The Best lawn mower buying guide 2017
The Best lawn mower buying guide 2017

Best lawn mower buying guide 2018

I will try to educate you about lawn mowers and tell everything you should know before buying it, how to use it and what to do after buying anyway, choosing the best lawn mower, that’s not that easy as it sounds. There are a lot of things you should know before the purchasing a lawn mower. Also, for a longer lifespan, you should know how to maintain it. All information is here, so let’s begin.

The first and the biggest advantage of a lawn mower – beautiful and healthy lawn. Today lawn mowers have become a part of every house and not only for the house owners in the countryside but also for people who live in the city and have a very small yard. The fresh and green grass is always pleasing to our eyes, and it raises the beauty of the yard.

Who would know that clean and a well-maintained lawn is not good only for decoration, but also it’s good for your health. Yes, health – the smell of freshly cut grass has beneficial effects on physical health, and the green color is great for the psycho-emotional state of a person.

That’s the reason why people, who live in the city are more stressed and more negative compared to people who live in the countryside. Bright colors for brighter life 🙂 And green color relaxes your nerves and is good for the heart also. So mowing and maintaining your grass is not good only for your eyes, but for a lot of things. Especially it’s great to mow a lawn with quiet lawn mowers. 

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The Best electric lawn mowers

GreenWorks 25112 12 Amp 20-Inch

GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower
GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower
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Great mower for small jobs. Not suitable for hardcore mowing, because the handles will not handle that. Easy to adjust the mowing height. It starts and stops easy, and are quieter than a gas mower. The deck of the mower is metal, not plastic! Very large rear tires, which makes easy to maneuver. You can also use side-discharge so that you can mulch the grass. With this, you will be happy for at least 4 years.

Cutting width 20 inches (48cm)
Cutting height 1 1/2-Inch to 3 3/4
Item Weight 56 pounds ( 25 kg)
Warranty 4 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
Wheel size 10-Inch rear wheels and 7-Inch front wheels
Item Dimensions 18 x 16.13 x 26.88 inches
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EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower

EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower

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One of the best cordless mowers in the market. It’s super compact when folded and very easy to use, just press the button, hold the handle and go. And the headlights of the mower look so good. The battery will be good for 40-45 minutes, which is OK and enough for quite big lawns. You will need to walk faster if you want to mow bigger lawn :). This mower has a 5-year warranty on all parts and 3-year warranty on the battery, which is perfect. This mower mows very easy even it’s not self-propelled. And it’s so silent! Battery charges up in 30 minutes. Impressive.

Cutting width 20 inches (48cm)
Cutting height 1-1/2 inch to 4 Inch high
Item Weight 65.3 pounds ( 29 kg)
Warranty 5-year warranty on all parts and 3-year warranty on the battery
Wheel size 10-Inch rear wheels and 7-Inch front wheels
Item Dimensions 17.4 x 23.1 x 44.7 inches
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BLACK+DECKER CM2040 40V Lithium 3-in-1 Cordless Mower 20 inch

BLACK+DECKER CM2040 40V Lithium 3-in-1 Cordless Mower, 20

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Good quality and good price. But you need to know these two things – the grass is not cutting right on level 7 (highest) so remember to put it lower. And the battery is not that good as EGO power. But otherwise – it starts excellent and easy, and it’s very lightweight. If you have a small lawn and not very easy grass, then this mower is for you!

Cutting width 20 inches (48cm)
Cutting height 1-1/2 inch to 4 Inch high
Item Weight 55 pounds ( 24 kg)
Warranty 2 years limited manufacturer’s warranty
Wheel size 10-Inch rear wheels and 7-Inch front wheels
Item Dimensions 17.4 x 23.1 x 44.7 inches
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Earthwise 20-Inch Corded Electric Lawn Mower

Earthwise 20-Inch Corded Electric Lawn Mower

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From my personal experiences, I have used this one more than the other, and I can say that it’s small, lightweight and full of power. This mower has a mulching function. It also can discharge grass on the side, mulch it or throw it in the rear bag. With a lever, you can adjust height very comfortable. And the deck is of steel, very high quality! My favorite.

