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Choosing Your New Lawn Mower

By Allyn Paul, filed under Lawn Tips.



Over my career in the lawn care industry, I have used a lot of different types of lawn mowers. I have used riders, walkers, zero turns and push mowers. Now, I understand you are not going to head over to the local lawn mower shop this weekend and drop ten thousand dollars on a new SCAG hydro mower, but you may visit that same shop and buy a new walk-behind and these tips will surely help you out.

What To Look For

First off, I want a mower that will both mulch and catch clippings. This is because different lawn conditions will warrant the use of both. If I have a lawn fungus in the turf like dollar spot, I will want to catch the clippings so as not to spread it. However, if conditions are good in the spring, I will mulch to recycle nutrients back into the lawn. This is a nice option to have at your disposal.




Next, I want a mower that is well-powered. I never recommend buying anything with less than 5 HP. At this level and above, you have enough power and torque to push through thick and damp grass without leaving clumps.

Finally, I want you to get a mower that is rear-wheel-drive self propelled. Trust me, pushing a mower gets old quickly. The reason I recommend rear wheel driven mowers is because it makes it easier to mow straight lines and keeps power to the ground on hills and curves.

That’s a good start for now. In the next article, I will go into more depth on what to look for in your next mower purchase.

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