Different Types of Lawn Mowers Explained

There are many different kinds of lawn mowers.

Once you begin looking towards getting a new mower you will probably lookup some lawn mower reviews and very quickly discover that you’ve many options available to you, along with the specific type of lawn mower (for example cost, size, and the like). That said, it’s fair to say that the type of mower you are considering purchasing is the primary factor involved. Cost, size, and everything else becomes unimportant if you start searching for commercial zero-turn mowers when you happen to just have a 20ft lawn.

It is essential to undertake a brief analysis of the various sorts of lawn mowers and lawn tractors before you start checking through reviews, allowing you to grasp the basic facts surrounding them; like if, for example, the mower you are wanting to buy runs on a horizontal axis (known as a cylinder, or reel mower) or vertical axis (termed as a rotary mower). Just below are my different types of lawn mower reviews.

Reel/cylinder (horizontal axis) – Reel/cylinder mowers may be human-powered, but they are often joined together with an internal combustion engine.
As the most well liked commercial walk behind mowers (a lawn mower you push); the horizontal mower blade axis can make reel/cylinder mowers a superb all-rounder. They’d be of little use on commercial lawns, however for a small household lawn they are excellent.

Rotary (vertical axis) – Vertical rotary blades are incredibly powerful, and consequently typically they must be powered by an interior combustion engine. That said, electric rotary mowers have grown to be ever more common.

The primary down side to rotary mowers is because of the vertical axis they do not collect the grass cuttings. You will have to leave the cutting on the ground unless you wish to bag them to keep the newly cut lawn looking uncluttered.

Like with reel/cylinder mowers, the majority of these would be of very little use on commercial lawns, but for a compact home lawn they’re ideal.

Hover – Hover mowers are energized rotary push lawn mowers that make use of a turbine engine over the rotating blades to force air down so to produce an air cushion, lifting the mower above the ground.

Hover mowers are excellent for massive commercial lawns, parks and fields, and even for excessive grass areas. They are also equipped excellently to cut things such as shrubs due to their ability to hover.

Ride-on (also known as riding, or lawn tractors) – These are typically really popular for substantial commercial lawns, school fields and parks. The person working with the mower can sit atop it, operating the mower and literally riding it.

Nearly all riding mowers use the horizontal (reel) rotating blade system, accompanied by a lot of blades.

School’s Out – Feng Shui’s In

With school out, longer days and the adjustment to summer schedules, this season brings its own joys, and stresses. Keeping things balanced and harmonized in your home might be a challenge, especially those with children and company visiting, as the well oiled routines of the school year are tossed out the window.

The wisdom of a Feng Shui can be applied to all surroundings, in all seasons and any situation or occasion. Its application helps establish a flow of calm, positive energy in the environment. For indoors and the outdoor yard and patio, here are some considerations to keep organized and maintain equilibrium on the home front with this summer season.

• Pack into storage any winter clothes, coats, boots, shovels and other clutter that are lying around the house and yard. Clear out old school papers and supplies that are piling up on the countertops, fridge and corners. The key here is to simplify the space with less stuff lying around the rooms, causing congested and depleted energy flow.

• With more people coming in and out of the house from the yard, keep all the entrances clear of clutter to trip on. Shoe racks tucked neatly to the side and non-slip mats are ideal.

• Use un-breakable dishes for outdoor meals and snacks.

• Keep tripping hazards to a minimum by always folding up the hose, hanging up the dog leash, and clearing the yard of debris.

• Clean out and rearrange the fridge to allow easy access to snacks for hungry kids. Easier grab-and-go snacks and drinks will mean less spills and breaks from knocking over items from the fridge.

• Dispose of old and broken down garden equipment or toys, such as old swing sets, retired lawn mowers and outgrown bicycles.

• Inspect fences and outdoor furniture for nails or splinters which could cause injury, and check the lawn or patio daily for sharp objects on bare feet.

• Stock up on healthy snacks and drinks, such as home-made popsicles and fruit to cool you down from the heat.

• Establish clear rules and boundaries for children playing in the yard and house, such as not leaving the area unattended, no shoes in the house, or food and drink in the living room.

All of these changes will help ensure a better energy in the home and less chaos. If you are proactive, the days will flow much easier for adults and children, and bringing a Feng Shui balance to your surroundings will help you make the most of summer.

Husqvarna Lawn Mower – Elite Commercial Machines

Husqvarna lawn mowers are among the best in quality and dependability. You can be assured of the excellence of the Husqvarna name: the company was founded in Sweden in 1689. Not many companies can boast over three hundred years of experience. Husqvarna started with making muskets and progressed through the years to a variety of outdoor equipment, such as mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, riding mowers, snow blowers, and much more. Taking care of your home and your lawn is a commitment that Husqvarna takes seriously. Husqvarna mowers are equal to any challenge and can help you maintain a beautiful and inviting yard.

