One of the greatest things about living in Australia is the weather, and you will no doubt want to spend as much time as possible in the garden in the warm spring and summer months. But if you are going to spending time in the garden, you have to make sure that it looks the part, and the most important aspect of any garden is the lawn.
To make your lawn look its absolute best, you'll need to trim it regularly, but which type of lawn mower should you invest in? Of course, there are many fancy models in the marketplace, but there is definitely something to be said for a manual reel mower that cuts grass when pushed thanks to its cylinder of blades. So what are the advantages of choosing a simple reel lawn mower?
It's so simple. Why make a job difficult when you can make it easy? And what you get with a push reel mower is pure simplicity. You don't need to change oil, you don't have to worry about tripping over electric cords, and you don't need a key to turn it on. All you have to do is push, and your lawn will be cut like magic.
Very low maintenance. When you don't have to deal with a gas or electric motor, there is very little that can go wrong with your mower, and this means very little maintenance. You'll never have to change a spark plug, nor take it to the repair shop when you can't get the mower to start. With a push reel mower, all you need to do is brush the blades now and then and sharpen the blades every couple of years, which can be done with a DIY kit.
It's better at cutting grass. You might think that the fancier, more expensive models are worth the money because they are better at cutting grass, but this is not necessarily the case. Rotary mowers use a chopping or smashing action, which tears the grass, resulting in a cut that isn't quite so pretty. Reel mowers, however, work with a slicing mention, which produces a much cleaner cut and a much more attractive lawn.
Better for the environment. Your gas mower probably isn't the main contributor to global climate change, but every little counts, and if you want to do your bit for the planet, switch to a push reel mower, which uses zero gas or electricity.
Now you know the facts, will you switch to a reel mower?