I’m about to show you something embarrassing…take a look at the photo below.
That’s our lawn mower. Besides the fact that it looks like a dinosaur, what else do you notice?
See that plug just a danglin in the breeze? It’s electric! Have you ever tried mowing while dragging a power cord around the yard with you? Very embarrassing, especially because we are the second house in on a very long street, so everyone on our street drives past our house!
It used to belong to my hubby’s Grandma.
One of the perks of being a blogger is getting to try out products. I don’t do it very often, because I have a hard time talking about something that doesn’t feel authentic, and I always want to be as honest as possible.
The awesome people at Ryobi were gracious enough to send me an amazing battery-powered mower I had seen on my friend Christy’s blog, Our Southern Home. As soon as I saw it in her post, I just knew I had to have one too! (I promise the opinions of this fabulous machine are entirely my own!)
In our defense, we used to only have a small patch of grass in the front yard to cut, because the back yard was covered in rocks.
It looked like this…only covered in rocks:
We remedied that situation and completely overhauled the back yard a couple of years ago. Now it looks like this:
This is an early Summer picture. It actually looks a little more like Fall at the moment, but our grass is still growing at record speed and here it is the middle of November! So, while we should be looking forward to storing our lawn tools for the Winter, we still have maintenance for a little while longer.
Meet the machine that actually made me not mind cutting the grass at all…the Ryobi 40 Volt Brushless Mower:
This machine is so easy to operate. Simply push the start button while holding the blade control levers down. Boom! Running mower!
It is so powerful, yet so quiet and runs on Lithium-ion power. Here is the battery compartment on top:
It has room for the battery and an extra…but we only used one battery to mow the front, and back and it still had life left!
You can mulch or bag the clippings with this mower. We don’t usually use the bag, but when we have a lot of leaves or our grass is pretty tall after several days of rain, we do. The opening on this bag is nice and large. I always had to stick my hand in and pull out the old grass on my old mower. This emptied so easily!
Another great feature of this mower is the handle collapses for better storage. Just open the levers on the sides and at the base, and fold the handle down.
How nice is that?
But the BEST part of all, is I no longer have to drag a huge cord around with me while I mow! Especially around our kids’ playset:
Oh…and it now comes with a FIVE year warranty!
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