Welcome! This site contains useful information about reel mowers (a.k.a. green mowers), and other info on living green. Below is a small introduction to "green mowers", below that is our FAQ's, and above is our other pages. Further more, we have the latest green news on the bottom of every page (exept our blog)! Check back often, as we are constantly updating our site!
Introduction to the Green Mower
Reel mowers vary depending on size, model, brand, and price. In general, they are quiet, easy to push, and relatively safe (for a mower). The downside is this: they take more time to cut the grass, and need to be routinely sharpened. This means that they are limited to people with smaller yards and patience. If you believe that a reel mower may be right for you, keep reading!
Here is the issue: electric mowers have to obtain electricity from a power plant. Unless if you live next to a plant powered by water or nuclear energy, the odds are that the plant runs off gas. So, instead of your mower using the fuel as you mow, the plant has already processed it.
Despite this set back, electric mowers will most likely save you money (depending on your electric bill). Also, the mower is quiet and able to mow faster than a reel mower. So, if you have a large yard, you may want to look into this option.
Do You Have info on Putting-Greens?
No, we do not. But, we may write about them in our future articles. Why Switch to a Reel Mower?
Reel Mowers are "green" in two ways- they do not release CO2, and they save you money. For instance, gas prices are rising- and a gas mower operator will have to buy gas every time that they mow! Consider the following formula below:
Note: this is just a rough example:
Gas($5 per mowing job) * Jobs(10)= $50
With a green mower, you would not have to pay every time you mow your lawn. Instead, you would only have to pay for a repair every now and then.
How Much Does a Green Mower Cost?
A green mower can range from $40 to $200 dollars, and their sharpeners are around $15 to $20 dollars. For a small yard, I believe you could get everything that you need for $90. The cheap gas mowers are $100 to start with, plus expensive maintenance.
Do Green Mowers Have a Grass Bag?
Despite common belief, some do, in fact, have a grass bag!