Cutting width 20 inches (48cm)
Cutting height 1.5″ to 4″
Item Weight 53 pounds ( 23 kg)
Warranty 2 year limited manufacturer’s warranty
Wheel size 7-Inch rear wheels and 5-Inch front wheels
Item Dimensions 52 x 21 x 42 inches
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Best reel push lawn mowers

Even they are very cheap, there is some competition, and some of them are better than others.

Husqvarna 64 16-Inch Push Reel Lawn Mower 

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Husqvarna 64 16-Inch
Husqvarna 64 16-Inch

This model has 5 cutting blades, and it makes it a lot more expensive, but cutting much better and more even. This reel lawn mower is very simple. It has only 2 bolts! This mower is also good for lawns with some weeds or little bit overgrown grass. Of course, this mower is not for large lawns, but for smaller ones – must have tool! It’s light, durable, easy to maneuver. But there is one con – you need to watch bearings because they get rusty pretty fast. I suggest you lubricate them twice per season.

Cutting width 16 inches (40cm)
Cutting height 0.5 to 2.25 inches (1.2cm to 5.7cm)
Item Weight 20.9 pounds ( 9.6 kg)
Warranty 2 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
Wheel size 8-inch
Item Dimensions 23.6 x 13.9 x 9.4 inches
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GreenWorks 25052 16-Inch Reel Lawn Mower

GreenWorks 25052 16-Inch Reel Lawn Mower

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GreenWorks 25052 is superb reel lawn mower with five blades and a four-year warranty. All that you need. Compared to Husqvarna, this one is more complicated – it requires eight bolts. This mower also has a grass catcher included, but it’s useless, don’t even bother putting it on. And it’s better to leave grass on the ground because it works as a fertilizer. This mower is not for tall grass, so you will need to cut regularly.  For this price, it’s pretty good. It’s not the best, but it does its job, and for this price quality is excellent.

Cutting width 10 inches (34cm)
Cutting height from 1 1/8″ to 2 1/4″
Item Weight 26 pounds ( 13 kg)
Warranty 4 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
Wheel size 10 inch
Item Dimensions 22 x 47 x 29.8 inches
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Great States 415-16 16-Inch

Great States 415-16 16-Inch

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My favorite reel lawn mower. It’s made from metal, not from aluminum or plastic, so it’s super durable. If you buy this, you can forget about blade sharpening or bent holders. Of course, it’s not meant for long grass, but that’s good, you will need to take care of lawn more often. Some people have this mower for 4-5 years, and they did not sharpen a knife even once! Good quality plus good maintenance = long living mower. Just remember, after each use put WD40 on blades.

Cutting width 16 inches (41cm)
Cutting height from 1/2-inch to 2-3/4-inch
Item Weight 26 pounds ( 13 kg)
Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
Wheel size 10-inch ball bearing wheels
Item Dimensions 23.1 x 10.6 x 13.8 inches
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Top Rated Lawn Mowers reviews: Lawn Care – Best Self Propelled, Electric, & Zero Turn Mowers

The “Best” gas push mower is the Craftsman 38905 according to a ConsumerSearch (CS) website (author unknown) article titled, “Lawn Mowers: Reviews.” The article, states that this model “is a good blend of performance and value.”

The Craftsman 38905 mower has mulch, side discharge or bag (included) capabilities. Owners state that the mower’s recoil start usually requires only one pull. The model has a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine “more powerful than cheaper Craftsman models.” The estimated price is $225. The only drawback mentioned is when adjusting the cutting height all four wheels must be adjusted.

Consumer Search claims to be the U.K. equivalent of Consumer Reports. The organization investigates a variety of popular products. The company provides on-line product ratings and reviews, from owners and experts, such as “Best” TVs, “Best” mattresses, and “Best” running shoes. CS is a service of About dot com, a division of The New York Times Company.


