05 May Mowers, Blowers and Other Tools for a Great Lawn
Make your lawn the envy of your neighborhood with the right equipment. Capital Pawn has lawn mowers, leaf blowers, trimmers and other tools to get the job done right.
MowersThe four main types—other than the manual reel mower, which is only practical for postage stamp-sized yards—are the electric mowers (with cord or cordless), gas-powered mowers (push or self-propelled), riding lawn tractors and zero-turn-radius riding mowers.
Think of the type of property you’re mowing—and how much time and energy you have to put into yard work—to decide which kind of mower is best. Electric and gas-powered mowers are definitely less expensive than riding models, which can cost thousands of dollars. If you have a large yard, or the strain of pushing a mower is too much for you, then it may be worthwhile to upgrade to a riding mower. Zero-turn-radius mowers are the granddaddy of the riding mower category, but it takes some practice to figure out how to maneuver them. As for hills: You could be taking the fast way down if you try to ride up one with this mower.
Sure, you could pay the kid next door to rake your yard. If you’d like to blast away leaves on your own, nothing beats the leaf blower. Gas or electric handheld blowers are the most popular choices for the average homeowner: They’re relatively light and easy to use. Hard of hearing? Then you won’t mind how noisy these can be.
Gas-powered backpack blowers pack a lot more power—plus more weight: They can be twice as heavy as handheld models. Gas-powered wheeled blowers are the heaviest in the group yet they’re fairly quiet and can quickly sweep a large area. You may think these wheeled ones would be easy to maneuver, but they’re not, especially on hills.
Electric string trimmers are great for the eco-friendly crowd. Yet some homeowners swear by their gas-powered models for putting some real muscle behind trimming and sheering their lawns. Cordless, battery-powered trimmers are another way to go, and newer models are doing a better job of hacking weeds.
For lawn equipment and other home and garden goods, stop by Capital Pawn. We have a number of products in our stores that could put your lawn on the right path.