Customizing your Lawn Mower

There are many forms of tools and accessories to help you get the most out of your mower . In fact, many mowers are now being marketed based on their versatility, as they may be doing work outside of mowing. Below are some mower accessories and parts that you are likely to come across when purchasing a new mower.

 

Catch bag

The most common accessory for any lawnmower, ride-on or otherwise, is a bag to catch all grass clippings. However, this is more popular with push mowers. If you have a lawn mower, you probably have a fairly large patch of land to mow, which means frequent trips to empty your bag of clippings. Also, it is more common on larger properties to leave clippings as mulch.

Mulch blade / kit

Another common accessory, especially for riding mowers, is the mulching blade. This replaces your normal blades with ones designed to cut grass first, then chop it into extra small clippings, which are small enough to disappear around the remaining grass. This mulch helps your lawn retain moisture during the hot summer while recycling nutrients lost in clippings.

Other common customizations

You can install a trailer hitch on many lawn mowers. Some larger items, like a pesticide tank for your small garden, may still require the power of an ATV or tractor. Other common accessories allow you to blow leaves or grind them for mulch in fall, plow snow in winter, or cultivate your gardens and small fields in spring.

With the right accessories, you can customize your lawn mower into the ultimate tool for your yard all year long!

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