Choosing the right type of lawnmower for your garden can be a difficult decision, but our guide will help you find the right mower to keep your grass looking great.
The key factors you need to consider are the quality of the cut you wish to achieve, your lawn size and accessibility.
Rotary lawnmowers work by spinning a blade to cut the grass. They are generally heavier, but provide more power and are a good choice for larger lawns as well as long and overgrown grass.
If you want to get the job done quickly, with minimal fuss a self propelled 4-wheeled rotary lawn mower will be your best bet. With good manoeuvrability, 4-wheeled mowers produce a neat and tidy finish to your lawn.
They are the most common type of garden mower meaning there is a large variety of models to choose from. Rotary mowers can come with a rear roller, which leaves the stripe effect you may have seen on football pitches.
Electric lawnmowers are lighter than petrol mowers and cheaper to run. They’re not as powerful, making them suitable for small to medium sized lawns.
Most models plug into your mains, so you will need either an extension lead or an outside power source to power the machine. Some have an inbuilt battery, so no need for cables but you will need to ensure they carry enough charge to finish the job.
Petrol lawnmowers provide you with more power and are therefore more suitable for larger gardens or lawns with longer grass. More power is important as it allows for a good cut and general easier grass mowing although it tends to mean petrol mowers are more expensive.