We haven't purchased a lawnmower yet. With the cost of gas prices and the noise of gas mowers, we've been researching, researching, researching alternatives.

Our lawn isn't very large, so we thought a push mower might possibly get the job done with minimal noise and environmental impact.

Luckily, Eco-Wise rents one for $10 a day, so you can try one out before purchasing.


This lawnmower is about as basic as they come, although it does adjust to three different heights. And it's powered by muscles and sweat.

Mowing the shorter grass went pretty well, but the mower had to be pushed repeatedly (and with more effort) over the areas where the grass had had a healthy growth spurt.

After trying out the mower myself, I told Ronak, "Do this a few times a week and you can substitute it for a complete cardio workout."


We still haven't decided if this mower is the right one for us and our yard, but at least our grass has been mowed to a reasonable length, so we have time to think about it.

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In 2007, we moved to Austin, and this blog chronicled our adaptation to Texas life: festivals, wildflowers, and bats - oh my! Then we had a baby, and that changed everything, so now, we blog about where to buy organic food, what parks are fun for babies, which exterminator is taking care of our scorpion problem. (You know, the usual parental concerns.)


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