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Answered 2010-07-28 19:47:40

Riding lawn mowers can take much of the work out of mowing large expanses of lawn. They are not perfect for every lawn, however. There are some things you should consider before you begin shopping for riding lawn mowers.

Size of the Yard

How big is the yard you need to mow? If it is a typical suburban lot, chances are you would have a difficult time maneuvering a riding lawn mower around your small yard. Lawns need to be at least a half acre before it is practical to use a riding lawn mower. Anything smaller than that and you will spend more time turning and manipulating the mower around tight curves than actually driving the lawn mower in a productive manner. If you are not sure what the size of your lawn is, measure a riding mower and then apply that measurement to your lawn. If the length of your lawn is more than three times the length of the mower you may be able to use a riding mower.

Obstacles in the Yard

Riding lawn mowers are difficult to navigate around objects in the lawn. If you have several trees or flower beds all through your yard, it may be impractical to purchase a riding lawn mower. Riding mowers work best when you have large expanses of clear lawn that needs to be cut regularly. If you still believe that you need a riding lawn mower and you have several items in your yard, make sure there is enough room between the items for the mower to fit through comfortably.

Number of Lawns to Mow

If you provide lawn service to more than one location you may find that riding lawn mowers can help make your life easier. Riding mowers cut lawns faster than traditional walking mowers, which can make it easier to get through several lawns in a single day. Riding a lawn mower is also easier on your back than pushing one through the grass of several lawns. The size and obstacles of the lawns will still make a difference in the practicality of mowing with a riding lawn mower, however, so make sure the yards you mow meet the proper criteria.

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