Mowing the lawn isn't just a chore, it's a British tradition. Make it a more enjoyable tradition (or at least an easier chore) by selecting the right lawn mower. When choosing a lawnmower there are numerous options to look at. Matching your garden size, budget and your preference in power should be no problem.
The size of your lawn will determine the cutting width you need in a mower.
Less than half a tennis court - If your lawn is about this size choose a 16”-18”
Less than 1/2 acre — If your lawn is in this range, choose a 20"-22" mower.
1/2 to 3/4 acre — For this size range, choose a 21"-22" mower with higher horsepower.
More than 3/4 acre — If your lawn falls into this group, consider a ride on mower or garden tractor.
Type of Terrain
For hills or sloped gardens, use a self-propelled lawn mower. For rough terrain, a high wheel mower provides easy maneuverability. For mowing around a lot of obstacles, a trolley wheeled mower allows greater maneuverability for faster, easier work.
Push or Self-propelled
Push mowers are a fine choice if you want or need a little exercise while you mow. However, if you have a larger garden (more than 10,000 sq. ft.), rough terrain, health concerns or are worried about being out in the sun (or the rain) too long, you should consider getting a self-propelled lawn mower, which takes a lot of the effort out of mowing.
Which lawnmower is right for me
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18 October 2006
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