Is a Push Lawn Mower Hands Down the Best Choice

by:Jiali     2020-07-25
Thinking about moving to new home, one of the greatest arguments for picking an independent house over an apartment that comes to mind, is that an independent house can come with a garden or yard. As wonderful as it is to have a patch of lawn all your own, a lawn does need mowing. Now a gas-powered lawnmower isn't really expensive. You could have one for roughly twice the price of a push lawnmower. Which would bring it to around $250. Why, there are push lawn mowers by some of the better brands that actually sell for nearly as much as a powered one. Could there be any argument for something as primitive as a push lawn mower then? You would be surprised.
If in your mind a push lawnmower is a stubborn little device that you need to push with all your might for any kind of results at all, you need to have a look at how efficient and well-built today's push lawnmower models are. They don't really need to be pushed so much as they need to be gently guided. Apart from that, the benefits to going manual over powered are overwhelming ones. For instance, have you ever been woken up at 7 AM on a Saturday morning with the noise from the neighbor's put-putting gas mower? Of course you have - lawnmowers are noisy, not to mention smoky. Not only do they cost a lot to run, they are demanding when it comes to maintenance too - blade-sharpening, spark plugs, oil changes, everything you need to do with the car short of inflating the tires. And of course, they are bulky, and take up a lot of space in your garage.
The push lawnmower on the other hand takes up no room at all. You hang up on a nail in your garage, when you're done. You never have to worry about whether it will start on a cold day, or if it has all the maintenance done. Any time that you wish to get your lawn mowed, it's always ready and always raring to go. There is no pollution to worry about, or noise for that matter. And the blades on a good push lawnmower are usually self-sharpening. Pushing a 5 pound lawnmower around your yard, not only do you get to breathe in the scent of fresh cut grass without the smelly smoke getting in the way, you get a little bit of exercise too. And of course, a push lawnmower is far safer a device to run around children. Did you ever see what a powered lawnmower can do when it comes across little things in its path like a rock or a twig? The spinning blades give them a good whack and send them hurtling. That could really hurt someone.
Does this mean that the push lawnmower is without a downside? Of course, nothing is without a downside. It doesn't do well with grass that is even a little long. If you come back from a month-long vacation and you find your lawn all all overgrown, your push lawnmower will just roll over the grass instead of cutting it. And of course, it doesn't do so well around the edges of your garden. Still, those are minor quibbles for a device that gets the job done with so little trouble.
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