This could be a subjective topic, but push mowers are just better and most would agree! Yes, riding mowers are fun and get the job done in half the time, but is it good for your lawn? It’s completely understandable using a riding lawn mower when dealing with a much larger lawn, but when it comes to residential lawns you should be using a push mower. Push mowers offer more control using one blade instead of multiple which result in a better cut, maintenance is easier, and they are lightweight so you are able to mow after it rains.  Lighter mowers help prevent soil compaction and the all around health of the lawn.