It’s free to use.
Push mowers like this one use 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 fuel for that matter. This means there are no pollutants put into the air. And it’s not just fuel pollution that is saved; there’s no noise pollution either!
Maintenance is easy peasy.
With a push mower, there are no complicated wires or engines to navigate (or pay someone to navigate). If something needs fixing, it’s generally straight-forward. Other than keeping the blades sharpened (if it’s not self-sharpening) and the mower out of inclement weather, there’s not much to keep up on.
Mishaps are less likely to occur when using a manual lawn mower.
When using a gasoline powered mower, it’s important to be careful to avoid fuel spills. There are even electric powered mowers, but even then it’s important to keep a watchful eye on the cord to avoid an accident or damage to the cord or worse (electrocution). And you also don’t have to worry about your mower grabbing a hazard, like a rock or stick, and tossing it across the yard at high speeds, possibly colliding with a person or animal.
Push mowers aren’t complicated to use.
If you can push the mower, you can mow the grass. No real learning curve is involved. With electric or fuel mowers, ease of use can differ.
Using an old school lawn mower is a workout!
Using your own, human power to mow the lawn gives you a workout that doesn’t really seem like working out. Instead of sitting on a riding mower or breezing through the job with a self-propelled push mower, you spend the time walking and exerting your own energy to get the job done. No need to go to the gym and workout later – it’s already done!
I can actually get my kids to mow the lawn.
Yup, you read that right! My children are constantly asking to mow the lawn now! It’s not just a job for them – it’s good old-fashioned fun!