It Aint Easy Being Green.

This is not the Worx electric push mower. It's just a retro looking rider, that I like the styling of.

I am moving in to the second summer of mowing my ginormous lot here at Modular 4. And for the last two years I have tried really hard to be environmentally conscious with my Worx electric mower, but the time has come for me to throw in the towel. Mowing a 97 by 297 tract of land with a heavy battery-powered mower is killing me.

It’s not that the Worx is a bad mower, in fact it’s great. It’s just too much for me to push around this huge lot, so I have decided to get a riding mower. This weekend the Worx gets cleaned up, the blade gets sharpened, and it goes on Craig’s list. And no, I won’t be buying an electric riding mower. I’ll be getting a small lawn tractor that is capable of mowing a lawn as big as mine, and hopefully with a snow blade attachment clear my drive in the winter.

I hate to see the Worx go. After 100 or so lawn mowing sessions over the last two years I have formed a bond with it. I like how quiet it is. I like how it does such a great job mulching the grass. I just hate pushing it over 28,000 square feet of grass every five days. I’m older now, I deserve a break. I want a mower with a cup holder, and a matching hat. Yes I am gonna be that guy in the neighborhood, and I’m OK with it. Now I just have to decide on a brand and a price range. I don’t need a big John Deere, and I don’t want the tiny Weed Eater brand. Just a nice middle of the road rider, that runs on gas and gets the job done. Maybe I should look for a vintage 1960’s John Deere lawn tractor, now that would be pretty kick ass.

One comment

  1. Janet,

    It is this kind of judgmental commentary from you that has finally required me to swing the “Ban Hammer”. Sorry but I don’t need you passing any judgement on my home, my lawn, my taste in architecture, or art. You know nothing of where I live, the rules of my neighborhood, or why I would want to have a manicured yard. If you had read earlier posts from when this blog started almost 2 years ago, you might have better insight. So sorry, but I am swinging the commentary ban hammer in your direction.

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