If you’re concerned about the life in your lawn, and want to make an eco-friendly choice for the better of the environment and for yourself – consider a push mower.
These manual mowers are a great choice for the eco-friendly household, here’s why:
Never needs fuel
While the usual petrol lawnmower is guzzling gas and pumping out fumes, push mowers are quietly clacking along on their own steam. The only fuel they need is peanut butter sandwiches to keep your legs moving, and a refreshing beer once the mowing is done.
Great for the environment
With no toxic fumes, they are less polluting to the environment around you, and to your own lungs – the fumes from petrol lawn mowers are notoriously toxic, and repeated exposure can cause respiratory problems.
With no fuel there is also no possibility of leaking on to the grass, or worse a nearby pond!
It doesn’t take much effort to push a manual mower along, but the little effort that it does need can help keep you trim for summer.
Not only will the neighbors not complain if you mow at 6 am on the weekend, but you can also mow without waking up the kids, or mow at night if that’s your thing. The freedom is yours to choose, and you won’t be bothering anyone.
Better for the grass
The manual push mower cutting mechanism works not like the single blade of a rotary mower,which cuts the grass like a flail, but with a scissoring action that results in healthier, happier grass!
Better for wildlife
Without the noise and distraction of a beastly petrol mower, you are far less likely to disturb frogs, snails, and any other friendly creatures that might be living in your lawn.
Almost no maintenance
Not only do you save the planet by not using petrol, but you won’t even need to use oil to maintain the engine – because you haven’t got one! Just keep the blades in good shape with the annual sharpening. Some push mowers, like the Fiskars StaySharp, even have ways of keeping the blades sharp.
Bio: My name is Laurence. I started mowing lawns as a teenager looking for extra pocket money, and haven’t stopped since. I grew up in sunny Shoreham and studied horticulture and landscape architecture before starting my own gardening business. I write about lawn mowers at lawnmowerlarry.co.uk