How to choose the right lawn mower for optimum cutting performance

Lawn mowers come in different shapes and sizes as shown on the website They can be cordless, powered by electricity, petrol, or muscle power. What you choose to buy often depends on the size of your garden.


Obviously, the bigger the lawn that needs to be mowed, the more powerful the machine needed to get things done.


Shopping for a lawn mower is easy. Just browse through the website and you’ll find several options in different types and brands. Choosing the right one for your needs, however, tend to be challenging.


Here’s a shortcut that you can take.


Electric and cordless lawn mowers are best for a small lawn or one that measures up to 100 sq m.
Electric, petrol, and cordless lawn mowers are best for a medium lawn or 100 – 250 sq m.
Gas lawn mowers are best for a large lawn measuring 250+ sq m.
Now let’s get down to specifics.


Features that make a great lawn mower




With this mower, you don’t need to exert a lot of effort. Just throttle and steer. Self-propelled mowers are either rear-wheel drive (RWD) or front-wheel drive (FWD). Many prefer the former because traction improves as weight increases when the grass bag fills up. All cordless mowers are RWD.


Self-propelled mowers are more expensive than other models but definitely worth the investment.


Brand reputation


Like most things, there are lawn mower brands that many people trust and highly recommend. Make sure to check out a good number of reviews and testimonials of a specific brand or manufacturer from third-party review sites before you buy one.


Cutting width and height


How wide a stripe does a lawnmower cut? How tall does the grass need to be for you to have to cut it?


For optimum performance, use the width guide below.


Buy a mower with a 300mm cutting width if you have a small lawn.
Get one with a 350-400mm cutting width for a medium-sized lawn.
Buy a mower with a 400mm+ cutting width for a large lawn.
As for the cutting height, the best solution is to choose a mower with blades that you can adjust up or down.


Finish and edges


If you want your lawn to resemble football pitches, a mower with a rear roller is your best bet. For a longer-lasting striped lawn finish, opt for a heavier mower and roller. You can use the same roller to cut grass right up to the edge.


Other options are mowers with cylinder blades or those with a grass collection comb or inset front wheels.




Of course, the price tag matters. Where lawnmowers are concerned, however, cost should be gauged by long-term value. While gas-powered mowers are cheaper initially, you’ll end up spending more in the long run for fuel, spark plugs, air filters, and the labour cost for changing the oil or filling up the gas.


Cordless mowers, on the other hand, are expensive upon purchase, but you won’t have to deal with that many operational expenses.


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