Have you ever thought about how much pollution a lawn mower puts out?
Most people don’t. After all, it’s such a tiny thing. How bad could it be?
Well, lawn mowers are bad. Really bad.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a traditional gas powered lawn mower produces as much air pollution as 43 new cars each being driven 12,000 miles.
Yeah, that’s bad.
The Scott’s Push Reel Mower
Two years ago, I bought a Scott’s Push Reel Mower. And, I love it.
- The Scott’s Push Reel Mower is silent. There’s no annoying “lawn mower noise”. You push, and all you hear is the gentle whisk whisk whisk of the blades.
- My push reel mower is eco friendly. Because it’s human-powered, I don’t emit any pollution when I cut my lawn.
- Push reel mowers are cheap. I paid around $100 for mine. And, I don’t ever have to buy gas for it again. I also don’t have to mess with disposing of old gas by the end of the season. And, I never have to pay for “engine maintenance”.
- Push reel mowers are stress free. My old mower always gave me trouble when I tried to start it. And, I hated tinkering with the engine to get it to work. My push reel mower? Those beautiful blades start whirring the moment I start pushing the handle. That’s all I’ve got to worry about. Simple, and far less hassle.
- My garage is about the size of a shoebox. A toddler’s size shoebox. When I had a gas powered mower, it took up some pretty valuable real estate. My reel mower, however, leans up against the wall. It takes up about 20 inches of floor space. Heaven.
- Push reel mowers make you exercise. Instead of letting the engine do the work, you do the work. Some people don’t like this. I, however, love it. It burns calories and works my muscles.
Are There Downsides to the Scotts Push Reel Mower?
If you’re super into getting a pristine, golf-course quality cut for your lawn, you might not like the Scott’s push reel mower.
The reason is because it doesn’t give a perfect cut. At least it doesn’t in my yard. I do have to go over the bumpy sections a couple of times to get it all cut.
But, I’m not really into grass. I’m not bothered if there are stragglers here and there that manage to escape the guillotine blades. So, to me this is no big deal. But I know some people do want a perfect cut, so I had to throw that out there.
Well, after a two year relationship with my push reel mower, I’m still as in love as the day I brought it home. I have nothing bad to say about it. I haven’t yet had to sharpen the blades. And, I’m never going back to a gas mower again.
Five out of five stars!