Best Toro Lawn Mowers

The “Best” self propelled Toro gas lawn mower for the price (estimated $400) is the Toro Recycler 20333, according to CS. The model features are mulching, bagging, side-discharging, or combination of features by flipping a switch. The self propelled “Personal Pace” drive system adjusts the back wheels to any walking pace. The 20333 has a “blade brake” feature which allows brief pausing while the engine is still running. The 190cc engine is the same engine as in the Craftsman 38905 model.


Best Honda Lawn Mowers

The “Best” self propelled electric start gas mower for mulching and bagging is the Honda HRX217K2HMA. Bagging and mulching can be combined by setting the mower to “bag a certain percentage of clippings.” The mower meets strict California emission standards, and has a rustproof deck. The model has a 3 year warranty (estimated price $900). The Honda HRX2172HXA is the same model without the electric start feature (estimated price $800).


Best Black & Decker Electric Lawn Mowers

Two Black & Decker electric lawn mowers are recommended by CS. The Black & Decker MM875 has a power cord, and the mower is recommended for small, flat lawns. Reviews give the rotary blades high marks. The model comes with a lever height adjustment. The length of the cord is 100 feet. Some owners report “durability issues.” The MM875 can mulch, side discharge, or bag. The estimated price is $250.

The Black & Decker CMM1200 “does a better job than most corded electric mowers…” states CS. The model is cordless and can cover a quarter acre area per battery charge. The model has a lever height adjustment, and comes with a bag. The reported downside is owners will “need to buy a new battery in a couple of years.” The estimated price is $400.

The Scotts Green Classic 2000-20 is a human power push mower (manual reel mower). The CS recommended mower is for small, flat, and weedless lawns. The model has five blades and a 20 inch cutting width. Experts warn, for cutting “Bermuda, zoysia or St. Augustine grass,” a seven blade reel mower is best.


The quick basics of a lawn mower

The quick basics of a lawn mower

Lawn mower housing

Lawn mower housing

A central element of the lawn mower. Mostly it’s made of plastic, steel or aluminum. Housing material is one of the things that affect the price of the product. That’s why cheapest lawn mowers have a plastic housing. They are not bad, not at all, because:

Plastic housing weight almost nothing They resistant to corrosion (which is unavoidable because of chemical activity of the grass). Perfect for electric lawn mowers because they don’t conduct electricity if there is a short circuit.

Steel housings are very durable and good for rough mowing but they are heavy, and corrosion loves steel housing. The typical lifetime of steel housings are for 4-5 seasons but depends on how you treat it. If you clean it after every mowing and repaint it time by time, then lifetime depends on the engine. Remember – wash your lawn mower after mowing!

Aluminum housing is the best, but they are expensive. Mostly aluminum housing manufacturer gives a 10-year guarantee. Aluminum housings are durable, resistant to corrosion and they weigh less than steel housings. But yes, they are expensive.


Lawn mower engine

Lawn mower engine

There are two types of engines – gas (petrol) and electric. Manual lawn mowers don’t have engines at all, so we will talk about them later.

Electric engine

They are environment-friendly, but cable length limits your mowing area. There are some lawn mowers with a battery inside, but they are few and expensive and I do not suggest buying them unless you need to mow where there is no electricity. If you decide to buy an electric lawn mower, then you should pay attention to the following factors:

  • You can only work in dry weather and dry grass
  • It’s recommended to wear rubber boots or shoes.
  • Remember that if you want to increase cable length, it will also increase the loss of resistance of the cable. As a result, the output electric power may be insufficient for the engine. And in the case, you can damage the engine and warranty will not cover that. So, before extending the cable, check the maximum length of it.

Always roll cable from extension reel straight and do not leave rolled in. Always straighten it out. Otherwise, you will burn your extension cord.

The best thing about electric engines is that you can work with them at any angle. It means that you can even mow vertically but can’t do that with gas lawn mowers.

Gas(petrol) engine

Best choice for medium to large lawns. To mow 2.5 acres of grass you will need only 5 quarts of petrol. The angle limit for regular mowing must not exceed 30 degrees otherwise you will damage your engine. Gas engines when getting older and if it’s not maintained right, start to leak oil so they are not really environmental friendly. Also if you live close to others houses, you can forget about mowing grass at 5 a.m. Gas engines are loud.


