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Techniques, tips, and mowers for giving a lawn the best cut possible

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Mowing the lawn is the meat and potatoes of lawn care. From mower types, to mower operation, maintenance and safety; mowing the lawn is a right of passage, a ritual, an obsession and an achievement of something special.

Lawn Mower Gallery: Most types of lawn mower are represented in this gallery. Commercial mowers, light use mowers and a few off-the-wall creations are featured. Read more...


Riding Lawn Mowers: If you have a lawn that's larger than a half an acre, you may want a riding mower. There's a wide variety of mowers to choose from based on use, function, and budget. Read more...

Walk-behind Mowers The most popular mower, whether it's gas powered or electric, self-propelled or push-type, the walk behind mowers can be found in virtually every shed in North America. Read more...

Lawn Mower Safety: Avoid injury using caution, experience, and common sense. A lawn mower can be a deadly and dangerous tool, capable of amputating hands and feet, and throwing objects with deadly speed. Safety should be a primary concern before, during, and after the mowing process. Read more...

Tips for Mowing the Lawn: Helpful tips for mowing the lawn. Proper mowing technique, frequency and height all contribute to the health of the lawn and how it looks. Read more...

Striping the Lawn: Achieving the beautiful striping effect of golf courses or sports fields is not as difficult as one might think. Striping is great to look at and changing up the direction adds another aesthetic element and benefits the health of the grass. Read more...

Dealing with Clumps of Mowed Grass: Sometimes, despite proper technique and timing, clumping is unavoidable. It's not only an unsightly mess, it could damage the grass if not taken care of. Read more...

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