What Type of Lawn Mower is Best for your Yard?

There are many different types of lawn mowers available, and some are best suited for specific types of yards. When it comes time to purchase a new lawn mower, the main choice you have to make is whether you want a push lawn mower or a riding lawn mower. There are pros and cons for each option, but one may have a clear advantage depending on the type of grass around your home or business.

  • Let’s start with push mowers. These are best suited for small, flat landscapes that require minimal effort on your part to mow. Unlike riding lawn mowers, push mowers involve you doing most of the work, so large properties with lots of steep hills become a huge chore when you have to use physical force to move the mower. Push mowers also give you more control because they are smaller and easier to turn, making them ideal for gardens or other plots of land where you need to be extremely careful about what you are mowing.


  • If you own a larger property, particularly one with some uneven land including small hills, you may want to consider a riding mower instead. Using a push lawn mower drains your energy pretty quickly, even if you are in great shape. With a riding lawn mower, you don’t have to use any physical strength besides turning the steering wheel and putting your foot on the gas pedal. This means you can mow more expansive landscapes without even breaking a sweat.

No matter what type of property you own, LJ Elter & Son Power Equipment Centers has the right lawn mower to get the job done. Give us a call or visit our location today for more details.

Written by Len Elters

Len Elters

Len Elters has assisted his father in building L.J. Elter and Son from the ground up. Today the business has grown to over 50 products lines and 3 stores across Maryland.

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