no, reely!

As proud owners of an almost-lawn, we inevitably had to break down and buy a lawn management tool. Boo. So I ordered the new Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower from last week. Yay. DING DONG! FEDEX IS HERE!

it’s here! it’s here!

So why the Fiskars Momentum, you ask? Well, it’s just a new-fangled reel mower so it’s kind to the environment. No gas. No oil. No spark plugs. No fumes. No noise. Adjustable mowing height. And we have a fairly smallish lawn so we thought it might make sense. We’ll see how it fares on our slope — will let you know. Video of how it works.

Minimal assembly required…

easily flummoxed by instructions

Five minutes and one Bronx cheer later…

bronx cheer

We have a mower! Pretty cute… for a mower.

blade closeup

ooh la la!

Wanted to buy local but just couldn’t find one in stock. Maybe because it’s new? Or because it’s just that time of year? Or because I didn’t do an exhaustive enough search? Bought online but applied carbon offsets to the shipping. I like that.

Excited to give the mower a try — once our lawn is the reel deal. Still in the fledgling stage and still a bit patchy out there after the rain washed an eyebrow-raising amount of our seed down the slope. Good thing more grass seed just arrived on our doorstep today, too!

from my perspective

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6 Responses to “no, reely!”

  1. Jim says:

    It looks like it might double as a snowblower too!

  2. Brook says:

    we’ll have to try that when the season is upon us.

  3. john says:

    We love our Fiskars.

    We have not totally agreed on the healthiest height for the grass, but I figure that if we go too short and buzz the lumpy yard that it will help to level it some!

    4 cuttings so far this season, we are due again. The chipmunks like the grass on the long side

  4. Brook says:

    oh you guys got one too! sweet. will have to trade Fiskars pointers then. our grass is still pretty short and not quite whackworthy. your grass looked really great when we were there last weekend — maybe some will rub off on us.

  5. Anne says:

    We bought a push-mower, too! Ours was from home depot, and is great… but not nearly as fancy looking as yours! :)

  6. Brook says:

    i’m sure they pretty much do the same thing, anne. i’m ready to get out there and push! grass, not so ready yet.