Spring is here and summer is on the way. With all the sun the grass is growing faster, so it’s time to bust out the lawn mower more often. The old school thought is that “more power” is better, which is what made the gas-powered lawn mower so popular. But in my opinion, the next best thing to owning a goat is owning a push-lawnmower!
When I was a young boy, I remember mowing my great-grandmother’s lawn with what seemed like an antique (and it probably was) mowing device. Even as a kid I thought it was fun to use – afterall, I was the one powering those fast spinning blades, and there was some reward in that. I wondered, “Why doesn’t my dad have one of these?” Well, it seems that these days a lot of people are going back to the simplicity and practical advantages of using a push lawn mower.
Here are a few of the advantages:
More exercise: Pushing a push-reel lawn mower engages the legs and core muscles a little more than pushing a gas-powered mower, so it strengthens the muscles and burns a few more calories. Score!
Quiet to use: There’s no obnoxious motor, so all you hear is the smooth sound of grass being clipped. This means that you can mow the lawn at any time! Get outside when it’s too hot, and you won’t have to worry about waking or bothering your neighbors.
Fewer allergens: Since push reel lawn mowers aren’t high powered and don’t have a blade that spins like a helicopter rotor, they don’t kick up nearly as much dust or allergen particles as a gas-powered mower. This is great news for all allergy sufferers.
Economical: Push law mowers are more affordable than gas-powered mowers, and they’re a lot cheaper to work on. The blades can be adjusted and sharpened at home, and there’s very little that can go wrong with them. You’ll also save money by not having to buy gas or oil. An added bonus is that push mowers save space and are easier to store.
Better for you and the environment: Push reel lawn mowers are powered by clean energy – you! The more we can minimized our petroleum use, the better. With a push lawn mower, you won’t have to worry about breathing in gas fumes or spilling any petroleum products in your yard. Not to mention, you won’t have to make any annoying trips to the gas station to refill your gas can!
A push reel lawn mower is truly a great investment; it’s cheaper than a gas mower, and you’ll reap a number of priceless benefits. Be part of re-making the American experience: take your shirt off, enjoy the sunshine, get some exercise while mowing your lawn, and save a little money in the process!
- Great States Push Reel Lawnmower (I use this brand, and it does a great job. This one also has ergonomic handles.)
- Push Lawnmower Bag Attachment
Originally posted 2013-06-02 00:59:35.