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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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    E&W Lawncare
    4233 Hobson Road, Memphis, TN 38128
    Call us now at (901) 609-6696 in Memphis, TN, for topnotch lawncare services.
    (901) 859-3439
    Abby Farm Supply
    16135 Hwy 515 S, Millington, TN 38053
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    (901) 840-1200
    User Review: "Ken... Was able to repair my trailer in less than half an hour, where another company wouldn't even try. I also asked him..." - Martin (TN)
    4410 Highway 45 N, Jackson, TN 38305
    Our trained professionals will custom-tailor a lawn care program to make your yard greener, more weed-free, and give you the time to enjoy it. Contact us for all of your lawn and landscaping needs.
    (731) 664-4557
    6881 Appling Farms Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38133
    (901) 324-8801
    Byhalia Small Engines
    8599 Highway 178, Byhalia, MS 38611
    (662) 838-9001
    A-1 Small Engines Parts & Serv
    7057 Highway 72, Byhalia, MS 38611
    (662) 851-7777
    Outdoor Equipment Company
    15025 Highway 64, Bolivar, TN 38008
    (731) 658-3336
    Mid-South Small Engines Inc
    2645 Mount Moriah Rd, Memphis, TN 38115
    (901) 794-6400
    Stateline Turf & Tractor Inc
    7341 Hacks Cross Rd, Olive Branch, MS 38654
    (662) 895-7174
    Outdoor Power
    5240 Hacks Cross Rd, Olive Branch, MS 38654
    (662) 895-3441
    Kelly's Small Engine Repair
    4354 Stage Rd, Memphis, TN 38128
    (901) 386-0720
    Kalb Equipment Co
    4900 Old Summer Rd, Memphis, TN 38122
    (901) 761-1300
    Gambrell Equipment Co
    609 Sandridge St, Memphis, TN 38122
    (901) 682-4731
    Rebel Equipment & Supply Co
    4890 E Shelby Dr, Memphis, TN 38118
    (901) 366-4995
    Wooten Tractor Co
    2031 Highway 51 S, Covington, TN 38019
    (901) 476-2631

    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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