Lawn mower blades

Lawn mower blades

One of the most important details. Cheap lawn mowers sometimes don’t have well-balanced blades which lead to engine damage and more noise. Also, if you hit a blade on a stone or somewhere else and see a blunt then visit a service and fix it, it’s better to pay extra bucks for blade fixing than later changing the whole engine. Some people are trying to sharpen blades in a garage, but I suggest you bring it to trusted service because after sharpening it needs to be balanced. And if it’s not balanced there will be an extra vibration in motor shaft and can lead to shaft damage. Repairing or replacing is more expensive than buying a new lawn mower. For best experience after buying a lawn mower, bring it to service and ask to check the balance of the blades.


Grass collector

Lawn mower Grass collector

Grass collector is a special container, mounted on the back or the side of the lawn mower. Mostly they are made of synthetic fabric, and they are fabric foldable or plastic non-foldable. Each type has advantages and disadvantages.

Plastic grass collector:

In the plastic grass collector, grass is compacted more densely, and it’s easier to clean, but they are heavy, and you need to check time by time if it’s full or not. Some collectors have a “window” where you can see if it’s full or not.

Fabric grass collector:

Fabric collector is very light, but grass is not compressed there, so you will need to clean it more times than plastic container. There are also fabric collector with a plastic top and can be up to 90 liters. It means that you can mow grass for a longer time without cleaning it. Fabric container is easier to store because they are foldable.


Lawn mower wheels

Lawn mower wheelsCheaper mowers have plastic wheels which are easy to break and the bearings are worn out after 2 seasons. I suggest you choose rubber wheels and the bigger radius of the wheels, the better. Also you can check if the wheels have closed type bearings. But wheels are not the main buying choice because they are cheap and easy to repair.


Lawn mower types

Reel push lawn mower

Reel push lawn mower

Reel mower history goes back in 1830 when Edwin Budding invented a lawn mower so they can cut grass on sports grounds. That’s why if you look at old photos or in your grandmother’s stories you can hear about reel mowers. It took “only” 63 years to invent a new type of lawn mower. So reel mower is a father of all lawn mowers. After James Sumner invented steam lawn mower in 1893 reel mowers did not lose their popularity because that’s what small lawn owner needed. A small, cheap and easy to mow lawn mower.

Reel push lawn mowers are divided into two big groups

For small lawns – average blade width 13.3inch (34cm). They are perfect for grass not longer than 1.7inch (4.5cm)

Professional – for larger areas. Average blade width – 15inch (40cm). Perfect for grass not longer than 1.9inch (5 cm).


Pros and cons of reel push lawn mowers

Pros:

  • The quality of mowing depends on user – the experienced gardener can mow lawn very smoothly, leaving a beautiful looking grass but if you are a beginner, you will need to learn but after you learn, nothing can beat reel mower mowed grass quality.
  • Reel mowers can cut grass shorter than rotary mowers, and the shearing action makes a cleaner cut and leaves finer clippings.
  • They don’t need fuel or electricity, so they are cheap to use.
  • Environmentally friendly – because they don’t need fuel.
  • Mowing with reel lawn mower is good for grass – it grows thicker.
  • Mulching – cut sprouts remains on the ground and works as a fertilizer
  • They are quiet!
  • They are good for your health – you will need to move a lot.
  • No oil burnt
  • No smoke
  • No need for a power cord
  • No carbon monoxide
  • No shredded wood/plastic/metal
  • Stop & it stops
  • Light to carry
  • Easy to push and maneuver
  • Cheap ones are under $80

Cons:

  • You need to cut grass more often because reel lawn mowers can’t cut long grass
  • You need to get used to it – because if you go too slowly, it will not cut right and if you go too fast, it will also cut bad.
  • Not suitable for old, overgrown grass and grass full of weeds.

