Design & DIY

Picking the right lawn mower for your cottage property

Considering the point of owning a cottage is to relax, selecting the right mower can have a huge effect on how much you enjoy your too-short summer months. 

When buying a lawnmower, the first things to consider are the size of the lawn and the way you want to cut it. Remember that every 1,000 square meters of lawn you mow is a walk of two to three kilometres, making self-propelled mowers appealing options.

The type of lawn you have and how often you mow it should determine the cutting system you choose. Rear and side ejection can handle taller, wilder grass, as well as coarser grass types and seldom-cut lawns.

The mulching method is ideal if you demand first-rate results and if you mow often. The finely chopped grass cuttings left behind will fertilize the lawn and make it more drought resistant.

Lawnmowers with collection give tidy results and save time, since you don’t need to rake clippings after you’ve finished cutting. You can also use collection for leaves when autumn comes. Collection is also a good idea if you want to avoid allergic reactions to grass and decrease the spreading of weed seeds.

Things to keep in mind when buying a lawnmower:
• Decide the width of the cutting deck based on your lawn’s area.

• If your lawn area is medium-sized to large, you might consider buying a self-propelled model.

• If your lawn is medium-sized and you prefer some extra exercise while mowing, you might consider a push lawn mower.

• If your lawn is small, you might consider a manual lawn mower, which is free from emissions and is quieter for cottage properties.

• If you aren’t certain about which cutting system best suits your lawn and mowing habits, you should choose a mower that handles several cutting systems: ejection, collection, and mulching.

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