Riding lawn mowers
2008-06-03 16:16:49 UTC
I realise that you have ruled out a push mower on the grounds of your age. However, I am running a project in the UK that aims to re-introduce push mowers. Almost without exception, our trialists thought that push mowers would be more difficult to push than their electric or petrol mowers, then changed their minds after trying them out. Their notion (that push=hard work) arises from childhood memories of labouring round a lawn with an old-style machine that weighed 15 kilos, and continuously ground the blades on the bottom bar to keep them sharp. No wonder it was hard. The modern equivalent weighs half as much, and has roller bearing and a case hardened blade. So, if your lawn area is 200 square metres or less (or you can make it so by planting, as other respondents have suggested) I urge you to seek out one of the more expensive of the modern push mowers and just try it for twenty feet. I think you will be amazed. Goats (at least, the anglo-nubians we used to keep) are browsers and not grazers, so they don't really make a good job of keeping the grass down. Good luck, however you decide to control your grass.
Re: Has anyone out there figured out the carbon footprint from gasoline lawn mowers
2008-05-14 12:21:59 UTC
I'd like references for those reports (lawns as carbon sinks), if you have them to hand. Where can I find them?
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