Summer Lawn Maintenance with a Powered Push Lawn Mower
Date Posted: 22 January 2020
As a homeowner, you know that regular lawn maintenance is a necessary chore. Owning a top quality powered lawn mower will make that chore easier, faster, and more manicured in appearance.
The hardworking, durable push Greenworks lawn mowers available from The Grit are ideal for small to medium lawns that are less than 1000 square metres in size.
All of our push lawn mowers are designed to effectively and efficiently handle the variety of tough grasses typically grown in most Australian lawns. Couch, Kikuyu, and Buffalo are the types of tough grasses that can withstand the intense heat of Australian summers, while being able to grow and thrive in the dramatic climate changes throughout the continent.
That said, the terrain and size of your lawn will help to determine whether to purchase a powered electric or petrol lawn mower.
Like any expensive, large appliance, purchasing your lawn mower will be a long-term investment. You’ll want a lawn mower that will give you a valuable return for your money with dependable, hardworking, and trouble-free service for many years. And that is what you can expect with all of the powered lawn mowers available from The Grit.
The following information highlights the differences between the Greenworks electric lawn mower and the Rover powered lawn mowers which are fueled by petrol. You’ll also want to take advantage of the beneficial tips provided for quality lawn mowing during the hot summer months in Australia.
Greenworks Electric Powered Lawn Mower
Our Greenworks Electric 40 volt lawn mower is perfect for small yards with flat terrain and fine to medium strength grass without the risk of running out of battery time. The 46 cm, 18-inch, cutting width of this compact mower lets you manoeuvre into tight corners and around landscaping edges.
The major features of this reliable Greenworks mower are that it is equipped with a grass clipping catcher, is collapsible for storage, and it comes with a 4-year warranty. It does not have the mulching capability. The Greenworks Electric 40 volt lawn mower is not recommended for medium sized lawns nor for uneven terrain.
Rover Petrol Powered Lawn Mowers
All of our Rover lawn mowers are powered by petrol. When compared to an electric powered lawn mower, the Rover lawn mowers offer a longer operating time, have more power, have a wider cutting width that reduces the number of laps around the lawn needed to complete the job, and are more reliable for lawns with tough grass varieties and uneven terrains.
The Rover Duracut 410 powered lawn mower is petrol fueled and is perfect for small lawns. It has a 46 cm, 18-inch, cutting width and is built with improved maneuverability for getting into tight corners. The two swing back blades are designed even cutting and to leave your lawn with a level, manicured finish. It has an attached grass clipping catcher. It is not self-propelled and does not have the mulching capability. It has a 5-year domestic warranty for both the engine and the full unit.
The Rover Duracut 850SP Self-Propelled powered lawn mower is fueled by petrol and is excellent for both small and medium sized lawns. It has a 46 cm, 18-inch, cutting width with front and back ball bearing wheels for acute maneuverability. The four swing back blades deliver highly proficient cutting with more power and less manual effort that leaves your lawn evenly clipped for a professional looking finish that will be the showcase of the neighborhood. It has an attached grass clipping catcher and does have the mulching capability. It has a 5-year domestic warranty for both the engine and the full unit.
The Rover Hi Wheeler Utility powered lawn mower is fueled by petrol and is ideal for small and medium lawns with terrains that are rough or uneven. While it is a lightweight lawn mower, it has a wide 53 cm, 21-inch, cutting width with 18 cm, 7-inch, front tires, and 28 cm, 11-inch, rear tires for mowing flexibility on various ground levels that leaves the lawn with an even, professionally landscaped appearance. It does not have a grass clipping catcher, but the one powerful bar blade has a side throwing action for grass clippings, and it does have the mulching capability. It has a 2-year domestic warranty for both the engine and the full unit.
7 Beneficial Summer Lawn Moving Tips
Here are seven helpful lawn maintenance, mowing tips that will help you enjoy a green, healthy, fantastic looking lawn during the typical heat of the summer in Australia.
- If your lawn has a lot of foot traffic, keep the grass height slightly higher to avoid ground damage that can kill new grass growth.
- If your lawn has minimal foot traffic, keep the grass level lower, but never mow more than one-third of the desired total height of the lawn.
- The higher the grass level is kept during the summer months lets the lawn retain more moisture and resist the hot summer sunlight.
- Using a self-mulching attachment when mowing helps to keep the lawn healthy. Mulched grass clippings convert more carbon dioxide into more organic oxygen.
- Always mow the lawn when it is dry. Wet grass will clog your mower blades, clump the clippings and leave the lawn looking unkempt and uneven.
- Ensure that the mower blades are kept clean and sharp. Sharp blades cut cleaner and can also reduce the amount of time required to mow your lawn.
- Power lawn mowers with swing back blades deliver a precise scissor cut for a more manicured appearance.