Buying Guide for Lawn Mowers
When buying a lawnmower, the first things to consider are the size of the lawn and the way you want to cut. Consider a push mower or front wheel drive for smaller lawns and rear wheel drive for larger lawns. Rear wheel drive is also better suited for hillier yards.
Consider a self-propelled mower if you have a larger area to mow. Remember that every 1/4 acre of lawn you mow means a walk of one to two miles. The choice of cutting system is determined by the type of lawn and how often you mow it. Side ejection can handle taller, wilder, coarser grass types and seldom-cut lawns.
A lawnmower with mulching capability is ideal if you mow often and demand first-rate results. The finely-chopped grass cuttings fertilize the lawn and make it more drought resistant.
A lawnmower with collection capability gives tidy results and saves time since you don't need to rake clippings after you've finished cutting. You can also use collection for leaves when the autumn comes. Collection is also a good idea if you want to avoid allergic reactions to grass, and decrease the spreading of weed seeds.