A Guide to Purchasing a Lawnmower 2023

Purchasing a lawnmower a guide 2023

A Guide to Purchasing a Lawnmower 2023

At One Stop Lawn Care, we understand that purchasing a lawnmower can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it can be challenging to determine which lawnmower is the right fit for you and your garden. In this guide, we aim to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and purchase the lawnmower that best suits your needs.

Types of Lawnmowers

Before you start your search for the perfect lawnmower, it's essential to understand the different types of lawnmowers available on the market. Here are the most common types:

Cylinder Lawnmowers

These lawnmowers use a set of rotating blades to cut the grass. They are ideal for flat, level gardens and provide a very clean and precise cut.

Rotary Lawnmowers

These lawnmowers use a single rotating blade to cut the grass. They are versatile and can almost any lawn, making them a popular choice for homeowners.

Hover Lawnmowers

These lawnmowers use a cushion of air to lift the mower off the ground, providing excellent maneuverability. They are ideal for uneven or sloping lawns but not very common any more.

Ride-on Lawnmowers

These lawnmowers are perfect for large gardens or commercial properties. They are expensive but make the job of cutting grass a lot easier and faster.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Lawnmower

When selecting a lawnmower, there are several factors to consider. Here are the most important ones:

Lawn Size

The size of your lawn will determine the type of lawnmower you need. If you have a small lawn, a battery or plug in lawnmower will be sufficient. However, for a larger lawn, a petrol powered mower or a ride-on lawnmower might be necessary.

Power Source

Lawnmowers can be powered by petrol, electricity, or batteries. petrol lawnmowers are powerful but require more maintenance. Electric lawnmowers are quieter and easier to maintain, but they need to be plugged in andmay require a long cable. Battery-powered lawnmowers are convenient but may not be powerful enough for larger lawns.

Cutting Height

Different lawnmowers come with different cutting heights. It's important to choose a lawnmower that can cut your grass to the desired height.

Cutting Width

The cutting width of a lawnmower determines how much grass it can cut at once. For larger lawns, a wider cutting width will save time and effort.

Grass Disposal

Some lawnmowers come with a grass collection bag, while others have a mulching feature. Consider which option is most convenient for you.

In Summary 

Corded or Cordless?

Buying a corded mower means a constant energy supply, but you can only go as far as the cable will allow.

Blade Width

If you have a larger lawn, you might want to consider wider blades to cut more grass with each pass.


Great for sloped or larger lawns, self-propelled mowers need minimal effort to push – simply steer them in the right direction!

Grass Box

Grass boxes are a common feature on lawnmowers, collecting the cut grass instead of spitting it back onto the lawn. A larger grass box will ensure you don’t need to empty it as often.

Mulch Mowers

Mulch mowers trim the grass in such a way that it can leave clippings on the lawn to fertilise the grass.

Rear Rollers

Rear rollers flatten grass while mowing to create professional-looking lawn stripes with ease.

Maintenance and Care

After purchasing a lawnmower, it's essential to take proper care of it to ensure its longevity. Here are some maintenance tips:

Read the manual carefully and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Regularly clean the lawnmower to prevent debris from building up.

Sharpen the blades as needed to ensure a clean cut.

Change the oil and filters as recommended by the manufacturer.

Store the lawnmower in a dry place, preferably indoors.


In conclusion, purchasing a lawnmower requires careful consideration of several factors, such as lawn size, power source, cutting height, cutting width, and grass disposal. By understanding the different types of lawnmowers and the factors to consider, you can make an informed decision and purchase the lawnmower that best suits your needs. Remember to follow proper maintenance and care to keep your lawnmower in top condition. With this guide, we hope to help you make a wise and informed decision about purchasing a lawnmower that works for you and your lawn.


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