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A mini-guide to best electric lawn mowers on the market

A mini-guide to best electric lawn mowers on the market

You always wondered how to get your front yard tidy and neat without putting too much effort into it. One way you can do that is by having a reliable electric lawn mower that will help you get that lawn in order. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of people running around, buying the mowers they don’t know anything about, and ending up disappointed with the results on their lawns. So, today, I want to make sure you get all the information on how to find the best electric lawn mower on the market. With the help of this mini-guide, you’ll find out quickly what types of mowers you should buy, what are the prices, and what every mower can offer you. Let’s get started!

Types of electric lawn mowers

Electric lawn mowers usually come in two shapes – cordless and corded. Although cordless ones took over the market, we can still see the good old corded ones, as well. Due to the practicality of mowing your lawn, corded electric lawn mowers are not always suitable for that. Not only they restrict your moving, but they can also get you into some deep trouble if the cord falls under the blades.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the way cordless mowers work. They usually consist of a battery that’s chargeable and that gives power to the mower. The downside of electric lawn mower is that it doesn’t have superpowers to mow the lawn day and night (like some older, mechanical or reel mowers do!) but they are the best type of solution if you’re mowing your lawn regularly and want to get it done in a short period.

What to look for in an electric lawn mower

There are certain things you need to know about electric lawnmowers before you jump into the process of buying one.

The type of blades usually determines how it will work on your lawn and what can you expect of it. If you go for a mower with rotary blades (a cylinder mower), your grass can get the regular treatment without any problems. However, if you’re not mowing regularly, you might find these difficult to handle. Even if the grass is not too long, cylinder mower will show weak results.

Hover mowers are maybe a better solution, especially if you have an uneven garden or garden with a lot of curves and bumps. They can handle any obstacle you put them through merely because they’re designed to work with challenging surfaces.

Another thing that needs to be at the top of your list when looking for a mower is – manoeuvrability. Since you’ll be using a mower for quite some time, you don’t want it to feel stiff or rigid under your hands. You want it to move smoothly, without damaging the lawn but still provide a good cut.

Finally, think about how often you’ll use it. If you enjoy mowing, don’t feel guilty to spend an extra dollar for a perfect model of mower.

UNCC’s McMillan Greenhouse

UNCC’s McMillan Greenhouse

Monthly NCPOS meetings are held the first Sunday of each month, unless otherwise announced. We meet at the McMillan Greenhouses at UNC Charlotte. The meeting starts at 12:00 with a covered dish luncheon, followed by a business meeting at 12:45, a show table and discussion and finally a program discussion of orchids.

Directions to the greenhouse are as follows:
1. From I-85 take exit marked Highways 29/49 and proceed following Highway 49 toward UNCC
2. After you pass under Harris Blvd. watch for Cameron Blvd. on your left and turn there; you are now on the UNCC campus.
3. Proceed on Cameron, passing University Rd. on the right and then Phillips Rd. on the left to the next turning to the right which is Craver Rd. DO NOT SPEED IN UNCC!
4. Turn right onto Craver and proceed past five large buildings on your right. You will then see the greenhouse on your right and the parking lot just before it.

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Guest speaker will be David Janvrin

Guest speaker will be David Janvrin

David Janvrin has been growing orchids since the early 1980s and has a small aluminum frame and glass greenhouse at his home in Anderson, SC. The joys of orchid growing and a thirst for knowledge led him to join the AOS judging program where he has been accredited since 2002 and now serves as training coordinator for the Atlanta Center.

David has a keen interest in the culture and breeding of the so-called ‘Chinese Cymbidiums.’ Particular species within the group have been cherished by various Asian cultures for thousands of years. A lack of conformation with the AOS guidelines for quality in cymbidium lines has resulted in these species being overlooked on the award table. Nevertheless, they can be very rewarding to grow and enjoy. David will talk to the society about these orchids as well as a few others which share a special quality which will be of interest to growers in our temperate area.

Our meeting begins at noon with a covered dish luncheon. The business meeting and program follows promptly at 1 p.m. See you there!

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