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I need a new lawn mower and want to be environmentally friendly. What are my options?

Old Fashioned Manual (Reel) Lawn Mower

The old fashioned manual (reel) lawn mower has been updated for modern times. They are now made of both lightweight and sturdy materials. Some models feature pneumatic tires, blade height settings, and even an adjustable handle length. The reel-mounted horizontal blades gives an exceptional cut by slicing the grass against a lower rigid bar. These oldie but goodie mowers are also known for being very quiet while operating and also give off no pollution (unlike your typical gas lawn mower). They are especially useful for tiny or smaller lawns. 

Battery Operated Walk-Behind Lawn Mower

The battery operated walk-behind lawn mower tends to be a better choice than the reel if cutting a lawn that is more than 4000 square feet. Some of these battery operated mowers can hold a long charge allowing you to cut up to two-thirds of an acre in a single charge. Battery operated lawn mowers are more quiet than your gas powered lawn mower and they tend to be very low maintenance. They might also be referred to as battery-powered lawn mowers or electric lawn mowers.

Some Reasons You Should Recycle Your Old Lawn Mower

Does your garage have a non-running lawn mower, tiller, or other large lawn equipment just taking up space? It seems to be common for people to stash old broken equipment in their sheds or garages because they simply do not know what to do with it once they no longer use it.

There are many reason you should recycle your old lawn equipment. Here are just a few that come to mind…

  • It’s in the way! You should recycle your old lawn equipment because you may not use it anymore and it’s just taking up too much space.
  • It’s environmentally friendly to recycle your old lawn equipment and not throw it into the trash. If you do throw it away it will just end up in a landfill.
  • Most lawn mowers can be refurbished and put to use again. So why not recycle it and allow someone else to bring it back to life, instead of throwing it into the garbage.
  • It’s really easy to do with Indy Lawn Mower Recycle! Indy Lawn Mower Recycle picks up your old lawn mower and other equipment for you. Most people do not have a way to transport this stuff (especially riding lawn mowers). All you need to do is set the item out front up near the house and they swing by to pick it up for you. Easy!

3 Lawn Care Mistakes You Should Know About

Feb 9, 2019

I don’t know about you but I love my yard — cutting it and watering it, day in and day out. There is nothing like a beautiful cut yard to gaze at right outside your window. I recently discovered that I could be trying too hard. It turns out that that overwatering and over-fertilizing your grass can actually hurt it…

To keep your yard flourishing, ensure you avoid these lawn care mistakes.

PROBLEM #1: Cutting Grass Way Too Short

Are you one of those people who think cutting your grass extra short will allow you to cut it less often? If you are, let me tell you, it doesn’t work that way. Cutting your grass excessively short over and over again is not good for it. The grass can get very weak and will not be able to make solid roots. Frail grass won’t be able to face hot days and can become overpowered by crabgrass and different weeds.

The right tallness for grass relies upon its species. Tall fescue, for example, ought to be kept generally long, around 3 or 4 inches.

You can raise or lower the height of your lawnmower wheels by utilizing the movable switches at each wheel. It only should take a couple of minutes and will be well worth your time.

PROBLEM #2: Watering The Grass Excessively

You might believe you’re helping your yard by giving it a ton of water but overwatering your yard is not a good thing. You can suffocate your grass when doing this. If you do water excessively and the dirt ends up soaked it can actually makeitg harder for the grass roots to drink the water.

The best time to water is toward the beginning of the day. Make sure you check the weather forecast to see if there are rain showers. This way you don’t accidentally water it on days it will already receive rain water.

PROBLEM #3: Force-Fertilizing Grass When It Doesn’t Need It

Fertilizing your grass is similar to watering it, too much manure can likewise hurt your grass. Laying down too much lawn fertilizers can cause too much leaf growth and less root growth which can cause your grass to become frail and more capable to disease and drought.

It’s best to put down a moderate amount manure twice per year—once in the spring, when grass is developing quickly, and again in Autumn to reinforce your garden for overwintering.

Another good strategy is to just give the grass clippings a chance to fall on the yard, instead of bagging them. This is commonly referred to as mulching your lawn. Mulching is another way of “fertilizing” it. Do likewise in the Fall with leaves. Cut over them and mulch them once before you bag them up with your lawnmower bag.