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Lawn Mower Buyers Guide

If you are unsure about what type of lawn mower you need that a good place to start is to ask yourself some questions:

  • How large is your lawn? The size of your lawn can determine what type of model you will need need and power is measured in cc’s. If you have a small lawn, with fine grass, you won't need much power, but if you have a large lawn with thick, untamed grass, then you'll need to consider a more powerful model.
  • Are you looking for a mower that will quickly cut and tidy a small relatively flat area? Or do you want a more powerful lawn mower that can tackle long grass in a large area?
  • Do you need a model that can work easily on a slope or can manoeuvre around trees and obstacles?
  • What kind of finish do you want on your lawn? Are you looking for a precise and fine cut or Wimbledon style stripes or are you happy as long as it's short?
  • How much space do you have to store your mower? Models with foldable handles can squeeze into tight spots.

What size of lawnmower do I need ?

Very Small Garden

1 to 2 Tennis Court (100m2 to 500m2)
Size of lawnmower 40cm (16") to 44cm (17")

Small Garden

1 to 2 Tennis Court (100m2 to 500m2)
Size of lawnmower 40cm (16") to 44cm (17")

Medium Garden

½ Football pitch (750 m2 to 2000 m2)
Size of lawnmower 50cm (20”) to 54cm (21”)

Large Garden

House on acre of lawn (1,000 m2 to 3,000 m2)
Size of lawnmower 55cm (22”) to 59cm (23”)

Large Garden

Football pitch (up to 6,000 m2)
Size of lawnmower 76cm (30”) to 101cm (39”)

Estate

2 or more football pitch lawn (6,000 m2 to 12,000 m2)
Size of lawnmower 101cm (40”) to 122cm (47”)

 

Product Descriptions

To help you pick the ideal lawn mower for your needs check out the short descriptions of the type of models we stock below:

Push Lawn mowers

Push Lawnmowers are ideal for smaller lawns with flat ground or confined spaces. The rotary blade is powered by petrol and the user has to push the mower around the garden. Push mowers are lighter in weight and less expensive than self-propelled models while still providing an excellent cut for your lawn. Check out our range of push lawn mowers here

Self-propelled Lawn mowers

A self-propelled lawnmower travels under its own power meaning there is no great effort from the user apart from guiding the lawnmower, changing direction and avoiding obstacles. Ideal for larger lawns, these models have either variable or single speed drive. Check out our range of self propelled lawn mowers here

Cylinder mowers

Give a very fine cut and beautiful finish. They have a rear roller creates beautiful lawn stripes. See our range of cylinder mowers

Robotic mowers

If the thought of mowing your lawn is starting to feel like a lot of effort, let a robot do it. Robotic lawn mowers use sensors to move instinctively across your lawn, so you don't have to lift a finger. See our range of robotic mowers

 

Features

Lawn mowers have lots of features and this can be confusing, so here is a quick explanation of some of the main features you may see when researching which lawn mower you want to buy:

  • Blades blades cut cleanly through grass. The wider the blades, the more grass it cuts.
  • Collectors - a fabric bag or plastic box that holds the grass clippings created by your mower. A big grass collector saves trips to the compost heap.
  • Rollers - give a traditional striped finish to your lawn.
  • Cutting height - This is simply the height above the ground that the lawn mower will cut the grass. A lawn mower with a wide cutting range (eg from inch to inch) is useful if you have to cut more than one lawn of different qualities, or different heights at different times of the year.
  • Height adjuster - is a useful feature and allows you to cut your lawn to the height you require. Some models offer a range of adjustable height settings
  • Mulching - recut the lawn clippings into tiny pieces and blow them back on to the lawn, where they break down and act as a fertiliser for your grass. This can be an inbuilt feature or an additional feature?
  • Adjustable handle - An adjustable handle helps you to get a comfortable position for your height. It also makes your lawn mower easier to store, as handles take up a lot of space.
  • Wash port- Allows you to connect your garden hose to the lawnmower and cleans under the deck