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Yard Machines original equipment parts can help you maintain your Yard Machines outdoor power equipment long-term. Find parts by machine type: Riding Lawn Mower, Walk Behind Lawn Mower, Garden Tiller and Snow Blower to repair your machine.

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When you need blades to deliver a clean cut and a healthier-looking lawn, look no further than Yard Machines original equipment blades. Yard Machines blades are designed to provide a precise fit with every blade change. Heat dipped for durability and flexibility, these blades have been tested for thousands of hours to meet equipment standards. Protect your Yard Machines outdoor power product investment with Yard Machines original equipment blades. SHOP PARTS

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Mowing, the key to a pristine, tidy lawn – get the timing and technique right!

Mowing the lawn is an easy art to master as long as you follow these few crucial steps!

Use the right equipment for your space and terrain, work at the right time, and mow at the right height. Those are the three main factors that will lead to a perfectly trimmed lawn.

Timing your mowing

You don’t mow the lawn the same way all year round: every season requires a slightly different approach to cutting the grass.

The gardener must adapt the work to weather conditions that influence how lawn grass grows.

Mowing the lawn doesn’t only have an ornamental purpose. It also strengthens the grass and triggers sending off of new shoots. Roots are reinvigorated, sending runners off in new directions. The lawn thus becomes more dense, lush, and thick under the influence of mowing.

Adapt your mowing to every season

  • Spring is without a doubt the most active growing period. Rising temperatures and soft rains stimulate growth. Mowing short and often helps the grasses grow thicker and spread out. For recently sown lawns, mowing also favors root development.
  • In Summer, lawns usually suffer from heat, and sometimes also from lack of water if water-saving ordinances prohibit watering in your area. Naturally, lawn growth is very much slowed in this season. To counter excessive evaporation and reduce the need to water, don’t mow as often. Neither should you mow too short: the ideal height is taller in Summer, around 4 inches (10 cm). That way, soil at ground level is shielded from the sun by the taller blades of grass, and evaporation is limited. But it’s still important to mow in Summer, because if you let the grass be, the lawn as a whole will weaken. It won’t cope evenly and patches will develop. Conversely, grass mown too often and too low in Summer will quickly turn yellow and dry up. There’s a delicate balance to strike here!

Getting the right equipment

A vast choice to make from among many different types of lawn mowers

To choose yours, you need to consider how much lawn surface you have to cover, whether it’s flat or not, and more personal preferences, too.

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  • For vast expanses, a sit-on tractor or a self-propelled mower cannot be done without, if only for their comfort of use. Self-propelled mowers won’t tire you as fast as push mowers, especially for people who suffer from back pains. How wide the blade span is also influences the the choice. Again, it depends on how large an area needs mowing.
  • For smaller lawns, a cut breadth of 12 inches (30 cm) is enough, whereas for larger lawns a minimum of 2 ½ to 3 ½ feet (80 to 105 cm) will definitely shorten the chore by a number of hours.
  • Lastly, the engine itself must also match the surface! Gas-powered or electric, both makes have their own advantages. Gas-powered engines are more versatile and can run for longer, but they’re louder and require more maintenance. Electric mowers are perfect for small surfaces, quiet, don’t pollute at all and only require basic cleaning. No dirty greasy maintenance for them! Best is, nowadays, a cordless design with at least two spare rechargeable batteries. That should cover an average-sized lawn.

Last but not least, for people who absolutely detest mowing, a robot mower is the ideal option! Once properly set up, it works fine all on its own. Rain or shine, day in and day out, it can even work at night since it’s very quiet. With that type of mower, having the perfect lawn is as easy as ever!

After mowing

Once cut, all the trimmings must be done away with. Rather than wasting trip to the landfill, it’s much better to recycle them into compost or, better yet, spread them as mulch under your ornamental plants or in the vegetable patch! Mulch from lawn trimmings is excellent to keep the soil cool and minimize watering. It even blocks weeds from growing, and as it breaks down, nutrients enrich the soil. Pure bliss for the garden, as you see!

