Mowing the lawn is an essential part of garden maintenance. If you don’t keep up with it, you’ll soon have an overgrown garden with weeds in the grass. Learning the correct lawn mowing technique is one thing, but understanding what type of lawnmower to use in your garden is another. With the right choice, your mowing will be more efficient and effective.
Today, you’ll see a few different types of lawnmowers and what sort of gardens they’re best suited for!
This relates to all the products that are manually pushed, with a small spiral blade at the bottom that twirls around. They’re only really useful on very small lawns – like a front garden or tiny backyard. They’re also good for trimming really short grass without causing a scalping effect.
Most lawnmowers are electric ones – think of these as the current industry standard. They come in cordless and corded varieties, and they’re capable of handling a wide range of gardens. If you have a small-to-medium sized garden, an electric one will be fine for you. Just make sure you pick a trusted brand – like Makita, Flymo, Bosch, etc. They also work well on fairly large lawns, but it could be tiring pushing them around.
For those of you with really vast gardens and lots of grass to cut, a sit-down lawn mower could be perfect. Here, you sit on the mower and drive it around the garden. It’s like a quad bike, only it can cut your lawn and won’t be as fast. This lawnmower has absolutely no purpose being in small or medium-sized gardens, so it’s purely one for the people with a mini field behind your house!
You might not have heard of these, but they’re mowers that don’t have any wheels or cords. They seem to hover above the ground, yet still manage to cut the grass. Honestly, they’re pretty crazy, but they work well in many different gardens. Again, they’re probably better suited to smaller areas, but they really come in handy if you have lots of obstacles lying around.
Robot vacuum cleaners have become very popular, and robot lawn mowers aren’t far behind. They work in the same way, with the obvious difference being that they cut grass. If you have a fairly decent lawn, and you don’t have much time to cut it, a robot lawnmower is such a brilliant idea. The only caveat is that they’re very expensive. If you want a good one, it will set you back a fair bit.
In conclusion, choosing the best lawn mower for your garden is a matter of weighing up a few factors. Most importantly: how big is your garden? Your answer will instantly rule out a few possibilities. Secondly, how many obstacles are in the way? If you have irremovable obstacles in your garden, some mowers will suit you a lot better than others. Finally, how much money are you willing to spend? Once you’ve answered these questions, you’ll know which of the options above suits you the best.