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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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    1312 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
    GreenPal is an online market place connecting homeowners with lawn mowing professionals that want their business. Get 5 bids in minuets, pick the pro you want, and schedule and pay all online
    (866) 798-4485
    Henry's Small Engine Repair
    3068 Highway 53, Huntsville, AL 35806
    Complete service center for all makes and models of small engines and outdoor power tools. We work on go-carts, lawn mowers, blowers, chain saws and more. Call for all of your small engine repair needs!
    (256) 534-9794
    Peddler Lawn Mower & Bike The
    1308 Fairway Dr Se, Decatur, AL 35601
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    (256) 350-1044
    User Review: "The peddler has nice people working there and excellent service." - Nicole (AL)
    Columbia Outdoor Power
    917 Nashville Hwy, Columbia, TN 38401
    (931) 840-9883
    Trigreen Equipment LLC
    2409 Pulaski Hwy, Columbia, TN 38401
    (931) 388-1557
    J & H Small Engine
    1202 W Main St, Franklin, TN 37064
    (615) 794-0862
    Trigreen Equipment LLC
    340 9th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064
    (615) 794-8187
    Stark's Lawnmower Repair
    2096 Fairview Blvd, Fairview, TN 37062
    (615) 799-2792
    Brentwood Lawnmower Shop
    130 Frierson St, Brentwood, TN 37027
    (615) 373-0700
    Sears Hometown Store
    269 Dickson Plaza Dr, Dickson, TN 37055
    (615) 375-8701
    Green Hills Lawn Mower Company
    4106 Hillsboro Pike # Rear, Nashville, TN 37215
    (615) 292-6416
    Sigma Turf Center
    8219 Neal Rd, Arrington, TN 37014
    (615) 395-4226
    Nashville Lawn Equipment
    602 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 891-1306
    Napa Auto Parts
    220 N Main St, Ashland City, TN 37015
    (615) 792-4634
    Gregory's Small Engine Service
    5 Grinnell Dr, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
    (931) 766-9226

    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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