Tips for Choosing a Lawn Mower

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Tips for Choosing a Lawn Mower

You need something to keep your unruly lawn under control. But there are so many types of lawn mowers out there where do you start? We break down the most common options below to help you shop for your dream mower.

Walk-Behind vs. Zero-Turn

Walk-behind mowers tend to be fairly common among homeowners. They will give you decent cutting width and they can work through long, thick grass. Some models can even turn the grass clippings into mulch, which can be useful in other parts of your landscaping efforts. It is easy to use one and almost anyone can operate it with ease. They are pretty agile, making it easy to move around obstacles such as bushes or shrubs. These mowers work best if you have a smaller yard (less than half an acre).

A zero-turn mower gets the job done in much less time. They help you work smarter, not harder. They are also easy to navigate and offer plenty of maneuverability. They also can cut very close around obstacles such as flower beds and bushes. You will save time since you won't have to go back over those areas with a weedwacker. These work best for those with a larger yard (over an acre).

Both models offer some great perks. It's a matter of personal preference and what better suits your lawn situation.

Gas vs Electric

There are two common ways your lawn mower can be powered. First is gas. These will run for a longer period of time and offer more power. But their downsides are that they are messier and will need more maintenance.

Second is electric. These can be either corded models or cordless models. They are often found to be easier to operate and will be much cleaner. Their downside is that you could run out of power and often need to keep batteries on hand just in case. Corded models also highly restrict your mobility, which can be hard on larger lawns. The right choice depends on your given needs and preferences for your mowing situation.

When you're ready to come to find your perfect lawn mower, visit Gamble's Sales & Service. Our friendly staff can answer any questions and help offer you advice on the perfect mower for your unique needs and budget. We proudly serve those in Clark County, Ohio just outside Dayton and Columbus.

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