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Lawn Care: Then And Now

See The Evolution Of Lawn Care Equipment

By Jose Castellanos  |  Lawn Mower Expert
As long as there have been lawns, there have been lawn care tools.

We've come a long way since the days of manual scythes and animal grazing.

Heck, modern mowers look like they came straight out of the Jetsons compared to the smoke-spewing mowers of decades ago.

So let's take a quick look at the progress our machines have made, making our lawn chores so much easier.


Lawns, as we know them, originated as areas for communal grazing. It wasn't until the 19th century that a manicured swath of grass became seen as a status symbol among land-owning nobility.

Even in America, lawns started out as small grazing areas or vegetable gardens. It wasn't until the Post-World War II middle-class boom that grassy yards became a fixture of suburban living.

Push Mowers

Riding Mowers

Lawn Tractors

Walk-Behind String Trimmers


Lawn-care has sure come a long way. The machines are smaller, more efficient and higher-performing. The end result is a more enjoyable experience for folks mowing their lawn and maintaining their turf paradise.

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