Choosing the right lawn mower for your garden can be very difficult with such a wide variety of mowers on the market today, here we will explain to you about the different types of lawn mowers and their advantages and disadvantages.

With a lawn mower being an expensive item to buy for your garden lawn it is important you make the right choice for you, the first thing you should consider is the actual size of your garden. This can determine what type of mower you will need. If you have a medium to large lawn to cut then using a manual push lawn mower will make the job difficult and hard work, you should look for one of the powered mowers available either electric or petrol there are numerous makes and models available.

The advantage of an electric mower is that it is less noisy than petrol types and a bit more friendly to the environment when cutting your lawn, the disadvantage is you will have an electric cable trailing behind you when walking up and down your lawn this could lead to a safety issue when mowing. One way round this issue is to buy a cordless lawn mower, manufactures are now producing high quality cordless mowers at very reasonable prices.

The advantage of the petrol mower is that it is engine driven, this means all you have to do is engage the lever and walk steadily behind it when cutting your lawn. The disadvantage is the noise they can produce and the fumes from the exhaust when running the engine, wearing ear protectors when using a petrol lawn mower is something to consider before starting to cut your lawn.

The main types of lawn mower for you to consider are the hover mower, the ride on mower, rotary, and the cylinder type of mowers. People who have extremely large lawns to cut often prefer the ride on type of lawn mower, although these can be very expensive they will save you a lot of time and make cutting a large lawn a lot easier than having to walk behind a push mower.

If your garden lawn is uneven then you should look at buying a rotary lawn mower, these types are very efficient at cutting the grass if you have let grow for a while. Although the cut from one of these mowers might not be as fine as other types it has a high position when mowing, which makes it an ideal choice for a garden lawn that is built on an uneven surface.

If you are looking for a mower to give your lawn a very fine cut then you should choose one of the cylinder type of mowers, because of there unique cutting action where blades that are fixed to cylinder cut against a fixed blade gives them the ability to cut grass much tighter than other mowers. When you see garden lawns that have a dark stripe then a light stripe it usually means that the mower they used was a cylinder mower, it has the ability to cut fine which can produce the stripe effect some people want for there lawn.

The hover mowers are slightly different to other types due to the fact they do not have any wheels to ride on, they actually glide around your lawn cutting grass on a cushion of air. The hover mower can be a bit noisy when in operation and a bit awkward to move around, it utilises a horizontal blade when cutting which makes them perfect for cutting a small sized garden. You will find that the cost of hover mowers are slightly cheaper than other types, this is due to them not using as many moving parts and the manufacturing process involved in making them.

I hope the information we have provided here will help you in making an informed decision on which lawn mowers would be best for your garden lawn, choosing the right lawn mower will help save you time and make cutting your lawn a pleasurable experience.

By Anonymous

Filed under: Lawn Mowers

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