Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The grass is coming in quite nicely! **pictures to come later** However, it seems its now time to mow it. The question is, what do we get for a mower? A small non-powered push mover and then just rake the clippings? A small gas push mover, or an electric? There is something about the electric movers that really scare me though. How many people have run over that cord? Not a good thought.


Kim & Ryan said...

We have a non-powered push mower and my husband is in love with it. It's also nice to not have to yell over the noise. I just read that leaving the clippings is the best form of fertilizer, so we even stopped the raking.

Good luck!

Pacha Mama said...

Get a reel mower. No maintenance. No batteries. No gas. No cords. No sweat :) They are lighweight and your neighbors will love you for it. We have a couple July postings about our first experience and lessons learned about using this type of mower. Enjoy!www.pachamamahouse.blogspot.com

NV said...

A non-powered push mower? I’d sooner get a goat! :-)

I have too large a yard to consider the electric models seriously, but you might do well with one – if you don’t run over the cord!

Good luck. Decisions, decisions …

Ben said...

LOL at "i'd sooner get a goat"

beppers said...

we have a reel mower for ~0.25 acre... the only caveat is that you have to mow more often, but for a small yard it would definately be the way to go. and um, it does involve sweat. ;-)

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