An old school mower may sound kind of boring, but I was excited when my friend brought one home from an auction for only a dollar. But then, just knowing how to do things the “old school” way gives me a feeling of satisfaction. So why do I think mowing the “old school” way may be better than a self-propelled or riding mower?
- It’s free to use. Push mowers run on human energy. In other words, the only thing spent on mowing the lawn is the energy from the person using it.
- Push mowers don’t pollute. Using an old-fashioned hand mower doesn’t use gasoline, diesel or any other polluting fuel. And it’s not just fuel pollution that is saved; there’s no noise pollution either!
- Maintenance is simple. With a push mower, there are no complicated wires or engines to navigate. If something needs fixing, it’s straightforward. Other than keeping the blades sharpened — if not self-sharpening — and keeping the mower out of inclement weather, there’s nothing to maintain ….