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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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    Fallen Leaf Lawn & Yard Care
    East Haven, CT 06512
    Lawn and property maintenance services Mowing, Mulching, Shrub and Hedge trimming, Plantings Power washing. Residential and Commercial
    (203) 988-1204
    Stewart's Lawnmower Service
    9 Glastonbury Ave, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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    (860) 257-7261
    User Review: "I have used them twice and both times I felt I got a good price and prompt service." - Ralph (CT)
    Tuttle's Mower Svce
    Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
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    (631) 325-0037
    User Review: "Being someone who gets along with everyone and never has any problems, this place really had me taken back. I went in and..." - Katie (NY)
    Saybrook Lawn & Power Equipment
    37 Lynde St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
    (860) 388-3677
    New England Power Equipment
    400 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
    (860) 395-1688
    Tri-Towne Power Equipment LLC
    2 Kirtland St Ste D, Deep River, CT 06417
    (860) 526-8388
    Alan's Small Engine Service
    112 Bridge Rd, Haddam, CT 06438
    (860) 345-2022
    Hall's Power Equipment
    817 Saybrook Rd, Haddam, CT 06438
    (860) 345-3319
    Advanced Power Equipment
    253 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
    (860) 739-5514
    Durham Power Equipment
    152 Guilford Rd, Durham, CT 06422
    (860) 349-3854
    CZ Equipment LLC
    65 Skinner St, East Hampton, CT 06424
    (860) 267-8799
    D H Marvin & Son Inc
    359 S Main St, Colchester, CT 06415
    (860) 537-2344
    Midstate Tractor & Equipment Co
    562 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
    (860) 347-2531
    Yalesville Lawn & Garden Power Equipment
    571 Church St, Wallingford, CT 06492
    (203) 269-9495
    Gargano's GSS Powersports
    54 Hemingway Ave, East Haven, CT 06512
    (203) 467-5903

    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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