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Saturday Visits Only Available During System Activation & Winterization Seasons

Nothing says springtime like the sounds of lawn mowing and the sweet smell of freshly cut grass. For some, mowing the lawn is a chore. Others enjoy the sense of accomplishment and pride in a great looking lawn. Regardless of where you fall, you’ll likely find yourself mowing about 30-40 times a year, so finding the right lawn mower is important. You’ll want to make sure your lawn mower combines strength to handle different terrain and the comfort in using it often – even for jobs that don’t involve cutting the grass.

If you are in the market for a new lawn mower, keep these guidelines in mind to help you find your perfect lawn mower:

* Evaluate your needs. Consider the size of your lawn, the type of grass, landscaping features and obstacles to mowing. For small lawns, a walk-behind mower will probably be sufficient. If your property is larger, a riding lawn mower like Cub Cadet XT Enduro Series can help make the job easier. The terrain you’ll need to cover should also be a key consideration in the type of mower you choose. Zero-turn mowers – riding mowers that have a zero-degree turning radius – are becoming more popular options for homeowners with many obstacles like hills or trees in their lawn or for those who have more ground to cover and want to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Responsive handling and good cornering can be helpful when you’re mowing around flowerbeds, trees and other features in the yard and can give you stability on the slopes.

* Consider how you will use the lawn mower. Will you use it for other purposes besides mowing in different seasons? For example, will your lawn mower need to mulch in the fall, aid in snow removal during the winter and tow away debris in the spring? You’ll want a lawn mower that offers different attachments for uses throughout the year and, if you are financing your purchase, look for models which allow you to bundle attachments into your purchase for a better deal.

* Test drive your lawn mower, especially if it’s a riding mower. It’s important for your lawn mower to offer comfort and responsive handling. Remember, you’ll likely use it at least once a week during warm weather months, so a comfortable ride is key. Cub Cadet is currently holding special test drive events, offering consumers the opportunity to experience their line of lawn tractors, zero turns and even walk-behind mowers before they buy. Also, stop by a local dealer in your area to test drive any time.

* Pay attention to the extras. High-tech features and options inspired by the automotive world are becoming more and more common in riding mowers. Which will maximize your mowing power and enjoyment? Is protecting your investment paramount? Educate yourself on which features and options have the most long-term value. For example, extra  protection against rust and corrosion and a smartphone app that allows you to stay on top of your mower’s maintenance needs can lead to longer life and better performance in the long-term.

* Finally, look for the best warranty you can buy. A lawn mower is not a minor investment, so knowing what’s protected under the manufacturer’s warranty is essential. For example, the XT Enduro Series warranty covers unlimited hours on the powertrain for up to three years, up to five years on the chassis and front axle, and offers limited lifetime coverage on the fabricated deck shell.

Your lawn mower will work hard this year. By choosing the right mower for your needs, you can ensure that your investment will offer the comfort and features to deliver an enjoyable mowing experience and will have the strength and durability to keep it doing its job for many seasons to come.

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The Lawn & Sprinkler Guys
4.8
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Andy Schuttler
Andy Schuttler
00:15 14 Jun 20
Polite and professional administrative staff. Quality of work is very dependent on the tech working with you. We’ve... had great experiences, with we’ve also had techs come on the wrong day, there have been times techs weren’t able to fix and issue without help from someone else, and we’ve had late arrivals/last minute cancellations.read more
Robert and Tamara Edmondson
Robert and Tamara Edmondson
22:43 04 Jun 20
The Lawn and Sprinkler Guys of Kansas City are no joke. They came out and did my sprinkler system and downspouts in 3... days with great gusto! They wore masked for my little one and we really approached that!read more
Cheri Mattina
Cheri Mattina
21:39 02 Jan 20
I called and made an appointment to get my sprinklers winterized. He came out in less than a week. Very nice and... didn’t take him long to do it. I will for sure do business with them again.read more
Thomas Mathews
Thomas Mathews
21:57 02 Dec 19
A great family and professional service company. They service my lawn sprinklers and now all my lawn fertilizer issues.... It will be hard to find a better and more professional company. T. Mathewsread more
Gene Schreiner
Gene Schreiner
22:30 11 Nov 19
I'm concerned that I will have problems with my sprinklers next spring since two of the 7 zones would not open. So if... there was water in those zones it did not get blown out. Also, for the 5 zones that we did get some air to come out very little water came out. Only a small mist on 3 of the zones and 2 no water mist or water came out. There was just the sound of air on those 2 zones. So in summary - two zones did not open to be blown out. Two zones only air came out. 3 zones water mist and air came out. I hope there is not water still in there that was frozen or that will freeze?read more
Matthew Thompson
Matthew Thompson
15:53 20 Sep 19
Fast and professional service for a reasonable price. We had a pipe burst in our yard's sprinkler system and they were... able to come out and fix it in no time. We will definitely be using them for our yard services again.read more
Curt Cole
Curt Cole
18:18 09 Aug 19
These guys are the best. They were really busy this summer (a good thing!) so we had to wait a bit to get the... sprinkler installation done, but their crew just finished yesterday and they were superb. It's all about experience, and these guys knew what they were doing. Scott, the owner, and Brian in the office are great too. Thanks!read more
A McReynolds
A McReynolds
22:10 31 Aug 17
All these years, working with many companies, going to many places, and I have never once filled out a negative review... online. Usually, I just take it for what it is, and make a personal choice to not use the company again. I am not a fan of giving negative reviews when it isn't necessary. However, this company has been nothing but trouble working with. I had them open my sprinkler system/check the back flow and they did not properly let the city of Olathe know, so my sprinkler was tagged and shut down by the city of Olathe. When I contacted L&S to let them know, the lady (I will not name drop on anyone personally, due to personal privacy) that answers their phone ARGUED with me and blamed the city of olathe saying it was their system. THE CITY OF OLATHE HAD TO CALL THEM to get the information and basically forced them to take care of the issue. Since I was going along thinking everything was fine before the city shut down my sprinkler, I wanted to do some of their lawn packages. Whatever they put on for their "weed killer" doesn't actually work. Keep in mind THEY STOPPED COMMUNICATING WITH ME and NEVER GOT BACK WITH ME after the city contacted them, they later had a lawyer send me a letter forcing payment of they would take me to court. When I attempted to contact the law office, I never got them to answer my call or call me back. I just paid the bill of about $150 to them personally, but completely did it against my will and to just be done. Personally, I don't feel like I owed this company anything at all. The one thing they will get from me is anytime anyone asks, whether on a public forum or personally, regardless if they even ask about Lawn & Sprinkler Guys specifically, I will inform them to RUN...RUN AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN. They will screw you over and then threaten legal action. If you screw up, and a customer suffers the consequences, you should at least call and apologize, but oh, no. All I got was, "well, the city said they would call you, I didn't feel it was necessary". IF A CUSTOMERS SERVICE IS SHUT OFF AND ITS NOT THEIR FAULT, YEA, ITS NECESSARY THAT YOU CALL. After all, who even knows if I actually needed a new black flow or not anyway at this point anyway, which mind you, was paid on the spot after job completion!!!!!!!!UPDATE: was offered to speak to the owner by the secretary (I never asked to), of course he wasn't available & was on the other line "giving a quote". Was told he would call an after his phone call. Never received that call, either. They got what they wanted after a threatening letter...my money. I could care less if I hear from them at this point. Just thought i would let everyone know that the terrible service continues. DON'T OFFER SOMETHING YOU CAN'T DELIVER.read more
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