So, we are moving in a couple of weeks and I will have the most esteemed pleasure of mowing the lawn; it's been a few years since I had to mow a lawn. Yes, though the banks and the realty companies tell you that homeowners have it made, it is the renter that smiles when his landlord is shoveling the driveway in a blizzard or mowing in a heat wave.
Anyway, I have to buy a lawnmower...
Of course, this is a small city lot, and I do have a machete. Maybe if I ... nah, I guess I have to get one.
Am I now doomed to join the ranks of noisy lawn-destroying denizens that terrorize the peacefulness of the neighborhood?
Of course, I could avoid those noisy contraptions, all the maintenance, and the yanking of my shoulder out of its socket. Yep, I'm thinking about buying a reel mower. And no, that is not a misspelling of "real."
Now the last time I used a reel mower, I think I was 12 and the blades hadn't been sharpened since before the Korean War. It was a pretty good workout from what I remember. According to what I've been reading the new reel mowers are fast, quiet, require little maintenance, and best all are environmentally friendly.
I found a website extolling the virtues of reel mowers Green Your Lawn with a Push Reel Lawn Mower
So far I am looking at a model from Fiskars with an adjustable cutting length.