on Friday, January 21, 2022
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Just as every house is unique, so is every lawn. So, when you’re searching for the right mower for your lawn care needs, make sure to take these factors into account that will help you decide which mower fits your yard’s unique characteristics best.
Large lawns with open spaces
Those with flat, expansive lawns to maintain will surely benefit from either a riding lawn mower or a zero-turn mower. In some cases, a riding lawn mower might be the better option for you. Still, many will find that zero-turn mowers' superior speed and efficiency give them unique advantages for mowing flat lawns. For example, zero-turn mowers have a zero-turn radius, enabling them to turn on a dime without missing grass strips that other mowers might have to return to cut later. Also, zero-turn mowers can turn a full 180 degrees once they've reached the end of a row and begin trimming the next strip of grass in the opposite direction with little effort. As a result, you can finish mowing the yard faster in fewer passes and, ultimately, in less time.
If your yard is flat and you want to mow faster and save time, consider one of our John Deere zero-turn mowers and equip it with a mower deck that has the cutting width that suits your lawn size. The John Deere Z300 Series models, for example, offer Accel Deep™ mower decks in 42-, 48- and 54-inch cutting widths that fit an extensive range of yard sizes.
Yards with inclines and uneven terrain
Since mowing on inclines can be dangerous, it's always important to be cautious of slope operating limits and avoid cutting on unsafe surfaces. So, when you’re searching for a mower that’s right for your lawn, be sure to consider the number of slopes, hills and inclines that you’ll have to face while mowing. With steering controlled by their rear wheels, zero-turn mowers are typically recommended to mow slowly and with extra caution while being operated on hills. Because of this, if your yard has hills and inclines that you will need to climb and descend while mowing, you may want to choose a riding mower instead, as these are built with heavy-duty frames that offer more stability. What’s more, select John Deere riding lawn mowers can be equipped with heavy-duty all-purpose tires and foot-operated traction control that make it easier to traverse hilly slopes with confidence.
Also, keep in mind that the type of wheels your mower has can affect its performance when riding on inclines or wet grass. Because of this, remember to make sure your mower’s wheels provide the traction, control and support you need for your lawn.
The landscaping features throughout your lawn are also a significant factor to consider when you’re looking for a new mower. Yards with flower beds, decorative walkways, trees, and bushes will require equipment with superior maneuverability to mow around. For this reason, the incredible maneuverability provided by zero-turn mowers make them an excellent fit for properties with an abundance of landscaping elements. Still, riding lawn tractors can also deliver the maneuverability you need. Some John Deere X300 Select Series, X500 Series and X700 Signature Series riding mowers can be equipped with features such as power 4-wheel steering and Twin Touch™ forward and reverse foot pedals that help you maneuver from one area to the next with ease. Regardless of which mower you choose, make sure its mower deck has a cutting width that can fit any narrow spaces you might have to mow.
We’re here to answer any questions you may have and help you find the mower that’s right for your lawn. With our large selection of riding lawn tractors and zero-turn mowers, we offer options that fit all types of lawns and will assist you every step of the way to find the best mower for you.