Getting a Good Cut with a Reel Mower

Getting a Good Cut with a Reel Mower

To get a proper cut, it is crucial to adjust the blade properly. If the blade knife is too close to the blades, it will cause the reel to hang up. If it is too far away from the blade, it will make a ragged cut. Adjustments are made by turning the adjustment bolt or screw, and they are fairly easy to keep adjusted properly.

Different grasses grow differently, so you should experiment to find the best mowing direction and cutting height for your yard. Mowing your grass as early as possible will give you a better cut, and since the mowers are so quiet, you won’t disturb the neighbors.

The Downside of Reel Mowers

If your lawn has grass or weeds over 6 inches tall, the mower will not cut but roll over them. For weedy or overgrown lawns, it’s best to use a rotary mower, then finish up with the reel mower for a cleaner cut. Since they don’t mow tall grass well, you should mow at least once a week.

Mowing with a reel mower takes you longer than a rotary mower. If you have a normal city lot, this shouldn’t be a problem, but if you have a lawn over a half acre, a rotary mower would be better for you. Cordless electric reel lawn mowers are also good choice but can be expensive to buy and maintain.
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How does it work?

You choose an even area with grass (how obvious) and push it. When you are pushing, the wheels are rotating, and wheel movement is transmitted to the shaft and a horizontal blade which is mounted in front of that. It means – when the wheels are moving, the blade also moves. When the blade moves, it’s cutting the grass. These lawn mowers are cutting excellent, even grass and lawn looks beautiful after mowing!

Using a Reel Lawnmower

Using a reel mower is easy. It does require energy to push, but not much more than a regular gas mower. Push models are about one-quarter to one-third the weight of gas lawnmowers. Although much lighter, they require more physical effort, especially at the beginning. Push reel lawnmowers are ideal for small lawns. Do not try to mow over wet grass, and do not let the grass grow too high, or mowing will be extremely difficult.

How is the yard affected by the use of an eco-friendly mower? With scissor-like blades, push mowers are gentle on the blades, creating clean cuts. As they do not harm a lawn in any way, grass becomes a rich texture and healthy green color. Also, clippings are recycled back into the lawn, providing valuable nutrients, such as nitrogen.

Although a push lawnmower will require more physical work, the environmental and health benefits are well worth the labor. Cutting grass becomes a form of exercise; strengthen muscles, burn calories, and enjoy the clean, fresh air.

How to choose a reel push lawn mower

For a proper mowing you will need to know these parameters:

  • The width and height of mowing. The wider the blade, the more grass you can cut. If you are lawn lover and you can mow often, then you don’t need to choose the height of mowing very high. Some people, who love reel lawn mowers but they are not able to mow too often they have two of them – one for longer grass and second for shorter grass.
  • Choose the right mower for your grass- there are different blades for different roughness.
  • Check the wheel – higher wheels are suitable for a difficult lawn with bumps and rough places. Also, check how they are made, preferably choose wheels with bearings, they will be more expensive, but more durable. If you choose wheels with bearings, remember to lubricate them time by time. Otherwise, they will jam.
  • Attachments (can live without them) – for example – is it possible to install grass collector.

Electric lawn mowers

Electric lawn mowers

When the need to replace an old mower becomes unavoidable, there are many options to consider. There are new gas models, of course. Even old-style manual push mowers are purchased and used my some, especially those with smaller yards.

Electric lawn mowers, however, have become an increasingly popular alternative for people concerned about the environment. With zero emissions and no need to make a trip to the local service station for a gallon of gas on a Saturday morning, these machines also offer convenience and more power than they have in the past.

Electric lawn mowers come in different shapes and sizes. Another thing to consider when looking at these is the issue of power cords. In the past, all of these machines required them, but now some of the best cordless electric lawn mowers use batteries.

Those who may be considering a new lawnmower because of problems with their old one, there are several things to consider that could save them hundreds of dollars. Simple maintenance and repair in the form of oil changes, new spark plugs, and air filters may be all that is required to keep an old lawnmower running another year.

The electric lawn mower is powered by electricity, as the title says. Electric lawn mowers are perfect for flat and clean areas and no more than 10 acres.

