Choosing the right mower for your yard and mowing your grass on a regular basis are so important to a good, healthy lawn. In order to decide on the mower that’s right for your yard, ask the following questions:

  • How big is your yard?
  • How many trees or landscape areas do you have to go around?
  • Is your yard flat or sloping?

Consider these guidelines when choosing a lawn mower for your yard:

  • Small Yard: For lawns under half an acre, a walk behind push or self-propelled mower makes a good choice. When selecting a self-propelled mower, look for one with an adjustable drive system, such as the John Deere JS26, so you can vary the speed at which you walk while mowing.
  • Large Yard: For a larger lawn, consider a riding lawn tractor, such as the John Deere X300, which features a 42” wide cutting deck.
  • Yard Layout: If you have a larger lawn with a lot of trees or landscape features to mow around, consider a four-wheel-steer lawn tractor, such as the John Deere X304, which makes tight turns easy.
  • Yard Terrain: For steeply sloping sections of your yard, use a gas powered or electric string trimmer for safety.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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