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Finding The Right Lawnmower For Your Yard

Buying a lawn mower can be quite overwhelming with all of the selection available. In this article you will learn more about the different types of lawn mowers to enable you to find the right one for your particular needs and yard.

Choosing A Lawn Mower Using Reviews
There are many different kinds of lawn mowers in the stores. It is very easy for you to become overwhelmed by the selection. From hand-operated walk behind mowers, to cordless mowers, to the robo-mower, you will find many different kinds of electric lawn mowers. There are very similar kinds of mowers available in gas powered varieties as well.

When you are ready to purchase a lawn mower, then you may find that all of the choices leave you feeling confused and unsure of which one to get. With this information, you will find that you will be more able to find the right lawn mower for you and your particular needs.

How Big Is Your Yard?
The acreage that you regularly mow should be your most important criteria in your lawn mower selection. If you normally mow less than one acre of land, then you may want to choose a hand-operated mower. It would work well for the amount of land that you mow. It will give you a neat and trim yard and can help you burn off a few calories as well. If you have several acres of lawn, then this may not be the best choice for you. A hand-operated and battery-operated mower might be less expensive, but they will take more time to mow and to take care of-especially in the case of the battery-operated mower.

Electric Or Gas Powered Mowers
If you are a person who devotes their time to taking care of the environment, then you will most likely want to choose an electric mower thinking that you are doing to best thing for the environment.

However, if you think about it a little more, you may determine that your local pollution levels will decrease, but you will really not be making an impact on the overall pollution in the country. It depends upon the energy consumed and the carbon particulates that are released into the air.

You are right in thinking that an electric lawn mower is better for the environment on the local level, but finding alternative fuels and energy sources will help the environment more in the long run. That is why you want to make your choice carefully.

Electric lawn mowers need an energy source to run and this may become another concern when you have to keep it running while using it on your lawn.

A gas powered mower is a messy and problemsome choice because you have to continually refill the fuel. They are also a source of pollution.

Modern Robotic Lawn Mowers
If you have a large lawn, then you may want to consider a robotic lawn mower. This kind of mower is convenient to use, and works safely, silently, and automatically. You only have to give it an electric supply and plan out the supply to allow the mower to find it at certain points.

The safety features will astound you. A robotic mower will operate automatically in a safe mode to help keep your family and pets safe from harm. If your child walks into its path, then it will change its path. If it gets stuck, then the blades will stop rotating. It is a great and safe idea if you have a great deal of acreage to help save you time and energy.

By knowing the choices that are available to you, you will be able to make a decision that you will be satisfied with for a very long time.

Andrew Caxton is the author of many resources about lawn care and lawnmowers published at

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File Sharpening for Your Yard

When it’s time to clean up outside and do the yard, certain tools are commonly used no matter where you are.   But I’m not talking about gardens and gardening tools.   I’m talking about the yard itself.   If you’ve got a lawn, you’ll probably own a lawn mower.   If you have trees in your yard, you may have a chain saw, even an axe.  
What’s your plan when your blades become dull?  When the lawn looks unhealthy after you’ve just cut it, when your chain saw is taking too long to do its job, when you’re forced to keep swinging away with your axe because it’s just not cutting right?  Well, you know it’s time to sharpen up those blades up.  
Believe me, you don’t need to buy new blades.   You needn’t go to a professional blade sharpener.   Not everyone likes, or is able, to turn their blades in for professional sharpening once or a few times a year, anyway.   You can do the sharpening yourself, right at home with your own hands using a sharpening file.  
This could be the fastest sharpening because you’ll be doing it yourself, right there where you are.   It could be the cheapest sharpening because you won’t be paying anyone to do it for you.   You won’t be spending gas money to go drop them off to a professional and then to pick them up.   You won’t have to buy new blades or chains.   Isn’t all that worth it?  
Why use a sharpening file?  Sharpening files are lined with strong cutting ridges that abrade, or smooth, metal or wood.   There are many kinds to choose from.   Each type is meant to work on a specific type of surface.   The coarse grade file is meant to remove a lot of metal, like when you’ve got to reshape a blade edge that has been dinged, nicked badly or banged up.   The smooth grade file is meant for edges that need to have a nice smooth finish.   This is usually the last step in sharpening.   Your choice will depend upon just how sharp you want your blade to be.  
To sharpen a lawn mower blade, a bastard file is a good choice.   It does a fine job of sharpening lawn mower blades.   It’s able to sharpen, as well as put a razor-sharp edge on your blade.   If you prefer, there are special rotary blade files that can be used.
If home owners are fortunate, there are trees that enhance the look of their yard and home.   Periodic use of a chain saw becomes necessary, in such cases.   To sharpen the many cutting teeth of a chain saw, round files are used.   They’re also called chain saw files.   The teeth on a chain saw come in different sizes.   They’re specified in the owner’s manual, so be sure to check and use the right size.   Don’t just buy what you find.   You could really ruin your chain.      
Maybe you don’t have a chain saw.   Maybe you’ve got an axe.   If you do then you’ll probably know that working with a dull axe will make you frustrated and tired.   You’ve got to make it sharp for your own safety and not just for the job you need to do.   An axe file or a cross cut file may be used to get your axe in good working condition.   If you prefer a razor-sharp edge, a flat file or a smooth grade file could do the trick.   Tough working axes don’t need such a sharp edge.   But they do need it to be sharpened correctly in order to cleave through the wood.   It all depends on just how sharp you need it to be.  
Whether you have a lawn mower, a chain saw or an axe for maintaining your yard, you can do the fastest, and cheapest, sharpening job ever by doing it yourself.   And it really isn’t hard to do.   It just takes a bit of time, patience and practice.   You’ll be developing very useful skills that could save you hundreds of dollars and a great deal of time.   If you do it right, your blades could last your lifetime.   Be careful.  
Len Q. is a master blade sharpener and an adventurer who strives to protect the natural world.   If you would like to learn about
            ▪  Knife Sharpening:  How to Sharpen Knives, Maintain and Store Them
            ▪  Tests for Sharpness, Sharpening Angles and Much more
            ▪  How to Sharpen, Maintain and Store Lawn Mowers, Chain Saws and Axes
            ▪  Sharpening Gardening Tools (Maintain and Store Them)
Find it here at www. MakeKnivesSharp. com

Biologist and Environmental Consultant. Former high school science teacher. Medically retired at 26yo. Been that way over 13 years. The world waits. Changing my world.

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