Good to know – Some lawn mowers have a “mulching” position, and others have add-on mulching kits to replace the collection hamper with. This makes your mower more versatile. Both options shred grass trimmings into very fine slivers, which the mower ejects to the side. Waste thus stays on the lawn and forms a protective and fertilizing mulch that is virtually invisible. Free, effortless topdressing

If you’ve set an underground irrigation system up (or drip systems), however, you might run into a problem. This material often won’t get moist enough to break down naturally unless it rains regularly in the area. If it’s too dry for extended periods of time, trimmings accumulate and turn into a dry crust. It’s better to collect them and turn them into compost before topdressing with it.

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Smart tip about mowing the lawn

Whichever make and model you choose, observe tips of blades of grass a few days after mowing. If they turn yellow or dry, it means blades need sharpening.

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Credits for images shared to Nature Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois): Lawn and house (also on social media) by Bryan Clayton under Pixabay license Longer grass in summer by Jan and Mario Matzerath under Pixabay license Automatic lawn mower video (also on social media) by Rosalyn Gaspard Lorthiois, own work

The 6 Best Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

Michelle Ullman is a home decor expert and product reviewer for home and garden products. She has been writing about home decor for over 10 years for publications like and Better Homes Gardens, among others.

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Barbara Gillette is a Master Gardener, herbalist, beekeeper, and journalist. She has 30 years of experience propagating and growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals.

Emily Estep is a plant biologist and journalist who has worked for a variety of online news and media outlets, writing about and editing topics including environmental science and houseplants.

If you dream of a lush, green lawn, but dread the maintenance involved in keeping it that way, then a self-propelled lawn mower can make your life easier. These mowers not only power the blades but also power the wheels to make your pushing requirements little more than guiding the machine across the grass.

Brock Ingham, gardener, landscaper, and founder of the website Bigger Garden, says, The main advantage of a self-propelled mower is that it requires less effort to operate than a push mower. This can be beneficial for people with large lawns or those who have difficulty pushing a mower due to physical limitations. Self-propelled mowers can also provide a more consistent cut, since the speed is controlled by the mower rather than the operator. Overall, a self-propelled lawn mower can make mowing easier and more efficient.

Henry Bravo, founder and editor-in-chief of, adds, Self-propelled lawnmowers are much easier to maneuver around obstacles, and they can handle uneven terrain without a problem. Plus, I can adjust the speed so I can mow quickly or at a slower, more leisurely pace. And I love that I can easily switch between mulching, side discharge, and bagging capabilities.

We bought and tested several self-propelled mowers, both gas and electric, and evaluated many others based on their power, the size of lawn they can handle, their options for handling grass clippings, their range of cutting heights, the easiness of using the mower, and their overall value.

Best Overall

EGO Power Select Cut 56-Volt 21-Inch Self-Propelled Cordless Lawn Mower

  • Variable-speed self-propel
  • Generous battery runtime
  • Fast recharging
  • Folds for compact storage

Earning the top spot in our tests is a battery lawn mower that rivals the power of a gas mower but without the smelly fumes, the oil changes, or the frustrating pull cord. Instead, this self-propelled mower from EGO has a 56-volt, 7.5-Ah battery that provides up to 60 minutes of runtime on a single charge; that’s enough to mow most lawns up to a 0.5 acre and more than enough for our small yard. We put the mower to the test in early spring, mowing a lawn just out of winter dormancy that was patchy, wet, and ferny.

Other than attaching the bag, assembling the mower was easy. And a mere press of the button brought it roaring to life. This mower has a 21-inch cutting deck and a one-hand lever that adjusts the cutting heights through six different settings for grass heights of 1.5 to 4 inches. We found it very easy to adjust.

The lawn mower easily handles all common types of lawn grass, including tougher warm-season varieties like Bermudagrass, zoysia, and St. Augustine. A few buyers have complained that it struggles to lift overly tall grass high enough for an even cut. However, we found that it struggled a bit in the wet grass as well, becoming stuck at one point in a ferny patch. Aside from that, it delivers a precise and crisp cut that is sure to impress.

