The Types of Lawn Mowers Available Today

Are you aware of the various types of lawn mowers? We love our lawns; there is something about having a beautiful lawn and garden that just makes you want to smile. All of the different greens from the various plants and the colors from the flowers are so pretty to look at; they allow us to de-stress and relax. A attractive lawn is the perfect place for get-together’s and for the kids to play.

In order for us to be able to enjoy our yards and the calming effects it can provide, it must be properly maintained. In order to get to the point where your yard is the envy of the neighborhood, you are going to have to invest in a lawn mower. There are a number of brands you could choose from.

One in particular is Ferris Mowers who offers six types of lawn mowers that can full-fill any gardener’s needs. Since there are a number of types of mowers offered, some may better suit your needs than others. Let’s review what’s available.

The 6 Types of Lawn Mowers

Cylinder – This type of mower is named after its design. This mower has a cylinder that has several horizontal blades which spin around it as the mower is pushed. The adjustment of the cylinder determines the how the cut will look. This particular mower is best for lawns in which the ground surface is smooth. Cylinder mowers can have the blades turned by a motor or hand driven as its pushed.

Hover – Hover mowers are best for smaller lawns. The mowers are typically electric and petrol-driven (gas-driven) options. This mower is so named because the blade is very close to the ground. If you have a small, somewhat leveled area and would like an inexpensive, lightweight and quiet mower than this is the one for you.

Ride-on – Oh wouldn’t some of us like to have one of these! There are either 2 or 3 rotary cutting blades. Ride-ons can also be called lawn tractors or zero-turn mowers.

Rotary Electric – This type of mower is low maintenance, relatively inexpensive, lightweight and quiet. The typical downside to electric mowers is that sometimes there isn’t sufficient power and keeping the electrical cord clear can be a challenge. Ferris Mowers understands this and offers mowers with a rechargeable battery. If you can keep your lawn regularly trimmed and don’t need the power, then electric may be the way to go.

Rotary Petrol – Also called ‘drum mower’, these are more expensive than the electric version as well as being heavier and noisier. Some come equipped with a 3 hp motor which gives sufficient power to make cutting your lawn a breeze. Two and 4-stroke versions are available.

Self-propelled – This type is super nice as it assists moving across the lawn without have to manually push the mower the entire time. The petrol motor must offer ample power as it needs to power both the spinning of the rotor blades and to turn the wheels.

There are no two lawns that are alike and not every mower will be able to handle every yard. Ferris Mowers offers a quality types of lawn mowers to ensure that every lawn can be properly maintained with the right mower.

Hardwood Flooring Species


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Hardwood flooring is unmatched in beauty, durability, and time-to-market in modern homes. Hardwood flooring adds value to your home and creates a warm, inviting atmosphere in your indoor spaces. It also gives your home an authentic look that is unmatched by other types of flooring. My Affordable Floors is the local expert in hardwood flooring installation in Milwaukee Racine and Chicago. We would love to help you beautify your home using hardwood flooring.

My Affordable Flooring can help answer all your questions before you start with hardwood flooring installation. The most frequently asked question is about the types of hardwood that can be used for Floor mod. This information will help you make a decision and select the right species of wood to fit your home.

Red Oak, White Oak and Maple hardwood flooring have been used in American homes for years. These domestic hardwood species can be used in traditional settings, or to complement existing furniture or cabinets. Natural Red Oak remains one of the most popular wood species due to its hardiness, beautiful grain pattern and durability. The Janka hardness rating for Red Oak is used to compare the hardness of all wood species. Except for a few exceptions, domestic wood species tend to be lighter in color than other wood types, unless they are stained a specific color. My Affordable Floors can install many types of domestic wood species including engineered, clicklocking, hand-scraped, character grade and natural.

Even the most expensive wood flooring can react to moisture. Moisture can cause wood to shrink during dry winter heating. This can lead to unsightly gaps between planks. The wood expands and absorbs moisture when humidity is higher in the summer. Too much moisture can cause wood planks and other materials to buckle or cup, causing them to look distorted and affecting the floor’s smoothness. When installing a wood floor in your home, it is crucial to properly acclimate the wood materials. It is also important to allow adequate expansion space around perimeter and fixed objects. The manufacturer recommends that the relative humidity of the home be maintained between 30 and 50%. This will minimize movement in the wood flooring.

My Affordable Floors has over 20 years of experience in hardwood flooring installation. We know how to install any type of hardwood flooring in any home, to suit every style and lifestyle. Our extensive experience and skills will ensure you find the perfect floor for your home and help you maximize your investment.