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Lawn Mower Terms

If you have just switched from apartment living to a home, it may be time to purchase a lawn mower. There are several different types of lawn mowers available that can be used to take care of your yard. Before heading out to the store, learn these essential lawn mower definitions.

  • Tractor - A motorized ride on vehicle with a seat used on a farm that sits mounted on high tires and is steered with a wheel. A tractor is often used for pulling other machinery.
  • Push Mower - A gas or electric powered mower that a person stands behind and walks across a yard. There is no seat on this type of device.
  • Bagging- Disposing of grass clippings so that your lawn has a fresh and clean look. The clippings typically go into a bag automatically and then can be dumped into a trash can.
  • Mulching - When a ride on mower or push mower throws grass clipping back onto the growing grass to increase the richness of the soil.
  • Automatic Trimmer - A cordless, battery powered small device that will work its way across grass and trim it by itself.
  • Manual Mower - An old fashion mower that is not powered by electricity or an engine. These devices are cheaper than their motorized counterparts and are optimal for small lawns.
  • Topiary - Bushes that are cut into specific shapes, typically animals.
  • Edger - A device used for trimming lawns. It is motorized and contains multiple sharp blades. This item can be used to trim weeds near gardens.
  • Warranty - A manufacturer's agreement that comes with many expensive mowers. The company is responsible for repairing parts on your device if something breaks while the product is covered by the warranty.
  • Pests- Anything that negatively effects grass or plants. Both insects and weeds can be considered pests.
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    Fairhope True Value Hardware Inc
    301 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532
    (251) 928-9266
    Shoreline Power Equipment
    24305 Us Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532
    (251) 928-1367
    Alston Brothers Lawn & Tractor
    2909 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606
    (251) 479-2188
    Baldwin Tractor & Equipment
    22463 State Highway 59 S, Robertsdale, AL 36567
    (251) 947-4171
    Dutchmans Gun & Ammo
    22482 Us Highway 98, Foley, AL 36535
    Dutchman's Lawn & Garden Sales in Foley, AL has been Baldwin County's power equipment and parts headquarters since 1986. Please visit today!
    (251) 943-7043
    Cottage Hill Lawn Equipment Co
    5221 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36609
    (251) 661-4415
    M & K Small Engine Company
    40233 State Highway 225, Bay Minette, AL 36507
    (251) 580-5697
    Shepherd's Lawn Mower & Chainsaw Repair Center
    5705 Katherine Hankins Dr, Theodore, AL 36582
    (251) 653-4294
    Toomey Equipment Co
    5788 Highway 90, Theodore, AL 36582
    (251) 653-1900
    Daphne Rental Center
    3705 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    (251) 968-8090
    K & W Products
    26264 Us Highway 98, Elberta, AL 36530
    (251) 986-7900
    Elberta Hardware Inc
    25320 Us Highway 98, Elberta, AL 36530
    (251) 986-5233
    Lawnmower Boneyard
    7379 Zeigler Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608
    (251) 607-9788
    George's Small Engine & Repair
    13965 S Sprinkle Ave, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
    (251) 824-2165
    Hendrix Lawn & Cycle
    5900 Highway 29 N, Molino, FL 32577
    (850) 587-2145

    Lawn mowers, which replaced the old-fashioned scythe, were invented in 1827. These early walking mowers were pushed along sporting yards and other grassy areas by professional maintenance men. They were powered by internal combustion engines, and they often required maintenance and repair. It wasn't until the 1900s that gas and electric mowers were invented. These more modern lawn mowers became popular in the 1950s, and they enabled home owners to trim their grass faster. They also allowed owners to cut down any weeds that appeared in their lawns and gardens. These mid-century mowers were sometimes manual, sometimes automatic. They featured sharp blades and other moving parts. They also came complete with cords and bags designed to catch grass clippings. Their wheels grew rusty over time, and home owners often needed to repair them, but they were still far more advanced that the lawn mowers of the 1800s. Later in the century, inventors introduced newer, better battery powered lawn mowers. They also introduced the first tractors and seated mowers. These mowers, which owners could easily ride on, featured large tires and blades. They also featured comfortable seats and impressive motors. They were not nearly as cheap as their predecessors, but they could still be purchased for a fair price by home owners willing to buy them used. Owners loved that they were able to ride on these mowers, and they appreciated the larger bags that came attached to them. For this reason, riding mowers quickly became popular throughout America. These days tractors and other riding mowers are still popular, but you can still see older push models around as well!
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