be an uneven lawn with some areas not being cut at all.
They are quite hard to use on edges, since the wide gaps may affect the air cushion created. Also keep in mind that they have no wheels, so you’ll have to drag or carry them from the shed to the lawn.
Riding Lawn Mowers
Ride-on lawn mowers are great for large lawns
Riding lawn mowers take a lot of the hard work out of mowing a lawn and allow the person who is mowing to sit and relax during this chore. They are significantly bigger than other types of lawn mowers and generally cost more both to buy and to maintain.
Even though they are more expensive, riding lawn mowers are a great choice for many homeowners who are looking to decrease the amount of time they spend on yard work. They are a great option for homeowners who have very large lawns to cut and can decrease the amount of time spent mowing. However, not all riding lawn mowers are a great choice on hills and can actually be dangerous.
The ride-on lawn mower can be used on large lawns and is more effective in cutting tall weeds and grass than other types of lawn mowers. They do all this without the operator having to break a sweat, which makes for a much more enjoyable experience, every time.
Most of them run on gas-powered engines. Electric kinds are also available. However, they are costly and rather scarce in comparison to the gas powered models.
Zero-Turn Lawn Mower
This type of lawn mower is a little newer to some people but has a number of advantages over traditional tractor lawn mowers. They have very comfortable seats and the rider sits low to the ground. One of the main draws of this type of riding lawn mower is that they are engineered specifically to be easily maneuvered around tight turns and obstacles.
They do not have a steering wheel; rather, they have two bars that the person uses to control the mower. While it can take some time getting used to driving this type of lawn mower, they are one of the best options for quickly mowing a yard and getting close enough to the landscaping so that there aren’t large areas of uncut grass left behind.
Zero-turn lawn mowers are great for mowing in a hurry, getting close to obstacles, and taking care of a large yard in a short period of time. However, they don’t offer stability on hills and can be dangerous on slopes more than 15 degrees.
Read more: Best Zero Turn Lawn Mower
Tractor Lawn Mower
A Murray Ride-on Lawn Mower
Tractor lawn mowers are probably the most popular type of riding lawn mowers and have been around for a very long time. They have steering wheels to make using the lawn mower as easy as possible for the rider and are designed with comfort and maneuverability in mind.
One thing to remember about tractor riding lawn mowers is that they do not offer the precision of other types of mowers. They do have a learn curve and take a little time to best learn how to control the mower so that you can keep the yard looking its best. However, they generally do a great job keeping the yard looking its best.
These mowers are ideal for someone who is unwilling or unable to use a walk-behind lawn mower and who has a larger yard. They can be dangerous to use on hills in the yard.
Articulating Lawn Mower
Articulating Riding Lawn Mower: Husqvarna
Articulating lawn mowers are a great option for homeowners who are interested in a zero-turn mower but have heard how using it incorrectly can easily tear up the lawn and want something that will be a little more gentle on the grass. These mowers have a front-mounted cutting deck that allows for complete mowing control.
It’s easy for the person mowing to see where he or she is going and, thanks to the large and flat deck in front, it’s possible to get under branches and other obstacles. They have the best maneuverability of any lawn mower on the market and have easy steering.
Much the same as zero turn mowers, articulating lawn mowers are great for use in large lawns and since they can be used with a number of different attachments, they can do more than mow your lawn. They are ideal for mowing large areas in a hurry and for flat lawns with little slope.
Equipped with a heavier blade that is very sturdy and designed to cut through dense material without slowing down, rough-cut mowers can even cut through small trees without problems. They are made from durable, strong materials and generally are very reinforced so that there aren’t problems with the chassis being damaged during use.
While these mowers do a great job removing a lot of thick and rough grass from large areas in a hurry, they are not going to provide the same polished look as other lawn mowers will. However, they are often the only option for people who have very thick brush that they need to cut through as they are the only option that is tough enough to handle the job.
While they are the best option for cutting through dense brush, they are not a good option for use on regular lawns. Due to their size, weight, and power, they will easily tear up normal grass.
