If you’re a keen gardener, the chances are that you’ve thought about purchasing a ride-on mower. As they are more complex machines than a traditional mower, they do cost a bit more, but it’s a cost that’s well worth it over the lifetime of your mower. Here are a few of the benefits of having a ride-on mower.
Spend less time mowing your lawn
Particularly in the summer months, it can feel as though you are spending a lot of your free time outside mowing the lawn! This is particulalry true if you have a large garden.
Regular mowing is important, because if you leave it too long it becomes harder to cut the grass as it grows longer and weeds begin to spread. On the other hand, it would be nice to spend your precious weekends relaxing with friends and family rather than doing yard work.
This is probably the biggest benefit that ride-on mowers have to offer—they will seriously cut down on the amount of time that you spend mowing your lawn. Ride-on mowers allow you to quickly and efficiently cover large areas of lawn, meaning that you’ll be done in no time and can get back to relaxing.
Have fun while you do it!
Cutting the grass using riding lawn mowers is a lot of fun! If you’re going to have to spend some of your free time every weekend cutting the grass, you may as well enjoy yourself while you do.
Ride-on mowers are lots of fun to drive around, and they certainly beat pushing a lawn mower around the garden while you try to avoid running over the chord.
Protect your back
Using a push along mower can actually be quite straining on your lower back, so if you have back problems then it might be a good idea to use a ride-on mower to protect yourself.
When you push a lawn mower along you are usually leaning forwards slightly, which can cause stress on the muscles of the lower back. If you want to prevent back pain while using a push-along mower there are a few steps you need to take:
- Take regular breaks. As with working at a computer, stopping every so often will help to protect your back.
- Stretch before mowing, and take time to stretch in different directions while you are mowing, too.
- Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support for your arches.
- Adjust your mower so that it’s the right height. This will help you to maintain a good posture.
- Stay hydrated—this helps to prevent muscle cramping.
Easier to start
Most ride-on mowers start with a simple turn of the key, which is much easier than using the pull string that traditional mowers start with.
This is great news for people who have an injury or reduced upper body strength, as it means they can retain some independence and mow their own lawn.
They do more than mow the lawn
Depending on which type of ride-on mower you get, you may be able to do far more than mow the lawn!
Ride-on mowers can act as ploughs to help with snow removal, and they can also be used to help remove leaves and other build-up of garden waste.
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