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A reel mower is everything.

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A couple weeks ago I scalped my backyard with my rotary, then cut it at .300" with my new greens mower. The weather has not been kind ( so I have had to wait for it to grow a bit.

Today I cut it at .500"

It looks amaze balls. No matter how hard I tried with my rotary the past 3 years, it never even got close to this and I put a ton of effort into it with the rotary.

Still thin in some spots, I have a ways to go and its thinner up twords the house where it gets less sun, but still accomplished more in 3 weeks with a reel than I accomplished in 3 years with my rotary.

Crazy what a difference a reel makes. I'm almost tempted to do the front yard now to dominate the neighbors.

April 2nd with a reel strip down the middle to the dirt, and rotary scalp. I had not yet scalped it at .300" yet.

Today (month later)

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@Movingshrub you were asking if a reel really does make a big difference. It does! You have to see it to believe it.
I like the Swardmans. It would be at the top of my list if I were buying new. Haven't looked into all the other options out there much but it looks like they have a good product.
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