Does anyone else here use a push mower? I know that it would take forever for a conventional gas mower to run out of gas, but we switched to a push mower a few months ago to be free of gas reliance. Not only that, but the push power is much more quiet, which means you can mow during the early morning without a problem.
We've been talking of zero-scaping our front lawn next year so that would eliminate all need for a mower in the front yard.
Does anyone else use a push mower, or are we alone on this one?
As Flipkickjr points out, the amount of gas required to run a gas mower is next to nothing. even if gasoline was $20/gallon you could still justify spending $40 per year in gas for your lawn mower.
Moving to a reel mower is all about a statement IMHO. It takes longer to mow with it, and might now always get the best results unless you are dilligent, but we're not using any gas or oil to do it. We're trying to set up our household to be as self-reliant as possible.
For a while I considered getting a battery mower that charges using solar panels. now THAT would be cool.
I've never seen a solar one of those. All of the ones I have seen plugged into the outlet. It is a cool design though, except for the fact that you have to run wire alongside your yard so it knows where to stop. It's also bad b/c we have two dogs with giant poop. we've found it better to pick up the crap before mowing the lawn to avoid spraying the stuff everywhere.