4. Turf – The thickness and coarseness of your grass will play a part in how much power you need to ensure a clean cut. Lawns with thicker, tougher grass will need a lawn mower with higher horsepower and larger wheels.
5. Additional yard tasks – If your list of seasonal chores includes collecting fall leaves, fertilizing your lawn, or removing snow, look for a lawn tractor with attachment options that can help keep your yard in good shape year round.
Lawn Mower Safety Features
Operating any piece of power equipment requires taking safety precautions. Before you buy a lawn mower, make sure you know what safety features come standard. For example, on some riding lawn mowers like those from John Deere, the blades will automatically shut off if the operator leaves the seat while the blades are in motion. And of course, be sure to familiarize yourself with the operator’s manual so you understand all of the features on your equipment.
After-Sale Service for Your Lawn Mower
For long-term savings, look for a mower brand that provides reliable after-sale support and maintenance. Local equipment dealers not only help you make the right purchase, but can offer on-site maintenance and even at-home service.
This article is courtesy of John Deere.