There are few types of electric lawn mowers

  • Engine power from 300 to 600w and engine is located at the bottom
  • Engine power from 400 to 1500 watts – and the engine is located at the top.
  • Self-Propelled Electric lawn mower
  • Rotary – powerful 4wheel mower. These kind of mowers are massive, sometimes even up to 40KG. Rotary lawn mowers mostly are equipped with and additional options – mulching, trimmer and so on. They have large engines, more than 1600w. It means it will use more electricity, but it can do so much, that it’s worth it.
  • Cylinder – Unlike a rotary, this does not use spinning propeller blade. Cylinder lawn mower uses blades, as same as a manual lawn mower, but electricity powers it. Properly maintained and properly sharpened blades plus cylinder lawn mower and the key to a perfect lawn. Even more perfect than mowing with a gas lawn mower.
  • Self-Propelled Electric lawn mower- This mowers, as the title says, is moving without pushing it. They are very easy to control, but mostly they are heavy. Great for larger lawns.
  • Not self-propelled – This mower you will need to push. They weigh less than self-propelled. You will need an even lawn, if it’s uneven, mower wheels will get stuck in bumps, so you will need to work hard with it. Otherwise, they are easy to carry, store and maintain.

Electric lawn mowers 2

What I like the most about electric mowers is that they are silent (not as quiet as push lawn mowers), and they don’t produce co2, so it means that they are nature-friendly. Also they are lightweight, so you don’t get tired too soon. Most of the times they are very compact, so they are easy to store and transport. The only drawback of electricity is that you need a power cord. It means that it limits your mowing area. You need all the time to be careful about the cable, so you don’t roll over it. But if your garden is 65 and smaller, then it’s perfect for you! Remember – as I said at the beginning – don’t try to make cable longer, because you can kill the engine!

Some lawn mowers work on battery, but they can run only 30-40 minutes. So it’s almost impossible to mow all your lawn at one time

There are two cutting blade types

Rotary – powerful 4wheel mower. These kind of mowers are massive, sometimes even up to 40KG. Rotary lawn mowers mostly are equipped with and additional options – mulching, trimmer and so on. They have large engines, more than 1600w. It means it will use more electricity, but it can do so much, that it’s worth it.

Cylinder – Unlike a rotary, this does not use spinning propeller blade. Cylinder lawn mower uses blades, as same as a manual lawn mower, but electricity powers it. Properly maintained and properly sharpened blades plus cylinder lawn mower and the key to a perfect lawn. Even more perfect than mowing with a gas lawn mower.

Pros of electric lawn mower

  • Environment-friendly
  • Low noise
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Ability to get perfectly flat lawn
  • Easy to store and transport
  • Can work in all levels and angles

Cons of Electric lawn mower

  • Mowing area depends on electricity cable and access.
  • Overheating engines (need more breaks)
  • Not recommended to work in high humidity
  • Can’t mow wet grass
  • Cheaper mowers have very low-quality blades
  • The lawn needs to be clean to prevent blade deforming
  • You need to watch cable all the time

How to choose an electric lawn mower

How to choose an electric lawn mower

Electric lawn mowers are quite complicated, but in my opinion, they are better for the average user than gas lawn mowers. So if you want to buy a good lawn mower, you will need to know these things.

Electric lawn mowers are quite complicated, but in my opinion, they are better for the average user than gas lawn mowers. So if you want to buy a good lawn mower, you will need to know these things.

To make this process much easier for you, I have prepared this article, and right now I will talk about electric lawnmowers – how to choose, which are the best and on what you should pay attention before buying.

In the market you can find all kinds of electric lawn mowers, there are even with a battery. And even more, there are some models with a battery who can mow area for 1 hour! I think that’s awesome. And no need to worry about the wires, because you don’t need them. Of course, they are perfect only for areas below 20 acres.

