There are four main benefits of using a petrol lawnmower in the garden. The first of these is the fact that with a petrol model, you do not have to be concerned about the possibility of cutting through an electric cable whilst cutting the grass. This also means that no matter how large the garden or how inaccessible, you will always be able to get all the grass cut that needs to be cut without worrying whether the extension cable is long enough and you will not have the problem of trying to manage the large length of cord that will be trailing round your garden whilst you are mowing.
The second benefit of using a petrol lawnmower is that generally, they are a lot more powerful than electric mowers, they are more reliable, durable and they are the machine of choice for professional gardeners and gardening services providers all over the world. In some places, like in the US, these petrol mowers are called ‘gas’ or ‘gas-powered’ mowers but they run on fuel nonetheless, usually a mixture of gasoline or petrol and oil. The motors are very powerful and are usually started with a pull cord. Another great benefit with the modern petrol lawnmowers is that you can now get models that start with an ignition key, just like the family car so you do not need a lot of strength to be able to crank up your mower using the pull cord, just fill it up, switch it on, and away you go!
The third advantage of petrol mowers is the sheer volume of models available in all three categories of mower and the top name manufacturers are brands you can trust. Rotary mowers probably make up the majority of mowers sold as they are the ones most suitable for most domestic situations where the grass is a recreational rather than a showpiece area. Rotary mowers can be either the hover type, running on a cushion of air or a conventional, wheeled mower.
The cylinder or reel mowers are mowers for show-piece lawns where you want to get a perfect, short cut that looks immaculate. The benefit of the petrol lawnmowers in this category is that they are powerful enough to have a heavy roller behind them that gives a perfect, striped result like a tennis court on your lawn at home. The benefit of the ride on lawn mowers is that they make mowing a large lawn, a breeze! You can sit down to get the job done and any garden with around a half an acre or more is ideal for mowing with a ride on mower. If the lawn is even larger, you can get a ride on lawn tractor. If you have a smaller garden but find mowing physically quite difficult and would like to sit down to mow your grass, you can get a compact ride on mower to do the job.
The fourth benefit of petrol lawnmowers is the great accessories you can buy to go with them nowadays. There are large capacity grass boxes which mean that you do not have to stop mowing very often to empty them. Some ride-on mowers are equipped with boxes that can be emptied with a flick of the switch, whilst you are still sitting in the seat. There are models with mulching attachments that enable you to mulch or feed your lawn each time you mow by spraying back finely cut grass onto the lawn you have cut. There are even some mowers, specially adapted to enable you to do some grass collecting and some mulching at the same time.
To sum up the benefits of petrol lawnmowers, the four points that I have detailed are that they are powerful, there is no need to worry about the electric cord, there are a large number of models available by top manufacturers in all three types of mower and there are great attachments to make mowing your lawn even easier. I think that these points demonstrate why professional gardeners choose a petrol lawnmower.
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