I am a first time homeowner, and my property has almost 3 acres of lawn. This is a huge change for me. I grew up in NYC with a postage stamp-sized lawn; my dad’s mower had an electric cord that he plugged into the house, that’s how little he had to mow. Once I left home, I lived either in the dorm or a rental, and never had to deal with a lawn.
Now I’m in a quandary, because my lawn is outta control. I’ve had the front lawn mowed once, but the other lawns are now meadows, I’d say. I need to get a lawnmower to deal with this situation. I cannot afford a riding mower (they apparently cost around $1,000) but could get a self-propelled push mower. I also have an arthritic back, so I can’t use a mower that’s tough to use. I couldn’t mow the whole thing in one shot anyway, so as long as I can do a parcel at a time, I’ll be OK.
Does anyone have a mower they love? Recommendations? Should I just break down and pay someone to do it? Money is quite tight now because I have to buy two new boilers this summer (to the tune of $6,300 ).
Thanks for any advice.