Going green is as popular as ever. So are corded electric lawn mowers.
They are ideal for smaller yards and don't cost a fortune in gas and maintenance. Best of all, they are great for the environment, reducing your carbon footprint.
When it comes to purchasing a corded electric lawn mower, there are three important things you should consider:
Corded electric mowers come in a wide range of deck widths – from a 14” cutting path up to a 20” cutting path. Obviously, the wider the cutting path, the fewer trips you’ll need to mow your lawn, and the faster you can move on to other activities.
A wider cutting deck costs more, so you’ll need to decide if you want to pay a little more now for a little extra leisure time later.
Corded electric mowers give you the option of a 2-in-1 design, so you can side-discharge clippings on your lawn or mulch the clippings, which release nitrogen, a natural fertilizer.
With a 3-in-1 model, you will also be able to bag your clippings and keep your lawn looking neat and clean. Corded electric mowers don’t always do a good job when bagging, but they are very efficient as mulching mowers.
Corded electric mowers are powered by an extension cord and draw energy from an electrical outlet – just like a vacuum cleaner. Also, like a vacuum cleaner, corded electric mowers have the problem of dragging a cord behind.
You'll only be able to mow in a radius the length of your extension cord from your outlet. So to reach the far corners of your yard, you might need to use a different outlet.