Spring is finally here, which means that it’s time for our plants to start growing again and our gardens to blossom. However, while it can be fun to see hints of green surrounding you with each passing day, overgrown grass and weeds can quickly sneak up on you and take over your lawn if you’re not careful. Using a lawnmower is a fast and easy way to keep them under control.
So to counter such issues, this article will serve as a guide to help you pick the right machinery for you and you lawn’s needs.
How environmentally-savvy are you?
Petrol-powered lawn mowers are the most common type of lawnmower available. However, many are now choosing to veer away from them due to the fact that they contribute to pollution. Another option available are electric-powered lawnmowers. However, if you have a big garden but your budget prevents you from getting a wireless one, you may need to make do with one that has a long cord, or get an extension cord to allow you to reach every corner of your garden. If you want a more environmentally friendly option, and don’t mind sweating a bit, it might even be worth considering a hand-powered lawn mower.
How big is your lawn?
According to an article on The Guardian, you need to take into consideration the size of your lawn when shopping for the appropriate lawnmower. The bigger your garden, the more likely the chances that you will need a powerful lawnmower to make life easier.
Screwfix list options including cordless rotary lawnmowers as well as ride-on versions. If your backyard isn’t that big, then you won’t need to splash out on a ride-on lawnmower as it will be hard to manoeuvre around a small garden.
Also, make sure to check the cutting diametre of the lawnmower you are considering purchasing. Choice.com state the bigger the cutting diametre the faster you will be able to complete your tasks.
How well can you handle a lawnmower?
Maneuverability is also one thing you need to factor in the equation when buying a lawnmower. The unit you purchase should allow for intuitive handling so you don’t have to worry about controlling it. Most experts will recommend that you look for a balanced lawnmower with heavy-duty wheels, because they can be controlled faster and more easily compared to others.
Additionally, ensure that the lawnmower can be adjusted to your height for easier handling.
How much maintenance does it need?
Buying a lawnmower does not automatically mean that you’re set for life. It will need periodic maintenance, the frequency of which will depend on the model that you invest in. Petrol-powered lawnmowers require regular maintenance, aside from needed fuel in order to run.
Cordless lawnmowers require battery changes every so often. Make sure to check the manual to see what kind of maintenance the unit will need so you will know how to take care of it accordingly.
The number of lawnmowers available on the market can easily overwhelm you. However, the different options can also be a good thing, because the variation means that there’s something for everyone.
Follow this guide to help you evaluate which model is the right lawnmower for you, and you can’t go wrong…we hope!
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