The Evolution of the Lawn Mower
For the past few centuries, lawn mowers have been assisting people with their landscaping tasks. Created in 1830 by England’s Edwin Budding, the lawn mower was first patented in the United States in 1868. After World War II, lawn mowers gained popularity as families moved to the suburbs and found themselves with larger yards to care for. In 1956, Cecil Pond created the first ride-on lawn mower, and today robotic lawn mowers are the current trend. The next time you are cutting your grass, think about the lawn mower’s history and be grateful for how far it has come.