We’ve always had a gas mower, but this year, we’d like to get a reel mower. This is the one that we’re looking at — the Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower
Yes, it will be more work to use a reel mower, but we can see several advantages to using one.
The main benefit is that a reel mower is more environmentally friendly. It doesn’t use gas, so it doesn’t pollute the way a gas mower would. You will just smell the freshly cut grass, instead of smelling stinky gas fumes.
But, even if you’re not too concerned about the environment, there are other good reasons to consider a reel mower.
Quiet to Operate
Another big benefit of a reel mower is that it is much quieter than a gas driven engine. You won’t have to worry about annoying your neighbors, by firing up a loud lawn mower. Since this mower is quiet, you’ll be able to get up early on a Saturday morning, and get the grass cut, before it’s too hot.
Safer to Use
Another benefit is safety. The Scotts 2000-20 20 Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower has sharp blades, of course, but you control their speed by pushing the mower. There’s no gas-powered blade whipping around, putting your feet, or your small children, at risk.
And because it’s quiet, you’ll be able to hear the kids, if they suddenly come into the yard, while you’re mowing. With a loud gas mower, you might not notice them, until it’s too late!
Another thing that makes it safer is that it won’t send rocks flying. It just doesn’t have the power to do so.
There are a couple of disadvantages to a reel mower though. The first one is that you actually have to push it around – you are the power engine for this mower!
On the bright side, cutting your lawn with the Scotts 2000-20 20 Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower will give you a nice workout, so you can skip going to the gym on lawn mowing days. And it’s nice and light, so it’s pretty easy to push.
Takes Longer to Cut the Lawn
Since you won’t have the help of a power engine, it will take you longer to cut your grass, when using a reel mower like this one. Just make sure to keep the mower well maintained, with good, sharp blades, so it operates at its peak efficiency.
Also, tall grass is harder to cut with a reel mower, so you might have to go over it more than once. The grass grows quickly on the shady side of our house, so we’ll probably cut that section more often. That’s where the garden shed is, and we’ll store the lawn mower there, so it will be easy to do that bit quickly.
A Good Choice
We’ve had a couple of beautiful days, so spring is finally here. In another week or two, the grass will start growing. We’ll buy a Scotts 2000-20 20 Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower and retire the old gas-powered mower.
Video Review of Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower
Watch this short video review of the Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower, to see its features.