Sunday, May 19, 2013
Our new lawnmower came in the other day and since our lawn was getting out of control long Saturday was "Mow the Darn Lawn" day. Now I have never mowed a lawn before. Lived in apartments most of my life and either the landlord or landscapers took care of that. With the house mom and I tried a landscaper but did not have much luck with finding a good one. So we decided we would buy a mower and give a go. We purchased a battery powered push mower because neither of us wanted to deal with gas and oil and all that mess. Plus with this mower starting it is so easy. It has a key you pop in next to the battery. You push the safety lock button, pull the bail cord against the handle release the button and mow. Charged up the battries and when Saturday arrived I set out to get mowing.
Had a few false starts, all my own fault since I didn't push the battery in all the way. Complete duh moment. Once I sorted out that little issue I was on my way. Started with the front lawn and worked my way to the side. Now areas of the lawn were incredibly thick so I had to go over those areas a few times which is probably why I went through both batteries by the time I was almost done with the side. Had maybe one or two passes to complete. Here is what the front and side looked like after I mowed them.
Once the side was done I moved to the back yard, which was crazy long. Two batteries knocked out the job in no time. Heres what it looks like after mowing.
Now I'm sure its probably wicked uneven and I likely missed a spot or two, but it doesn't look half bad to me for my first time ever mowing. lol
Was quite a workout especially the side lawn which is on a bit of a slope. Edges are a bit tough too so we'll have to think about getting a trimmer for those. All in all the mower handled very well and not incredibly noisy.Didn't have to wear earplugs and could still here my mother calling me, which you usually can't with a gas mower. I did have to go and buy some work gloves today because holding the bail cord against the handle after awhile started to bother the knuckle area in my palms. Ouchie. lol