Sickle Bar Mower
Walk behind sickle bar mower
This type of mower has a long bar where there are mounted fingers and guard plates. Inside the bar, there is a channel with a reciprocating sickle that has very sharp triangular blades. The bar is pulled back and forth inside the channel at very high speeds. Any grass or plant matter that ends up between the finger plates and the sickles will be cut.
There is a bar that rides along the ground that can be tilted to ensure that the grass is cut at the right height. All cut grass is guided away from uncut grass and forms a swath in the grass where the mower will then travel on its next pass. These are best used in cutting tall grass or hay in large fields.
Walk behind flail mower
Flail mowers are a special type of rough-cut mower that are a great option for cutting through heavy scrub and brush that may ruin a regular lawn mower. While there are some smaller options that are self-powered, most attach to the back of tractors. When the flail on the mower hits an immovable object, it will simply bounce off of it while other mowers will throw the object.
They are the best option for cutting tall grass in areas where it comes in contact with a lot of loose debris, such as rocks along the sides of roads. Since these mowers won’t throw objects that they come in contact with, they are very safe to use. This ensures that small rocks and other items don’t become projectiles, which can be dangerous and cause personal harm.
Brush Hog Mower
Difference between a flail mower and brush hog
This is a type of rotary mower that attaches via a three-point hitch to the back of a tractor. The blades are not rigid as are the blades on a traditional lawn mower but are hinged, which allows them to move if they hit stumps or rocks. While most lawn mowers have sharp blades, brush hog mowers have dull blades that will allow them to easily work through dense growth.
The blades can reach more than 150 miles per hour, which will allow them to easily cut through not only grass and weeds but also small trees and saplings. These mowers are the best choice for people who need to clear large fields but who aren’t worried about a nice, smooth cut as they would be if cutting grass on a lawn.
Other Types Of Lawn Mowers
Robotic Lawn Mower
Robot lawn mower
Robotic mowers aren’t as popular as other types of lawn mowers but are becoming a more common sight, thanks to how easy they make maintaining your lawn. Instead of sweating it out while mowing the grass at your home, you can relax and watch as a small robot does the work for you.
These lawn mowers do take a little more setup time than traditional types of mowers do. In order for them to work correctly, the owner has to take time to install a boundary wire which will then provide the mower with an area that it can run and cut grass. While installing the wire and programming the motor can be tricky, the payoff may be worth it.
For a hands-off lawn mowing experience the robotic lawn mowers are great
Robotic lawn mowers do not require any supervision to operate. You only have to switch it on and leave it to cut your grass. In fact, you don’t even have to switch it on yourself in most cases. The machine operates on a schedule which you program beforehand, so that it will mow the lawn automatically for you a few times per week or however often you prefer.
Because robot mowers are very quiet, they can be used at night without bothering the neighbors. They are a wonderful option for people who aren’t interested in mowing their lawns themselves and feel confident that they could set up the boundary wires without issues.
Remote Control Mowers
While not as common as other types of lawn mowers, remote control mowers are a great option for people who would otherwise be unsafe when mowing their lawns. These lawn mowers are very heavy-duty and area designed to be very productive and safe to use.
They generally are great climbers so they can handle steep slopes without tipping over, which could be dangerous. Additionally, they are a wonderful option to be used in locations such as near active train tracks where otherwise the person operating the mower would be putting himself or herself in danger.
While they are much larger and heavier than other types of lawn mowers, because they can be easily driven and controlled, it’s easy to load them into the back of a vehicle or onto a trailer. They can handle slopes up to 55 degrees without tipping, making them great for use in extreme locations with hills. Additionally, since they can be used in dangerous locations, they are perfect for owners who are unable to enter a mowing area due to safety concerns.
Tow-Behind Lawn Mowers
This type of lawn mower attaches to the back of a tractor or an ATV. They generally have a very large deck, which makes them great for mowing large areas of grass all at once. Since they are attached to tractors or ATVs, they can be used at high or low speeds without any problems.
Tow-behind lawn mowers tend to be much more durable and able to cut through rough grass and weeds than traditional self-propelled or walk-behind lawn mowers, which means that they are great for use in large and overgrown fields. However, users do have to have a tractor or ATV in order to use this type of lawn mower and it requires the same regular maintenance as other types.
