I've been mowing our lawns with the ride-on in a kind of spiral pattern, starting from the edge and working my way inwards.
All well and good at first, but our lawns are some rather oddball shapes, and there are various buildings and trees to navigate around - toward the end it seems like I spend a lot of time mowing narrow strips which get left at various points (which require turning the mower around), or on moving between areas that get 'left behind'.
Just wondered if there are any tricks or tips out there to plan a route better and use less fuel, or even do something other than the spiral thing (back-and-forth seems like it'd be worse though, somehow). Googled, but didn't find anything obvious...
No doubt someone's done a PhD on the subject and written some software somewhere for calculating an optimal route ;)