Using outdoor power equipment to maintain outdoor spaces

Having a large garden or outdoor space is wonderful, providing spaces for gardening, entertaining and general family enjoyment. Your outside space says a lot about you and your family.


If you have children that like to kick a ball around, a large grassed area is perfect but when it comes to mowing the lawn you will need a large mower. Depending on the size of your garden, choose a mower that makes life easier for you, whether it is one that you ride on or push. There’s even the option of purchasing a lawn-mowing robot to do the work. There are many factors to consider before you make a purchase.

Deciding what machine you need, will depend on the type of space you have. A push mower is good for anything up to half an acre, but if your garden has a slope or has lots of obstacles, it can be quite tricky. Plus you will need a certain amount of physical strength.

If you have over half an acre then maybe opt for a ride-on mower or garden tractor, when deciding on a style, consider whether you need it to do other jobs in addition to mowing.

Lawn / garden tractors

Especially created for lawns over ½ an acre, these machines vary in size, cutting width and price. Some have optional attachments so they can help with a variety of botanical chores such as spraying, hauling and collecting leaves. Some of them even have components that allow for clearing snow.

Zero-Turn-Radius (ZTR) Mowers

These easy to use machines can navigate a variety of obstacles by using a lever. A mower doesn’t handle the variety of tasks a tractor can but can move easily around flowerbeds, trees and other garden equipment thus making the job speedier.

Electrical lawn mowers:

These are quiet and pollution free. You made need to sharpen or replace blades, and with cordless designs, you will have to take care of the battery. Electrical lawn mowers are ideal for yards of a quarter acre or less.

A cordless model should feature a rechargeable battery that provides 30 to 60 minutes or so of cutting time. They may struggle in long grass so are best used by the frequent gardener.

Using a cord attached mower obviously restricts where it can be used in relation to a power source. Care should be taken not to run over the cord. These mowers are also smaller and lighter, and this can make for easier storage.

Regardless of what mower you choose and which one best suits you and your garden’s needs, you can be sure that they will have a long life span if correctly used and maintained. Pat’s Small Engine can provide you with a range of solutions for your outdoor space. Have a look at the comprehensive website for more ideas and solutions for your garden. Everything can be found on this extremely easy to use website.