Husqvarna lawn mowers come in a variety of styles. There are old school manual mowers, gas or diesel-powered push mowers, solar powered robotic mowers, and most popular, the Husqvarna riding mowers. Before you purchase a Husqvarna mower, ask yourself these questions to make sure you select the right one for your needs:

o How big is your lawn and what is the layout? Are there lots of obstacles a mower will have to go around? This will help you determine the proper model of mower you will need, and also if you need a riding mower, garden tractor, and so on.

o How often do you mow your lawn? For instance, if you regularly maintain your lawn, you may find the BioClip method most appropriate. The finely cut trimmings are returned to the lawn for fertilizer. For taller or courser grass, you may want a side or rear ejection model.

o Do you want a manual or automatic gear shift?

o Can you easily find Husqnarva mower parts in your area? Being able to easily and quickly replace a damaged or worn out part is essential. (Although, being able to order parts online makes this much easier).

You can also find accessories for your Husqvarna mower, regardless of the model. There are BioClip plugs, collector bags, seed boxes, bagging kits, trimmer attachments, and more.

Husqvarna has been changing and adapting with the needs of homeowners for more than three centuries, all the while keeping the same quality and value. Husqvarna can keep your lawn looking beautiful and save you a lot of frustration with mowing.

Mow A Better Lawn, The Easy Way

I was schooled, as many of you were, about mowing lawns, that each time you mow the lawn the next time you rotate 90 degrees. If you are extra anal you go for the 45 degree rotation. I was never that anal so I just cut on the 90 and things went well. The people that “schooled me” said that it would make groves in my yard where I ran the mover. And, I believed it. Until I moved into my new house, and I followed suit and started my 90 degree rotation. Well we live on a slope becase of 1. the view and 2. the water drainage problem we had in out previous home (that is another story.)

I mowed the lawn three times. Twice up and down and once side to side. It was
amazing how much easier going across the slope, than going up and down. I spent
the rest of the summer going across the slope. Along with the proper fertilization
and watering. I kept the blade on the mover sharp and What a Beautiful Lawn. The
kids had a ball barefoot and happy.

I am a proponent of push mowers. I think that they mow a better lawn and provide
and provide a chance to get the blood flowing in between exercise sessions.
Working behind a computer as much as I do, that is much needed. I also feel that
they give you more control of the mower than a riding mowers. Not to mention that
they are safer. It also really hacks me off to see some one terribly over weight
mowing a 1/4 acre lot with a riding mower. That is ridiculous! Anyway off my soap
box.

After I am done, if there is any “clumps” I take the leaf blower and disapate them
into the grass. I hate to say it but the more regularly that you mow the less clumps
you will have. Blah, Blah, Blah!

All and all a beautiful lawn is not that difficult. Just some ideas to help you save
some energy for other projects. Just thinking of you.

Just a few options.

Special Education Law – Overview

Many of us, who went to school not that long ago, remember that being a special needs student meant riding to school in a separate bus and attending one class with other children of varying disabilities. These classes resembled more of a day care than school, and even the most advanced students had little hope of receiving a high school diploma, let alone attend college. Since that time, the term disability, and special needs student, has expanded to encompass much more than a person with an IQ below a certain arbitrary standard. What I have attempted to do in my first article is to give a little history of the evolution of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

In 1954 the United States Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) which found that segregated schools were a violation of equal protection rights. It would be another twenty years before this concept was applied to children with handicaps, especially learning disabilities, trying to receive an education. In fact, shortly after Brown was decided the Illinois Supreme Court found that compulsory education did not apply to mentally impaired students, and as late as 1969, it was a crime to try to enroll a handicapped child in a public school if that child had ever been excluded.

Due to court challenges in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia in the early 1970’s things started to change. In 1975 Congress enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975. This was the first law that mandated that all handicapped students had a right to an education. Not only did it mandate that all handicapped students had a right to an education, it also mandated that local educational agencies could be held accountable for not doing so. Shortly thereafter, the term handicapped was replaced with “child with a disability”. Although revised in 1990 as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the most comprehensive changes came in 1997. This law required schools to identify children with disabilities to make sure that all children have available a “free appropriate public education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living” 20 U.S.C. § 1401 (d). Unfortunately, the most recent changes in 2004 made the law slightly more difficult to receive the benefits they deserve, which, depending upon the next administration and the make up of Congress may or may not be a trend that will be followed in the future.

Exactly what is a “free appropriate public education”? Under the law, it is defined as “special education and related services that (A) have been provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge: (B) meet the standards of the State educational agency; (C) include an appropriate preschool, elementary or secondary school education in the State involved; and (D) are provided in conformity with the individualized education program required under [the law].” In other words, the school must provide services that meet the needs of a child with a disability that may affect their ability to learn. These “related services” can be services that are provided in the classroom, such as giving the child extra time to finish taking tests. They can also encompass services that can be provided outside of the classroom, such as tutoring, or having the child attend either a day or residential program outside of the school, along with transportation.

For the historical data, I relied on Wrightslaw: Special Education Law by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright and Special Education Law in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.