My very first house I bought from my grandparents. It had a pretty small yard which my grandfather mowed with a push mower. When we bought the house, we inherited that lawn mower. We didn’t have any money, so I used his old push mower. It wasn’t that hard and gave me a good workout.
Years passed, we moved to a new house with a bigger yard. We opted for a gas powered mower which we have used ever since. Now that I’m in the process of landscaping, I have decided on having a small amount of grass with lots of low maintenance shrubs, plants and ground cover. I had been considering going back to a push mower, but wondered if you could even find one any more.
Not only can you find one, but they are making their way back to popularity, primarily as being good for the environment. According to Oregonian article Push Mowers Make the Cut, a typical gas powered mower emits as much pollution as 11 cars for every hour in use. A riding lawn mower emits as much as 34 cars.
Just as I got a good work out many years ago, push mowers are also finding their way into calorie burning charts these days. Mow for an hour and burn 373 calories. You will also build strong arms, shoulders, abs and legs. Who needs the gym!
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