Things you need to know before choosing an electric lawn mower

  • The ability to adjust the height of the blades – this feature allows you to control the height of the grass, which is perfect in areas of various relief – this function will make your lawn look better.
  • The built quality and material and the quality of blades. Blade definitely should be of high-quality metal and meant to cut a wide variety of plants.
  • Is service for this brand available – can the services in your area sharpen your mower blades or fix other problems? This is very important because you don’t want to spend money and time to send mower to a different country or the other side of the state. Time is money, and long grass is ugly.
  • Cutting width – I prefer medium size ~14inch because too big is bad for small places and too small width will take more time to mow. If you have small walking tracks or other small places, then buy small width mower, but if you have big, clean lawn, then the bigger, the better.
  • Grass collector – plastic one is good for faster cleaning and mowing, but if you want more capacity, then reconsider fabric grass collector. But remember, sometimes you will need to clean it with a vacuum cleaner.
  • Wheels – choosing the wheels are the same as I mentioned above – the wider and bigger – the easier to mow. And don’t go for plastic ones. They will break fast.
  • Also, check the presence and type of wheel bearings – don’t even think about buying a lawn mower which has wheels without bearings. 3 months and they will break.

Things you need to know before choosing an electric lawn mower

  • The ability to adjust the height of the blades – this feature allows you to control the height of the grass, which is perfect in areas of various relief – this function will make your lawn look better.
  • The built quality and material and the quality of blades. Blade definitely should be of high-quality metal and meant to cut a wide variety of plants.
  • Is service for this brand available – can the services in your area sharpen your mower blades or fix other problems? This is very important because you don’t want to spend money and time to send mower to a different country or the other side of the state. Time is money, and long grass is ugly.
  • Cutting width – I prefer medium size ~14inch because too big is bad for small places and too small width will take more time to mow. If you have small walking tracks or other small places, then buy small width mower, but if you have big, clean lawn, then the bigger, the better.
  • Grass collector – plastic one is good for faster cleaning and mowing, but if you want more capacity, then reconsider fabric grass collector. But remember, sometimes you will need to clean it with a vacuum cleaner.
  • Wheels – choosing the wheels are the same as I mentioned above – the wider and bigger – the easier to mow. And don’t go for plastic ones. They will broke fast.
  • Also, check the presence and type of wheel bearings – don’t even think about buying a lawn mower which has wheels without bearings. 3 months and they will break.

Lawn mower or a trimmer?

How to choose an gas lawn mower

This question has asked many people. I have a place for a house, and it’s located in a countryside. It means, a lot of trees, uneven areas, a pile of sand there, a stack of bricks there, stones in one corner, wood in another. These are the reason why I have difficulties with a lawn mower. So for me the best case is trimmer. It’s also much cheaper than a lawn mower, but the problem of it is that it’s impossible to cut grass even. But as I said above I have this countryside place, and the trimmer is perfect for that because you can get into any place, uneven areas are not a problem, and I can even cut small bushes with it. Of course, it takes more time to cut grass with it, but going around the piles, stones, and woods are much better than with a lawn mower. Also, if you have a small yard with many smaller gardens and lawn mover are too big for walkways, then consider buying a trimmer.


Conclusion

This question has asked many people. I have a place for a house, and it’s located in a countryside. It means, a lot of trees, uneven areas, a pile of sand there, a stack of bricks there, stones in one corner, wood in another. These are the reason why I have difficulties with a lawn mower. So for me the best, case is trimmer. It’s also much cheaper than a lawn mower, but the problem of it is that it’s impossible to cut grass even. But as I said above I have this countryside place, and the trimmer is perfect for that because you can get into any place, uneven areas are not a problem, and I can even cut small bushes with it. Of course, it takes more time to cut grass with it, but going around the piles, stones and woods are much better than with a lawn mower. Also, if you have a small yard with many smaller gardens and lawn mover are too big for walkways, then consider buying a trimmer.

1 COMMENT

  1. All that you need about lawn mower in one place. Thanks for the detailed post and it covered all the aspects of the lawn mowers from its parts to different lawn mowers types. The guide will really help others to buy a specific lawn mower. Great comparison and list of lawn mowers.

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