traditional cylinder mower will give you the finest of finishes on a quality
lawn, these are what are used at Wimbledon, Lords cricket ground and
bowling greens. The height is adjustable (within narrow limits) though it
is not suitable for long, rough or wet grass,
A cylinder mower does the job it is designed
for very well. That job is the neat trimming of a well-maintained lawn at
The reason that the cylinder mower gives
such a good result is of course because of the cutting system. There
is a horizontally mounted blade that skims across the surface of the grass.
As this happens, so the rotary blades move across this fixed blade acting
like a pair of scissors and snipping off any grass that is trapped in-between.
The grass is therefore severed with a clean and neat cut rather than the
somewhat jagged edge that can be left with a rotary mower blade.
The large following roller neatly arranges
the grass blades in the same direction, so giving a velvety smooth finish
with those all important sharply defined striped finish.
Cylinder mowers tend to be large and heavy
due to the large rear metal roller though this need not be a great disadvantage
if thought is put into where the mower will be stored and its transport
around the garden. In fact in some cases, being large and stable can be
an advantage to those who are somewhat unsteady on their feet as the mower
can provide help and support.
On a final note, the is no
lawn mower that is more "lawn mower like" than a petrol powered cylinder
mower, they quietly announce that here is a lawn receiving the very
best attention from someone who quite clearly knows a thing or two about
lawns and lawn mowers.
It should be acknowledged that a high
quality lawn is not simply the result of the correct mower. The highest
quality of finish is the result of thorough soil preparation, levelling
and firming followed by a programme of ongoing seasonal maintenance. The
mower and cutting the grass are simply elements of that ongoing maintenance.
Push Cylinder Mowers
These modern versions are much easier to use than the
heavy old fashioned ones that many people remember. Re-discover your garden
by hearing the birds when you mow the lawn instead of a raucous motor -
good for the environment and your health too.