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The first mowing of lawn grass
Mowing the lawn with his hands
The first mowing must carry out then, when the length of grass will exceed 10 cm. It should be noted, though the optimum height of the lawn should be 4-6 cm, the first haircut is allowed to cut no more 2-3 cm. The first haircut, as the subsequent, it is necessary to carefully sharpen knives lawn mowers, what would a future “haircut” was smooth and aesthetically attractive. Subsequent haircuts will depend on the features and looks of your lawn, climate and soil.
Subsequent mowing the lawn with his hands
After, how did you first cut the lawn and the grass grew back, start a cycle of weekly lawn cuts. This work is the longest in relation to lawn care and at the same time the most responsible, because. proper lawn care will depend on the longevity of the herbs and its appearance.
If you cut the ground lawn, regular haircuts should be 1 at times 7-10 days. It is best to start cutting the grass, when it grows back in 3-4 cm above the required size.
For parterre lawn is an ideal height should be 4 cm in winter, in the fall and in drought and 3 cm in the summer.
If your site has a meadow lawn, a haircut can be carried out not more often 2 times for the whole season, because. flowers and other plants reproduce generative (with the help of seeds). The first mowing should be carried out, when the seeds are ripe and dry (it should be noted, that grass clippings should be left on the lawn for a few days, what would the seeds blossomed and spread across the surface). The second mowing of meadow lawn is, when the plants exceed the level in 14-15 cm.
As for haircuts gardening (common) lawn with their hands, plant height should be from 4 to 7 cm, accordingly, mowing the grass should, when she will grow up to 10 cm. During the season of garden lawn shorn not more than 5-6 times.
The last mowing of turf grass
Perfectly smooth lawn is the key to the attractiveness of a garden plot
The last mowing of turf grass occurs at the end of September – beginning of October, when the temperature becomes not higher 12 degrees. In winter the lawn does not squints, in order, what would sod independently winterized (especially in the winter period the growth rate of turf grass minimum).
Basic mistakes when cutting lawn grass
Due to the fact, that caring for lawn grass, often, runs without the help of professionals, gardeners make a lot of mistakes, result in the grass quickly dies or loses its aesthetic appearance.
The most common mistakes when mowing the lawn with his hands is considered:
- Work with the mower, which blunt the knives, resulting in uneven height of the lawn, and sometimes bald on top, because. the mower will rip the grass with the root.
- Lawn grass, cut very short (height to 2,5 cm). In this case there is yellowing of the grass and its attenuation, causing the lawn will begin to grow dandelions, mosses, daisies etc.
- Infrequent mowing the lawn, when the grass gets too long and starts to fall to the ground. After that, the lawn may experience bald spots and other adverse effects.
- Mowing wet grass, causing the mower clogged quickly and smoothly begins to mow the lawn.
- Leaving the long lawn in the winter, you provide it a weak immune system to diseases, such as coating of snow mold, which will provide you a lot of hassle in the spring.
- Never work with wet lawn at all, and the more electric mower or trimmer, this can lead to hazard and receiving injury.
Tips and recommendations for proper mowing
Mowing the lawn with the lawn mower
Using these tips from the professionals, you will not only improve their skills in self-cutting grass, but will provide a harmonious and beautiful looking lawn on the site, therefore seriously consider the following advice.:
- To mower you need to slowly and carefully, what would it efficiently and evenly cut lawn
- Mowing grass to exercise in the morning, on a warm day without rain. In this case, the earth will be a little wet, and the very dry lawn grass and lawn mowers will be the most correctly and effectively
- Before each mowing, check the integrity of the mower or trimmer
- After every haircut, scrub the mower from the cut grass and sharpen the knives
- Be careful, that would be the entire area of the lawn does not have stones and other obstacles, which can not only damage your knives, but to harm your health
- During operation do not run the cable, if you are using an electric lawnmower, otherwise you will damage and may be injured
- Constantly pay attention to the fullness of the container for grass, would watch that he was not completely filled
- If the site is unavailable for lawn mower seats, manually trim them with clippers or trimmer
- In hot weather leave grass clippings on the lawn, it will protect it from harmful sun rays
- If for any reason you have launched a lawn and it became too long, you must first walk the mower at the maximum height of mowing, and then on the desired
- Make mowing grass not on schedule, and then when its height will be at 3 cm more than the required
- Technology of mowing grass the following: first pass of the strip in one direction (the length or width of the plot), then turn and run parallel in the opposite direction. In this scheme, the lawn will have a beautiful alternating dark and light stripes, which are formed as a result of the declination of the grass roller lawn mowers.
