Well, if you want to watch a video about reel mowers that is slightly different from most of the other how-to-do-it lawn mower videos, then don’t miss The Adventures of Gnome Chompsky and Gnomer Simpson.
Now these two aren’t your regular garden gnomes. Hey man not at all. These little garden gnomes might look like regular garden gnomes, but they are here to teach us all about the environment. Their conversation in this video, made by somebody called C. Scott Shuffitt (if you can believe the credits), revolves around a Scotts Classic mower. Now isn’t that a co-incidence?
What they point out is that if you use a gas-powered mower, you’re going to produce as much smog-forming hydro carbons as you do when you’re driving an average car almost 200 miles in average conditions. That’s a sobering thought, even if it is based on gnome-talk. Their next point is that reel mowers are safer than gas mowers. And “what about all that noise pollution?” they ask. Clearly reel mowers are a whole lot quieter than regular gas mowers.
So, say the gnomes, we can save money because reel mowers are cheaper to buy and they don’t cost as much to maintain. They also cut down on usage of fossil fuels.
As they say so sweetly, it makes a lot of sense. The video is only a minute long, so go for it. It won’t take up much of your time and it might persuade you to help save the earth!