We stopped at Lowe's on Friday because I wanted to look at reel mowers. I'd thought about getting one last year, but didn't say anything to Romie or anyone about it, and then I read an article in the new April issue of Horticulture magazine about 'green' mowers. If we got a reel mower, several things would be accomplished with its use:
- No need for gasoline or oil.
- Easy to start - just push it!
- Friendly to the environment due to no emissions.
- Provides exercise while accomplishing a necessary task.
Lowe's had two models in stock. One had a 16" cutting width with two wheels, while the second one was 20", along with a bag attachment and four wheels. I came home and did some online research of models, read reviews, and compared prices.
Amazon has one that is self-sharpening and includes a bag attachment for a great price. It's by Gilmour and sells for $99.99 with free shipping.
I'm not sure we'll purchase one, but we're considering it. Any suggestions, especially if you have experience with one, would be greatly appreciated!