Using these tips, you are sure to make your lawn attractive, but beyond the technology and grass cutting still need to choose the right equipment for the job, we now discuss!
Choosing a lawn mower
The choice of lawn mower is one of the most important components, which continue to appear on the appearance of turf grass, therefore, a brief look at the nuances of this technique.
- It’s best not to regret money and buy a quality mower with a durable hardened steel knives, you will need to cut not so often
- Choosing between an electrical lawnmower and a gasoline, first of all, take into account the scope of work, because. petrol lawnmower has more power and performance, designed for large areas.
- Pay attention to the components of the lawn mowers: container herbs need to be fabric, and the wheels are wide (that would not leave cutting marks on the lawn)
- Given the size of lawn areas, choose the optimal width of the mowing, what would the process of lawn care is not delayed for the whole day
- Be sure to purchase a lawn mower, having the height adjustment of mowing. If this device no, technique hardly belongs to the class of reliable and high quality.
- If you have a small plot of lawn grass better save money and buy trimmer, to work correctly which also provide beautiful view of the lawn
- Select less noisy equipment, because. when working with loud lawn mowers neither of which pleasure cannot be and speeches
- Pay attention to the material of the housing of the lawn mower: it is recommended to choose the technique, lined with aluminium or plastic.
Lawnmower buying guide: How to choose the best lawn mower
A lush, leafy green lawn is what many gardeners dream of having. And for that, you need a good lawnmower.
In fact, the lawn is often the largest area of the garden. So having a high-quality lawnmower that suits your grass and garden size is vital. In fact, I think it’s the most important gardening tool you can own.
But shopping for a lawnmower can feel overwhelming. There are so many different types and the jargon is confusing. Often the models get more expensive, but the added extras are hard to identify.
So I’ve put together a lawnmower buying guide. It is completely independent and objective. I am not reviewing or recommending specific models or brands, or trying to sell you anything.
The buying guide simply aims to explain the different features and show which type of lawnmower is best for different garden sizes, styles and power requirements.
Lawn mower types
Cylinder lawn mowers have cylindrical blades that rotate vertically at the front of the mower. They cut against a fixed blade at the bottom. The cylinder should have multiple blades – three or more is best.
Cylinder lawnmowers are best for flat lawns that you want to keep short and well-manicured. They can be electric, petrol-powered and push mowers.
Rotary lawnmowers have a single blade that rotates horizontally underneath the mower, like the propellers of a plane.
Rotary lawn mowers are the most versatile type and will cope with most types of grass. They are better than cylinder mowers at cutting longer and rougher grass.
A rotary mower may be powered by mains electric, rechargeable battery or petrol engine.
Hover lawnmowers hover above the ground, making them easier to push and adept at mowing uneven surfaces. They are a good choice for unusual-shaped lawns and cheaper than other types.
However, hover lawnmowers are not always suitable for larger gardens. They are usually electric powered and have rotary blades.
Lawnmower power options
Most lawnmowers are powered by mains electricity. This is the best choice for small and medium-sized gardens. The mowers are smaller, cheaper to buy and easy to store.
Check that the cable will allow you to mow to the end of your garden before you buy.
You should expect to pay £100 to £200 for an electric mower. Hover lawnmowers are cheaper, starting at around £50.
Cordless battery-powered lawn mowers are a hassle-free garden mower. They have all the benefits of an electric mower but you don’t need to worry about a cable.
However, they can be more expensive than mains electric models because of the battery. Modern lithium ion batteries are lighter and last much longer than traditional nickel-cadmium versions, but they are more costly.
You should expect to pay £300 to £500 for a cordless lawnmower.
Petrol-powered lawn mowers are the best choice for large gardens where a mains cable would be unsuitable. They are bit more expensive but much more powerful and faster at cutting. They are also easier to manoeuvre around large objects.
