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My husband and I just got a very dull reel mower and want to sharpen its blades. We'd like to have someone else do it as I am due in 5 weeks and he's busy prepping for baby as well. Can anyone recommend a place/person to sharpen push-mower blades? Thanks so much!
I would like to have my push lawn mower's blades sharpened. Also I've got some pruning tools that would benefit greatly from sharpening. Can anyone recommend a sharpening service in North Oakland/Berkeley area? -Peter
I'm in the market for a new lawnmower - either electric or
manual - and would like to hear your thoughts on what's out
there. We have a very small lawn (15x11 feet). Need something
with adjustable cutting height, easy to push and maneuver. What
are your suggestions? Anything in particular I should look for
or avoid? Thanks!
ditching the gas guzzler
Despite what is typically said about push reel mowers, I do NOT need to mow every week, and mine does a decent job even on weeds, as long as they aren't TOO tall. And mowing my small lawn with one is actually faster than dealing with a powered one, since there's no setup or fussy starter to worry about. I just haul it out of the garage and go. Plus it's quiet and a heck of a lot safer, which is important when the kids are in the yard with me.
My Craftsman was easy to set up, is easy to use, and just a great value for the price. I recommend it. Actually Likes to Mow
We just bought a house with a small lawn (10x20). We want to keep it so our toddler can have a place to play in our yard. However, we don't want to use a full gas-powered lawn mower to maintain it. Can anyone recommend a good non-gas mower to do the job? Thank you.
In my small Albany backyard, I use and have been very satisfied with this Craftsman 18'' model: http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=LAWN&pid=07137619000
It is essentially the same as the Scott mower featured on this site, which also has lots of useful information about mowers in general: http://www.cleanairgardening.com/
(It's much like the one I grew up using, too, on a considerably larger lawn at my suburban childhood home. Incidentally, I don't mow every week and I do have a few tall weeds and the occasional stick on my lawn. Despite the usual cautions about push reel mowers, mine handles this with no problem.) Holly
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