Out of the Blue

I braved the sweltering heat to mow the lawn yesterday, so our yard is currently tidy. I've mentioned in the past that we're not real lawn nuts: Since the yard is the dog's we don't do pesticides or fertilizer, and just do the best we can to keep it looking okay anyway. We also have a manual mower, which is more than sufficient to clear our little spot of land, and moving a couple of years ago to a Fiskars model proved to be a terrific upgrade. But I'm realizing we will most likely end up with more land when we move to the country, so I have to figure out what the breakpoint is for manual mowing... I'm guessing it's under an acre, so depending on our landscaping needs I may need to reconsider my manual mower. Or maybe we'll just live in a jungle. I guess I'll worry more about this when the time comes.

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jacobvandy wrote on Jun 19, 2017, 13:51:
I used to do an acre with a motorized push mower every week and that was bad enough... Any more than that and you're going to want something you can sit on and drive around.

I did 1 acre for several years with a 20" reel mower, it was hateful on hot days, but otherwise worked well if I didn't let the grass get too high. The Fiskar reel mower is very nice, but it is also narrower I think, so its going to take a bit longer.

After a couple years a neighbor gave me their old Toro push mower. I installed a new carborator and blade and used it instead. It was much better suited to the yard size.
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