However, bear in mind that petrol lawnmowers will need servicing like car engines, and you will need to check and top-up the oil.
You should expect to pay £150 to £500 for a petrol lawnmower, depending on your power requirements.
These are generally small cylinder lawnmowers that you simply push along with your muscle power. They are best for small gardens and don’t use electricity or produce noise and emissions.
However, push lawnmowers are not suitable for larger or sloping gardens or people who have difficulty pushing.
You should expect to pay £40 to £100 for a push lawnmower.
Lawn mowers for different garden sizes
Think of your lawn as a tennis court. A full-size court would be a medium lawn, half the court or less would be a small lawn. Anything bigger is a large lawn.
Here’s the mower maths:
Other lawnmower factors to consider
Some electric and petrol lawnmowers are self-propelled. This means that you don’t need to push them – simply steer them in the right direction!
It makes mowing much easier, especially with large lawns and heavy machines. Some models come with adjustable speeds, so you can set it to a comfortable walking pace.
It is generally advised to collect grass clippings rather than leaving them on the lawn. Most lawnmowers collect the clippings in a box at the back. This is better than mowers that leave you to rake them up afterwards!
If you have a medium or large lawn, look for a high-capacity grass box. This will cut down how often you need to stop mowing and empty the box.
You can also get lawn mowers that chop up the grass clippings very finely and push them back into the lawn as mulch. These are sometimes called recycling mowers. The mulch adds nutrients back into the lawn.
The fine shredding helps the clippings break down quickly so they don’t smother the rest of the grass. Mulching mowers are expensive but a good choice if you don’t have anywhere to dispose of grass clippings.
A lawn mower’s cutting width refers to how wide a stripe the lawnmower can cut. A larger cutting width will reduce how much time you spend mowing the lawn.
Here’s a handy guide using the lawn sizes from above.
- Small lawn: 300mm cutting width.
- Medium lawn: 350-400mm cutting width.
- Large lawn: 400mm+ cutting width.
Cutting height refers to how high the grass will be when you have cut it. Most lawnmowers have adjustable cutting heights – you simply move the blades up or down.
This helps you dictate the height of the grass, and leave it longer in autumn or during dry periods. Cutting height ranges are usually 20mm to 60mm – see my section on proper mowing technique below for advice.
If you want the striped lawn finish you see on football pitches, you need a lawnmower with a rear roller. The heavier the mower and its roller, the longer your stripes will last.
Rear rollers also allow you to mow right up to the edge of the lawn.
If you have lots of lawn edges, it is worth looking for a model that can cut right up to the edge. Generally cylinder blades or versions with rear rollers are better at this.
Any mower with inset front wheels or a grass collection comb is also great for mowing edges – no need to go back round with a strimmer.
Robot lawn mowers
Robot lawn mowers are becoming more commonplace these days. The technology is getting better all the time and they can now recognise obstacles and lawn edges. And they are a lot more affordable, though still not cheap.
Robot lawnmowers are for you if you really, really hate mowing the lawn. There is some set-up involved as you have to lay a perimeter wire. Then just leave the mower to get on with cutting. Some models even ‘self-park’ into a charging station after mowing.
Proper mowing technique
Now you have the best lawnmower, you need to get your mowing technique sorted too. A great-looking lawn needs a regular mowing regime that encourages the grasses to develop fine leaves. It also keeps the growth lush and dense, and stops weeds and moss spreading.
The single biggest mistake most people make when cutting the lawn is to cut too low. This is known as ‘scalping’ the grass, and can seriously weaken it.
For normal lawns that get wear and foot traffic, keep the grass around 5cm high. For ornamental lawns that don’t get used much, you can go as low as 2.5cm.
Always remove leaves and grass clippings after mowing and feed the lawn in spring and autumn with special lawn fertiliser. Make sure you choose the right one – spring feeds encourage leafy growth and autumn mixtures build stronger roots.
