Finding your ideal lawnmower depends on the size of your lawn and the type of finish you want. Think about the width of the cut – a wider mower will get the job done faster – and decide whether you want the convenience of a mower which collects clippings as you go.
Cylinder mowers’ scissor action blades give you the nearest, closest cut but may not be the best choice for uneven lawns. Rear rollers give your lawn a traditional striped finish.
Moss and layers of dead grass act like a sponge,preventing light, water and nutrients reaching the grass roots. A powered lawnraker effectively removes moss and dead grass so your lawn can drain properly and the grass can grow back healthy and strong, which also helps show which areas need re-seeding. Throughout Autumn, a lawnraker can be used to remove fallen leaves and light debris from the lawn.
Lightweight, inexpensive and easy to manoeuvre, hover mowers are great for smaller gardens, uneven surfaces and banks. The scythe blade cuts quickly and neatly through rough grass.
Rotary mowers achieve a coarser finish than cylinder mowers but are better able to cope with uneven and irregular shaped lawns. These mowers are a durable choice for medium to large lawns. All have wheels that support the weight of the mower, making it easy to push and easier to mow in a straight line. Cutting height is adjustable and a rotating scythe blade gives a neat finish. If you’re after a traditional striped lawn, go for a model with an in-built roller.
Powerful petrol mowers make short work of longer grass and larger areas, with no need to trail a cable around as you mow. Self-propelled models are the easiest to use.