Choosing the ideal lawn mower can be a tricky business. With so many different types and varieties out there it can be difficult to know which one to go for. In this guide we aim to make the job of choosing a lawn mower a little bit easier. We have various reviews that tell you all you need to know before you buy your next lawn mower so that you can make an informed decision and buy the perfect make and model that fits your needs.
Firstly we are going to talk about the different power sources available to you when considering a lawn mower: Corded electric, cordless electric and petrol powered.
Corded Electric lawn mowers are suitable for people with small to medium sized lawns. What’s great about corded electric lawn mowers is that they are light weight and easier to manoeuvre. They are virtually silent while in operation, in contrast to their petrol powered cousins. Corded lawn mowers tend to be much more affordable in comparison to cordless or petrol power lawn mowers.
Cordless electric lawn mowers give you all the advantages of a corded electric lawn mower plus the freedom of a gas powered mower. They are very quiet while in operation and you are not restricted by the length of the cord as you would be with a electric corded. There are disadvantages however and this includes being limited to run for a limited period of time, usually between 30 to 60 minutes. Cordless mowers tend to be more expensive compared with corded versions.
Petrol powered lawn mowers give you the freedom of movement around your lawn so they are more suited to people who have a large lawn where access to a power source may be a problem and might take longer to mow. Petrol powered mowers are generally more powerful than electric powered lawn mowers, allowing you to mow long grass with ease. Disadvantages include their weight: relatively heavy compared to electric versions, and more expensive in comparison with electric mowers. Another disadvantage is that they make a lot of noise while in operation so this might be one to consider if you have neighbours who live in close proximity to you.
Manual or reel mowers are for people who have a small lawn and for those who do not wish to spend a lot of money on a lawn mower, as they are considerably cheaper than electric powered ones.
Which Brand to go for?
In the UK market there are many reputable brands for you to choose from. We have chosen to focus on a handful of brands because of their reputation and superior build quality and reliability, which is important when choosing a lawn mower.
Hayter is a British manufacturer of petrol powered lawn mowers. Their machines are very high quality and reliable. We really like their machines and should be one for the shortlist if you are after a petrol powered. We highly recommend the Hayter Spirit 41 619 Self-propelled petrol mower. You can find our review of it here.
If you are in the market for a petrol powered lawn mower then you have to seriously consider a Honda. Their machines are built to last and their engines are some of the best in the world. You can’t really go wrong with a Honda lawn mower. Our pick is the Honda Izy HRG415PD, check out our Review Here.
Bosch are renown for producing lawn mowers of the highest quality. If you are in the market for an electric lawn mower, whether corded or cordless, we highly recommend you to check out Bosch’s range of electric powered lawn mowers. Our pick of the Bosch corded lawn mowers is the Bosch Rotak 40 Ergoflex, you can read our review here. Of the cordless electric variety from Bosch we recommend the Bosch 43 li Ergoflex Cordless Mower, the review for this mower can be found here.
Flymo are famous for their hover mowers and for their distinct orange colour styling. Flymo produce very good electric lawn mowers and are an excellent alternative to Bosch. Out of their corded electric range we recommend the Flymo Multimo 420XC, our review of it can be found here.
Qualcast manufacture electric and manual hand powered lawn mowers. We particularly like their manual lawn mowers and recommend you check out their range if you are in the market for a manual machine. Our review of one of their manual mowers is coming very shortly.