My dog rarely leaves me presents on the reel cut grass but if he does I will remove it prior to mowing. He normally leaves them in the rotary territory.
I'm really trying to evaluate whether a reel mower is a viable option for me.
Back yard - 7000 sqft - This area is used by the dog. Mostly level. All Tiftuf hybrid bermuda. Two mature pecan trees and one oak tree.
Side yard - 1500 sqft - This is mostly level/smooth. It's all Tiftuf. This area is impacted by the oak tree and whatever junk trees my neighbor has hanging over our property line.
Front yard - 5000 sqft - This area has not been renovated. It involves two large patched areas with tiftuf, some kind of zoysia cultivar, and what looks like some other unknown bermuda cultivar. This area currently has a maple and oak tree. The long term plan is to remove the maple (which is dying) and the oak tree (which just looks really busted), glyphosate everything, smooth out the undulations, and then sprig with Tiftuf (potentially harvested from the back and side).
I am using a Honda HRX 217 for now.