Many homeowners would like a very nice lawn along with it. The thing is that you need a lawnmower for it. Not just any lawnmower, you need the best. It can be quite intimidating looking into the specs of every lawnmower, so I will help out. In this article, I am going to cover what the different types of lawn mowers are, which types are the best, and a few recommendations. I will also cover some pros and cons of each, and I am not trying to sell anything.
This type of lawnmower is very cheap and inexpensive to buy. Some of the lawn mowers in this category require no electricity. This lawnmower has a cylinder-shaped body with blades. The blades rotate vertically as you push the mower, and it cuts in the front.
If you buy this type of mower, it is best to have 3 or more blades for the best quality. Cylinder mowers are not made for big lawns and are only meant for small flat lawns for easy maintenance. You can buy these types of lawnmowers as electric, push and petrol powered. This type of mower is very small and can fit easily inside a small shed.
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This type of lawnmower has a single blade that rotates horizontally. This lawnmower cuts grass like the propellers of a plane. This type of lawnmower is among the most versatile and can cut thicker and longer grass. This mower is attached to the back of a tractor or vehicle which is pulled. This mower is meant to cut big fields.
The blades are very thick and sharp, which have the ability to cut thick grass, weeds, bushes and even small trees. If you are looking for a mower for fields, this is a great option. This mower is powered by an electric, rechargeable battery and also a petrol engine.
This type of mower imitates a plunger. This type of mower is one of the cheapest options while doing one of the best jobs on uneven fields. These mowers are designed to hover on the ground which makes it easy to adapt to hills or drops in the surfaces.
These types of mowers are not suitable for big fields or gardens, but they do a good job on house lawns. These mowers are electric, and the blades rotate horizontally. Because this mower doesn’t have wheels and it hovers, it can be moved in all directions including side to side!
This is the majority of lawnmowers. This is the best choice if you have a house lawn or even a small or medium garden. These mowers are what most people use and are quite cheap. They are easy to use but need a cable connected to an outlet. There are also versions of electric lawnmowers with the battery if the cable doesn’t suit your liking (below).
Hover mowers are cheaper than electric, (about half the cost), but electric mowers generally last longer. Electric lawnmowers can be bought for about $200 to $400. If you want a long-lasting lawnmower, it is better to invest past $500.
Battery Powered Lawnmowers
Cordless lawnmowers are hassle-free. No worries about carrying the cord and reaching a certain length away. They are another version of electric mowers but without the battery. The battery will increase the price, so expect to pay at least $300. This is on the lower end, so prices can go up to even $700.
The best type of cordless mower to get is the one with the lithium-ion battery. There are other versions, like nickel-cadmium, but the lithium lasts longer. It does cost more though.
Petrol-powered lawn mowers are one of the best solid mowers to buy. They move around better than electric mowers but are pricier. This option is best for larger gardens where there can be no cords. With this type of mower, you must check up on the oil now and then. You will also need servicing.
Expect to pay about $350 to $500 for a fuel-powered lawnmower.
This type of mower is used for muscle power. This mower has blades that rotate as you push and is one of the best eco-friendly options. This one is great if you want a quick minor job done. These are best for small yards, or gardens.
This type should not be used in large yards, sloped yards, and should not be used by people who have trouble pushing. You can buy this type for about $100. Very affordable.
Self Propelled Lawn Mower
This is a great option if you find it difficult to push. This means that you don’t have to push – the mower does it for you! All you have to do is steer and your good. This is on some of the above versions and has adjustable speeds to suit your likeness. This is best for big heavy machines, or big fields/lawns.
This is an addition to mowers that collects the cut grass. It essentially is a box or a bag attached to the lawnmower that allows the grass to be picked up as you trim. This is a very nice addition and can save a lot of time. You will have to empty this box now and then, but it is easier than raking.
There are different sizes of boxes, so if you have a medium or large sizes lawn, I’d recommend that the biggest box is the best option. You don’t want to empty every turn you make.
This type of lawnmower is recommended. This lawnmower clips the grass/weeds break it down inside the mower and distributes it back into the grass to fertilize it again. They are referred to as �recycling mowers’. This is recommended because the grass distributed becomes nutrients for new grass to form. This makes nice green grass.
This is quite expensive but is great if you don’t want to dispose of clippings all the time. This type of mower is a pay for what you get the mower. Expect a good one to cost about $500.