Of all the chores to be done throughout the year, leaf duty is one of the most unpopular.
During the spring, trees are beautiful. In the summer, they shade us from the burning sun. Then fall rolls around, the leaves hit the ground, and you’re spending long hours on the weekends cleaning them up.
We’re not completely done with the lawn care equipment just yet, but winter is bearing down on us. It’s time to start thinking about winterizing your mower, garden tractor or walk-behind.
If you don’t normally perform a thorough winterization process, it’s a great habit to adopt this year. It’s not all that difficult to make sure your mower is stored correctly for the winter months, and you’ll see the benefits once spring arrives and it’s time to rev up and cut down that fresh lawn.
Let’s face it: Once summer ends, about the only thing you’re thinking about when it comes to lawn care is that ultra-fun job of raking the leaves and making sure the lawn is cleared up for winter.
But the truth is, the secret to delivering a really amazing lawn once spring arrives is to amp up the attention your paying it now. During the autumn months, your lawn is busy absorbing all the water, nutrients and energy it can to endure the long winter ahead.
Selecting a lawn mower may seem like a fairly simple process, but there are some key considerations you should understand before making the purchase. After all, the last thing you want to do is make a mistake that’s either going to be costly, make mowing more time consuming than it needs to be, or result in a poorly manicured lawn.
Essentially, there are three things to consider:
- The amount of lawn you mow
- Your physical ability
- The investment you want to make
When it comes time to get a new lawn mower, how do you go about selecting one? Do you grab a used one on the side of the road? Or run to Walmart? What are your thoughts on name brands?
The fact is, if you make a good, educated purchase now it’s going to help you in the long run, whether it costs your more or not. Here’s five things you should know when selecting your next lawn mower, follow them and you’ll thank us down the road: