So, my loud, gas-powered lawn mower broke again. (It probably just needs $60 thrown at it for a new carb and a diaphragm, but if I can put that $60 towards something else...)
I was going to get a manual reel mower, but then I realized that with my trees constantly shedding "helicopters" and the abundance of sticks in the grass, I would have to spend hours preparing the lawn for a reel mower, and it would still likely get stuck quite often.
It wouldn't make sense to weed-wack the whole yard, even though I barely have 4000 sq. feet of grass to cut.
I can't own cattle or livestock to eat the grass in the city.
I don't want to pave the whole yard--I just put the grass in, actually, and I want my grass.
But I don't want a loud lawn mower anymore.
Are electric mowers all they are cracked up to be? Do they last? Not sure I want one of those, either.
Any other options?
Maybe I will just throw that $60 at the mower I already have and hope it fixes it.