Who Makes The Leading Lawnmowers?
Flymo are generally seen as the most popular brand, due to their affordable yet trustworthy products. They focus on electrical lawnmowers, but also have a robotic lawnmower on the market. Bosch and Mac Allister are also leading names.
Mountfield are a popular brand amongst petrol lawnmower fans. Many brands who are typically seen as car manufacturers also produce petrol mowers, such as Hyundai and Honda.
What Is The Difference Between Rotary And Cylinder Mower?
Most mowers are the former option, as they have blades which rotate to cut the grass. Hey can be used on most surfaces and require less work than cylinder blades.
Cylinder mowers use a rotating barrel of blades against a fixed blade. They are generally used in manual lawnmower models and best for short, even surfaced grass.
What Size Of Lawnmower Do I Need?
All models are best suited to a particular size of garden, so work out whether yours is small or large. Then, look at the cutting width of the mowers – the larger this is, the more space they can cover.
Petrol lawnmowers are generally best for larger gardens, and electrical/cordless are best for smaller, urban spaces.
Also think about storage. If your space is limited to a small shed or simply storing it in the garden over winter with a cover, look at getting a lawnmower which is slight but also has foldable handles to reduce its size.
Do I Need A Rear Roller?
Many lawnmowers come with a rear roller, which is how many gardeners create the ‘striped’ effect on grass after cutting it.
It isn’t necessary, but if you like this effect then it will likely only be available with a roller mower.
Do I Need A Large Grass Box?
Again, this depends on how much grass you have to cut. A larger box will save you several trips to the recycling bin to empty it, as it can hold more.
Cutting boxes simply collect the grass gatherings, but mowers can be used without if you prefer to rake the grass afterwards or leave it to dry and break down naturally.
If frequent emptying isn’t something you are worried about, then it isn’t the most important aspect to look for.
What About A Mulching Plug?
Some more modern mower models come with mulching plugs, which redistributes the grass back into the soil to act as a natural fertiliser. If you prefer to reuse rather than recycle, then it could be a good option.