Which Lawn Mower is Right for You?

Choosing a lawn mower or upgrading your current model is a real investment in your garden. The correct mower and subsequent cutting regime can make all the difference to a lawn.

With so many different models, makes and sizes the choice can be daunting.

In essence there are four main types of mower available for the domestic lawn each of which have benefits and are suited to varying conditions and types of lawn. These are hover, rotary, cylinder and ride on.

The first thing you need to consider is WHAT SIZE IS YOUR LAWN?

Small lawns are on average half the size of a full tennis court (39' x 13.5' or 12m x 4m)

Medium lawns are half to one full tennis court in size (39-78' x 13.5-27' or 12-24m x 4-8m)

Large lawns are at least one tennis court in size (78' x 27' plus or 24m x 8m plus)


Click on words or the images below for the benefits of each type of mower

Hover Mower

Cylinder Mower

Rotary Mower

Ride on Mower

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Once you have established the size of your lawn you will need to think about other factors such as the shape of your lawn, whether there are any slopes or inclines, awkward overhanging shrubs or trees, or water features which will need to be trimmed around.

Different lawn mowers have features that will help you deal with these differing landscapes. Bear all of these factors in mind and click on the pictures above to find out the benefits of each of the mower types and you will soon be on the way to choosing the very best mower for you lawn.

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