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The first ever lawn mower was invented in 1830 by Edwin Budding. This was a push lawn mower with five to eight spiral blades and it didn’t have a motor or anything to power it. Users had to push the mower for the blades to rotate. That means that if you stopped pushing the mower, it stopped cutting grass. Of course, these mowers were limited in their ability to cut and the lawns looked uneven after they were cut. Well, push mowers might have been useful during those days when there were no other options but today there are many more convenient mower options. In this post, we will be discussing the different types of lawn mowers:
The cylinder mower is the equivalent of the modern push mower. They have similar designs, but the cylinder mower delivers more precise cuts than the push mower. A series of blades rotate inside the barrel. Like a push mower, this mower also has a stationary blade fixed at its rear. As the barrel turns and the blades rotate forward, grass that is exposed to it will be cut against the rear blade.
This type of mower is recommended for cutting short grass. If you mow your lawn every week, then a cylinder mower is the perfect option for you. But if you’ve not mowed your lawn in over a month, then you will want to use a more powerful rotary mower. The main advantage of cylinder mower is that it is quieter and cheaper. So, you can be sure that you won’t disturb your neighbors if you like mowing early in the morning. Although the latest cylinder mowers have a motor inside, you can still find models that don’t have motors.
This is the most commonly used lawn mower today. Traditional rotary models use petrol which makes them more powerful. Basically, rotary mowers have horizontal blades that spin clockwise on the bottom. As you push this mower over the grass, the rotating blades will cut it. You don’t need to push the mower for the blades to spin because the mower is powered by petrol.
This makes its cutting power strong enough to cut longer grass. If you’ve not cut your grass for more than a month, then you will want to use a rotary mower. They can also mow lawns faster, which make them more suitable for mowing large lawns.
There are many types of rotary lawn mowers on the market. But the most popular is the riding version and the push version. The riding version is ideal for people who don’t like pushing the mower. It has a horizontal blade at the bottom, but it may also come with multiple blades. Although these are the most expensive type of mowers, they are the most comfortable to use.
As the name suggests, these lawn mowers have motors that are powered by electricity. The main benefit of electric mowers is that they are cheaper to operate and lighter to push. They are of course not as powerful as rotary mowers because the electricity doesn’t deliver as much power to the rotating blades as petrol would. Electric mowers are ideal for small to medium sized lawns. In addition to that, they cut lawns quietly, so you can be sure that you won’t cause any noise pollution in the neighborhood. The latest electric mowers come with built-in batteries. This means that you don’t have to use an electric cord, which anyway limits mobility.
These batteries are charged the same way you charge your phone’s battery. You should be able to cut all the grass on a regular-sized lawn on a full battery.
This type of mowers has been used for a very long time. They deliver more power than other types of mowers, making them ideal for cutting overgrown grass. The disadvantage of petrol mowers is that they are heavier. This means that pushing it around can be difficult if you are using the push-style petrol lawn mower. A number of the latest petrol mower models come with a self-propelling feature which basically reduces the effort required to cut the grass. If you have a big lawn, you will want to go for the self-propelled mower. Of course, this will require more petrol, but that should be expected from a mower that has been designed to drive and cut at the same time.
Generally, petrol mowers will not go out of style anytime soon since they deliver more power than other types of lawn mowers.
This is an advanced type of rotary push mower with spinning blades and an impeller above them. The role of the impeller is to push air downwards through the blades, making the mower to lift up off the ground. The blades are the only part of the mower that touches the grass. The rest of the mower unit floats in the air, thus making it easy to push it around.
However, mowers have the lightweight plastic body to make the lifting easier. Actually, the only part of the mower unit that weighs it down is the electric motor. The downside of these mowers is that they don’t cut well in rough terrain. However, you can use them on steep slopes and where there are many weeds.
This is another futuristic mower that many people are trying it out. As the name suggests, a robotic mower will mow the whole lawn all by itself. That means that you don’t need to control or monitor it. You simply need to place a border wire around the lawn. The robotic mower will be able to sense the boundaries and it will only cut grass where you want it to cut.
This types of lawn mower are great for people who don’t have enough time to do their lawn or have some kind of physical disability which makes it difficult to do certain tasks. The main downside of this mower is that it is expensive and not many people can afford it. However, if you are looking for a convenient way to mow your lawn without having to push the mower yourself, then this is a great option.
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