Lawn mowers are hands down one of the most important tools for your garden, and finding the best lawn mower can be a difficult task. Choosing between the many different varieties and models such as petrol, electric or manual can be confusing, especially for a first-time buyer. So here’s our guide to the top 10 lawn mowers, in no particular order, to help kick start your landscaping dreams.
Manual or push lawn mowers
The Bosch AHM-38-G is a lightweight machine that delivers a clean cut thanks to the five curved hardened steel blades. The blades can be adjusted to a height between 15 mm and 43 mm. This mower is perfect for someone with limited space, who doesn’t want the hassle of cords or petrol tanks.
Ozito Push Reel Lawn Mower LMP-301
The Ozito Push Reel LMP-301 is perfect if you’re on a budget. Although this model comes with no grass-catching box, it’s effective and easy to use, requiring only minimal upkeep.
Electric lawn mowers
Bosch ARM 37
The 10-m long-corded Bosch ARM 37 mower is a great all-rounder for most urban backyards. The 40-L grass catcher and handle both fold down to fit into any space. This model also features Bosch’s ErgoFlex handles, which help to encourage a healthy working posture, so you can get the job done more safely.
The Ryobi RLM13E33S features a 35-L grass catcher. It’s super quiet, easy to use and performs best on even ground. It also contains a mulching plug which makes the grass cutting box non-essential when mowing. One thing to keep in mind is that this model requires a long heavy-duty cord which must be purchased separately.
Battery lawn mowers
This cordless battery-operated electric model is perfect for the more eco-conscious. EPA and Energy Star approved, this model requires 35% less energy than petrol-powered lawn mowers. The mower comes with a 30-L grass catcher and 33 cm blade. Compared with other models, it can take more time to assemble.
Makita 36V Mower
The Makita 36V uses a removable lithium-ion battery, and whilst this may mean less power, the unit has plenty of other great features. These include the 50-L catcher capacity, mulching capability, quick-start motor, foldable handle and battery-life indicator. If you’re looking for a battery-run mower, this model is a great premium option.
Petrol lawn mowers
The Honda HRU19 is a true all-rounder. It features a four-stroke engine, quick-start motor, mulching capability, foldable handle and a 60-L grass-catching box, making it one of the best petrol mowers on the market. The cutting height varies from 16 mm to 80 mm, and the unit is lightweight and easy to push.
Victa Classic Cut
If you’re looking for a great, versatile petrol mower without a big price tag, the Victa Classic Cut is the one for you. It has all the features you’d expect: a four-stroke engine, quick-start motor and the option to mulch or catch grass clippings. It’s easy to assemble and move and can mow between 11 mm to 70 mm high.
Ride-on lawn mowers
Rover Mini Rider
This ride-on mower is a great small option, suited to larger backyards or properties that aren’t more than a few acres in size. It performs well on grass of any length, has a nice tight turning circle and good safety features. A grass catcher attachment is also available for separate purchase.
John Deere S100 Series
The John Deere S100 is another popular ride-on mower. Perfect for multi-acre properties, it features a 13 kW single-cylinder engine, electronic quick-start motor, mulching capability and a 300-L grass catchment box.
If you’re still unsure about which model is the right choice for you, check out which lawn mowers are available on Gumtree at the moment to compare.