Which Mower? - Small Lawn

joc6820July 30, 2012

Moving into a new home. Small lawn. Two fenced-in rectangular areas with shrubs mixed around and butting up to neighbors brick wall (zero lot line). Which way to go? Gas? Electric? Battery?

Would like something that can get the job done easily and not spend a lot of money. Thanks.

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How many square feet is the lawn?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 11:48PM
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The grass areas maybe 10' X 70' and 10' X 20'. Some shrubs and HVAC interspersed.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:19AM
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With less than 1000sf, you are good candidate for electric rotary mower. However, odd shape of larger area (10' x 70') means you will need 100ft 12ga extension cord which will be somewhat inconvenient to handle. Not sure whether battery powered will have enough grunt for your application.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 9:26AM
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Thanks. I measured and the 10 X 20 is out (will be stones). 10 X 70 is more like 12 X 50. Flat, zoysa grass. What about a reel mower?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 1:27PM
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ApprenticeGardener(7b or 8)

Sounds like you could do the whole thing with a human-powered reel mower. Zoysia is ideal to be cut with a reel mower. Best Wishes--Carl

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 5:16PM
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