Ecomower is a relatively new term. Apparently, I’ve been ecomowing for years without knowing it.
I bought my Scott’s reel mower a long time ago. Who’da thunk, I was ahead of the band wagon on this one! I love it. It’s quiet. It’s cheap and clean because it doesn’t use any gas. I don’t have to breathe exhaust fumes or have dirt and dust blown at me. My mower is good exercise. I even feel safe letting the kids push it around. (I wouldn’t let them push around those deathtrap gas mowers.)
Ok, so it doesn’t do a great job with long weeds like those seedy pods on the plantain or dandelion flowers, but as long as I keep up on the lawn, it does a good job. Besides, the chickens and bunnies help keep the taller weeds in check; they love plantains and dandelions. I can’t say that I’d use my push mower if I had a VERY large lawn, but if I had a bigger yard, I’d probably have more gardens. Or more fruit trees. Or, a goat. So, I guess even if I had a VERY large lawn, I would probably still use my ecomower.
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