The benefits of petrol lawnmowers
If you want power and freedom, it is hard to beat a petrol lawnmower. While the electric options might be light and nimble, you are restricted by the cable and the power can’t compare. So unless you have a tiny garden with a small patch of lawn, a quality petrol lawnmower is the way to go.
In this post, I explore just a few of the benefits of petrol lawnmowers. Let’s first take a quick look at the options available so that you are able to make an informed comparison.
These are generally light and easy to use, They are ideal for small lawns. They require little maintenance and will make quick work of a small patch of lawn.
There are, however, a few downsides. You are restricted by the length of the cable. Sure, you can use an extension cable but only up to a point.
The next thing is that you then have to constantly worry about the cable. Many people find this quite a challenge. Lastly, they do not have the same power potential as petrol lawnmowers.
These offer much more freedom and are light and convenient. The problem is that they need to be recharged often and this could disrupt your mowing plans. They also have somewhat basic power so will not do well with longer, thicker, or wet grass.
These are the machines that can handle all and any conditions and any size lawn. You have complete freedom of movement without having to worry about cable length of the cable getting in the way. You can reach all corners of even the largest garden and never have to worry about a plug point of a cable getting in your way. The pleasure of mowing without having to worry about where the cable is can be a major relief.
The other important thing you get is power. The electric models simply cannot compete in terms of power. If the grass is wet, thick, or long, powerful petrol lawnmowers will not have a problem. They will cut through the long or wet grass efficiently and with ease.
They might be slightly louder than other options and they need a bit of maintenance but the positives outweigh the negatives for most gardens.
While many people might think that a large petrol lawnmower is harder to handle, the modern ones make the job of mowing quite easy. Many of them are self-propelled which makes the job even easier. The bottom line is that the best petrol lawnmowers are quite easy to operate.
Modern petrol lawnmowers are also a lot less noisy than the older models. While not as quiet as electric models they are not that loud.
Maintenance is another issue that concerns many people with petrol lawnmowers. While it is a fact that you need to do some maintenance and servicing, it is generally basic things that need to be done once a year.
Safety is also not an issue. Provided you use common sense and follow the instructions, there is no reason a petrol lawnmower is any more dangerous than an electric model. In fact, the lack of cable makes them safer in many ways.
In conclusion, while there is a time and a place for electric or even cordless lawnmowers, those are best for homeowners with a small compact garden and very little lawn. For those with larger lawns, especially if there is slope involved, you will appreciate the benefits of a petrol lawnmower.
They are tough, efficient, and effective. They have the power to mow through long and tough grass. Wet grass, long grass, tough grass is no challenge for a quality petrol lawnmower.
We all, on occasion, leave the grass to grow a bit too long. With an electric lawnmower, this will be a major challenge. A petrol lawnmower has the power to get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you have a larger garden, a petrol lawnmower is essential.
Unless you have a tiny patch of lawn, it is a good idea to invest in a quality petrol lawnmower. You will not regret it!