Lawn Mower RIP
13 May 2011 19:57:09
Our lawn mower died yesterday.
I'm not talking about the ride-on needed to cut the lawn. I'm talking about the petrol mower needed to cut the strip between where the ride-on reaches and the flower beds.
It was 10 years old and, although kept in the shed, the metal just rusted and gave way on both handles at the same time. I suppose we got a good innings out of it as it used to be used to cut the whole lawn before we purchased the ride-on. That was great fun - five hours solid hard labour once a week!
So, we are looking to buy a new mower. Has anyone any recommendations? We need three machines to tend to our lawn but I really would like to hear other solutions as too much time is spent on grass. The three machines are :
1) Ride-on - used by hubby to cut most of the grass. It's a mulching lawn-mower so the grass has to be done ofter to avail of the mulching option.
2) Petrol hand mower (recently deceased) - used by hubby for the edge of the borders (where rode-on doesn't reach) and a few small bumpy areas.
3) Me - to go on hands and knees and pull the horizontally growing grass along the edge of the borders, every second mow. I use the half-mooner occasionally but you can't really be using that more than once a year.
Hoping for some input on this. WW