You did it After all, you’ve shut down in a respectable starter home, and he even had a perfect little patch of lawn. But there is a little problem. While you were signing documents and packing boxes, your fluffy green carpet turned into a horror field at the knee, and you’ll understand: you do not have a lawnmower.
In a state of panic, hurry to the local hardware store and buy the most powerful and valuable equipment you can find: a giant lawnmower to face the grass as you sit comfortably down the wooden seedlings and maybe even hefty leaf blowers around these grassy remnants to send to the kingdom.
But they still have problems. You have selected the wrong equipment.
This tedious mower can not reach the tight spots and corners of the lawn, so you’ll have to finish working with this big heavy mower. By the time you pulled this voluminous blower, you’ve decided that you hate lawn work officially.
Moral of the story? Research first and choose the right equipment for your lawn. Here is a brief overview that will help you decide.
A conventional lawnmower is designed for small lawn or perfectionists with medium-sized lawns, as they give you a neat look as a razor. They cut clean the corners, cut through the narrow side courtyards and delicately follow the edges of the beds. You can choose between gas, electric and battery models.
Gas mowers are those that are seen when neighbors are pushed on Saturday mornings because they are dependable and usually self-propelled. The only downside is that they require gas, which means evaporation and noise.
Electric mowers offer a quieter and cleaner alternative, and lithium-ion batteries make wireless models more comfortable. They tend to be more expensive, but the lack of gas stations, steaming and frequent maintenance is a great selling point.
Coil rolls require nothing more than a good, old-fashioned boost, so you do not have to worry about gas, noise and smoke. Although many of them have remained unchanged since the 1950s, some models have modern improvements. At the time of writing, the Fiskars StaySharp Max Trimmer belonged to its own class and was almost as easy to push as a self-propelled model.
Although they are not the best choice for small or complex lawns with many corners, corners and cracks, there are many like lawnmowers. They can mow with the comfort of a plush seat, they are much faster than walking models and some even have a cup holder.
Don’t blow your budget on a lawnmower, because when it comes to yardwork, mowing isn’t the hard part. It’s all the trimming, edging, and cleanup that comes afterward that you’ll really come to despise — if you picked the wrong tools, that is.
Choosing a lawn tool really comes down to balancing two things: the strength you need to get the job done and the strength you possess to operate the tool on a regular basis.
Gas-powered trimmers are the most common choices and come with either two-cycle or four-cycle engines. Two-cycle models are strong enough to handle typical yardwork and are usually more lightweight. However, a smoother-running four-cycle model provides more power.
Electric trimmers come either corded or cordless, but unless your lawn is weed-free and regularly maintained, don’t settle for the hassles of using a corded model. Instead, spring for a powerful cordless trimmer with a lithium-ion battery. Many newer models are just as strong as the gas-powered ones, without the inconveniences of gas.
Other lawn equipment
If you are a new homeowner, choose a string trimmer that’s part of a modular system. They cost a little more upfront but allow you to attach additional tools, such as leaf blowers, edgers, and even pole saws, which will save you space and money in the long run.