Help me with buying a mower for Bermuda

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mikeb3408, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. mikeb3408

    mikeb3408 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1


    I just moved into a new house in the Raleigh, NC area and the house was sodded with Celebration Bermuda. The lot is relatively small at .28 acres.

    The front yard has a slight slope to it but nothing crazy, the backyard is flat.

    I would like to keep this yard looking great and would like some recommendations on which lawn mower I should purchase.

    Specific brands/ models if possible

    I don't have a specific budget set, but I will pay for something of decent quality that will last

    The grass is still dormant right now but I want to be ready for Spring

  2. Digitaria Sanguinalis

    Digitaria Sanguinalis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    If you truly want an award winning lawn. Get a reel mower. The quality of cut is unmatched compared to a traditional rotary mower that most people use. I'm not sure what your budget is, but you can start searching craigslist for a used Tru-Cut or McLane. The cheapest options $250-$750 ballpark. Or step up to the next level and get a used greens mower $1000-$3000 ballpark.

  3. Smokindog

    Smokindog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Man does that bring back memories. Guy across the street growing up had one for his Bent grass front yard. He mowed 2-3 times per week if not more. All orange mower with big plastic white catcher out front if I recall correctly (1960's).

    We had a rear discharge powered reel mower and a push reel for when it wouldn't start :) All the "cool kids" had what we called the "whirly bird" mowers :)

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