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June 10, 2011

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Pat Carstensen

I'm disappointed you let the writer exclude the push-blade mowers, which are no longer so "old-fashioned" -- my newest one is 1/2 the weight of my old one. I love its little scissory song as it snicks across my yard.

Joy Fatooh

Ooo, Mr. Green is dead wrong this time! The correct answer to the question "What's the greenest practical lawnmower available, excluding the old-fashioned push-blade type?" is, "The modern push-blade type." Modern push-blade mowers are lightweight, sharp-bladed, quiet, smooth-moving beauties. It's easier to mow an average-sized lawn with one than with anything that requires you lug around cords, batteries or gas... and so much more enjoyable. I only wish all my neighbors would figure that out.

Curt Johson

Dear Mr. G,
RE: practical mowers. I don't understand how adding adding gas (and oil) to a mower is easier or more practical than putting a battery into a mower, which takes about ten seconds. And with my first mower, all I had to do was use turn on the switch on my cordless mower. Both are easier than getting gas from a gas station and pouring it in each time.

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