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How do I choose the right lawnmower for me?

The right lawnmower for you will very much depend on the size of your garden and the type of cut you want for your lawn. Our range covers everything from hand-push to petrol-powered lawnmowers and here we explain the different features and what to look out for when choosing your perfect mower.

Cylinder lawnmowers

Cylinder lawnmowersCylinder lawnmowers have several moving blades that cut against a fixed blade, like scissors, giving you a clean, neat finish. They are ideal for neat, frequently mowed lawns and give a traditional striped effect.

Choose from electric or hand-push versions. If storage space is an issue, hand-push mowers can be hung on a hook, or look out for electric models with handles that fold on top of the mower.

Hover lawnmowers

Hover lawnmowersLightweight and easy to manoeuvre, hover lawnmowers are great for smaller gardens, uneven surfaces and banks. They float easily on a cushion of air and can cut in any direction, making them ideal for awkwardly-shaped lawns. They come with metal or plastic blades, though metal will give a cleaner, sharper cut first time.

Hover lawnmowers come either with or without a grass collection box and both have their own benefits:

Non-grass collecting

  • Extremely lightweight, making them easy to carry and store away.
  • If used often they simply mulch the grass back into the lawn, acting as a natural fertiliser.

Grass collecting

  • Help to keep the grass clippings in one place.
  • Some models compact the grass cuttings for less emptying.

Electric rotary mowers

rotary  mowersWheeled electric rotary lawnmowers are the best option for a typical family lawn. They use a fast-moving blade which acts like a scythe, making them suitable for longer grass.

They come with a grass box to collect the clippings and some models compact the grass for less emptying. For a classic striped finish, choose a lawnmower with a rear roller.

Petrol lawnmowers

Petrol lawnmowersPetrol lawnmowers are ideal for larger gardens and longer grass, with no need to trail a cable as you mow. They’re more powerful, so get the job done a lot quicker.

If you have a large lawn and find pushing a petrol lawnmower hard work, opt for a self-propelled version. Oil and fuel is needed to ensure the smooth running of all petrol lawnmowers.

Lawnmowers with a mulch option allow you to recycle the clippings back into the lawn to help feed it. A side discharge feature also enables clippings to be discharged out the back or side of the mower.

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