Spring is here and the iconic noises of spring are back: birds chirping, bees buzzing, and lawn mowers running.
Now is the time to get your mower back into shape with some routine maintenance and blade sharpening. If your mower didn’t survive the winter, or you think it’s time for an upgrade, we’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest lawn mowers on the market.
Reel mowers were one of the first types of lawn mowers created, but don’t mistake them as outdated or obsolete. Technology has improved over the past decade, making newer models easier to push. They are not only the most environmentally friendly option (besides #3), but they also eliminate the need for gas, and give your lawn one of the best cuts!
Robot Lawn Mowers
Yes, you read correct—robots. You may have seen robotic vacuums, but have you seen the same technology applied to mowers? Not only would a robotic mower save you money, but an electric model (shown above) can also reduce your carbon footprint.
High Speed Lawn Mowers
The fastest lawn mower set a world record of 116.57 mph. This, of course, isn’t a showroom model but it is still cool. We don’t recommend that you mow your lawn at high speeds, but if you’re into lawn mower racing, now you know how fast you will need to go.
Want to go all natural? Employ an animal! Goats are usually the go-to choice, but they don’t discriminate with regards to what plants they eat—buyer beware. Cows, geese, chickens, sheep, or even guinea pigs can also be employed. Each offers their own pros and cons so do your research before taking on this responsibility.
It’s real. The lawn mower blade acts as the "lift" for the mower itself creating a hovering effect. We’ve heard mixed reviews on their overall effectiveness, but we think they’re still groovy. These mowers are fairly inexpensive due to the reduced amount of material they require in production.
Because sitting on the lawn mower just wasn’t comfortable enough; someone went ahead and made a remote-controlled lawn mower; it’s true!
Rechargeable Lawn Mowers
Battery powered lawn mowers such as the ones offered by GreenworksTools.com are now as effective and efficient as gas-powered mowers with the added benefit of reducing air and noise pollution in addition to saving money otherwise spent on gas.
Regardless of how you choose to mow your lawn, it is important to practice proper mowing techniques. For more tips, ask us for our "How to Have a Healthy Lawn" booklet or call a local NaturaLawn® of America franchise today to care for your lawn.