The speed of the mower is variable, so you can set it to match your stride from a leisurely 0.9 mph up to a brisk 3.1 mph. As this was our first time using a self-propelled mower, there was a bit of a learning curve. At first, it felt like the mower was pulling us along. However, we soon got the hang of it and appreciated the ease of adjusting the mower’s speed. We also liked the adjustable handle, which made it more comfortable to mow.

We found that the mower was easy to maneuver, even around obstacles or sharp turns. As the self-propelled function does most of the heavy work, this is also a great mower for yards with slopes. At nine inches in diameter, the mower’s wheels are fairly large, and it is rear-wheel drive, which also helps when mowing over rough terrain or hilly areas. You can dispose of the grass clippings in the included 2-bushel bag, discharge them to the side, or mulch them into fine clippings to quickly decompose them into healthful lawn nutrients. This mower even has a LED headlight, so you can mow early in the morning or at dusk to take advantage of mild temperatures.

Most of the mower‘s construction is heavy-duty plastic for weather and rust resistance, but that might not be as durable as steel, although we felt it seemed quite sturdy. Once you finish mowing, the handle folds all the way down for easy storage. We really appreciated this feature, as the mower doesn’t take up as much room in the garage. This mower comes with a 56-volt battery and a fast charger that has the battery ready to go in just an hour.

How It Performed Long-Term

We are extremely satisfied with the performance of the lawn mower, particularly with how long the battery lasts. It can easily handle mowing the lawn three times without requiring a recharge. Even when it does need to be recharged, it only takes around 20 minutes. The mower is also highly effective when dealing with thick, tall grass and can even tackle 10 days of uncut grass without issue. Additionally, it can handle damp grass and leaves with ease. Initially, it took some time to become familiar with turning it on and utilizing the self-propel feature, but once we did, mowing the lawn became a breeze.

Price at time of publish: 549

Cutting Width: 21 inches | Power Source: Battery | Weight: 62.6 pounds | Grass Discard Options: Bag, mulch, side-discharge

What Is A Master Gardener: Learn About Master Gardener Training

So, you say you want to become a master gardener? What is a master gardener and what steps must be taken to achieve that goal? Extension services in your locality are a good place to start gathering information. Master gardening programs are community and volunteer based horticultural education services. Becoming a master gardener allows you to spread your knowledge, learn more about gardening, and service your municipality.

Master garden training is a lengthy process with annually required retraining hours. It also involves up to 50 volunteer hours per year, but if you like helping others and have a passion for gardening, becoming a master gardener may be for you. Extension services in your area are government run organizations that train master gardeners and provide opportunities to serve.

What is a Master Gardener?

A master gardener is a citizen that is interested in gardening and can fulfill the training and volunteer hours necessary. Requirements vary by county and state, and the course is tailored for that specific region. You will receive special education on the soils in your area, the types of native plants, insect and disease issues, basic botany, and other information pertinent to your gardening zone.

The educational opportunity to learn specifics about where you garden will not only help you become a better gardener but is then passed along to the general public in lectures, clinics, and through newsletters.

How to Become a Master Gardener

The first step to becoming a master gardener is to fill out an application. You can get this online at your County Extension offices website. Once you have your application in, information will be sent to you on how to become a master gardener and to let you know when training begins.

Training is typically in the winter months of January through March. This allows the new master gardener to be ready for the volunteer service requirements at the start of the gardening season. Volunteer hours vary by county but are typically 50 hours the first year and 20 hours in subsequent years.

Master Gardening Programs

Once you have completed approximately 30 hours of training, the opportunities to serve are nearly endless. Participation in scheduled gardening clinics at schools, garden and community centers, and plant fairs are a few possibilities.

Additionally, you can meet seniors, students, and other gardening enthusiasts to exchange information and hone your skills. You may also be asked to write articles and participate in publications.

Annually, you also get the opportunity to get more training and glean new information to share. Master gardener training is a chance to give back to your community and learn more about your favorite hobby– gardening.

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