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How To Choose The Right Lawn Mower For Your Yard

Nearly eighty per cent of Australians still live in detached homes sprawling across suburbs despite the spiraling urban land costs. While some locals opt for a more modern and cosmopolitan lifestyle, others still aspire to live a more laid-back lifestyle.

They are making sure that their homes are adorned with beautifully manicured lawns for shooting marbles, playing with dogs, or just enjoying a game of backyard cricket.


How To Choose The Right Lawn Mower For Your Yard

With spring right around the corner, your backyard needs proper tending. Lawn mowing is very critical to keep your yard in top shape.

If you’re having a hard time which type of mower is ideal for your backyard, or which brand you should go to, such as Briggs and Stratton parts, here are some helpful tips to get you going.

How to Choose the Right Lawn Mower Type

choosing the best lawn mower for you

Push Mowers

Push mowers are perfect options for smaller lawns. You can mow tiny patches of grass (roughly under 500 square feet) with a manual reel mower.

This is a low-maintenance and eco-friendly solution because of the absence of an engine. But you may have to move faster though to keep the blades working correctly.

Walk-Behind Mowers

For years, powered walk-behind lawn mowers have been dominating the list of the top options for mowers. These are two-stroke powered mowers that can serve you for years, provided adequate care is provided.

Usually, these walk-behind mowers come in 20”- 22” sizes. Before buying, make sure that you accurately measure your yard gate’s width or your shed door so you can easily maneuver your mower through.

Aside from the width, other key features you need to look on include:

Gas or Electric

While gas mowers offer more power and have longer run-time than the electric ones, these are quite messy and require a lot of maintenance than their electric counterparts.

Electric Mowers are Either Cord or Cordless

They are more comfortable to operate and clean, but for the cordless versions, you need ample batteries to avoid running out of power in the middle of your mowing.

For the corded versions, your mowing is limited by the cord’s length and sometimes, these cords can cause trouble to mow around.

Here is our review on the best corded electric mowers on the market

Self-propelled or pushed

If you go for a self-propelled mower, do you prefer two-wheel or all-wheel drive? The all-wheel-drive option gives you more power, especially when mowing inclined spaces.

However, they are heavier and difficult to maneuver. Self-propelled mowers help you get the mowing job faster with minimal effort.

Cutting Type 

Walk-behind lawn mowers have three different ways of grass clippings. Mulching—where the grass is finely cut and eventually broken down and provides nutrients into the soil; the side discharge—which throws the clippings back on the lawn; the bagging—which collects the grass clippings to a bag, and then disposes it with yard waste.

Read more on what is a mulching mower and its benefits here.

How to choose the right lawn mower

Riding Mowers 

If your lawn is just too big beyond the scope of you wanting to push your walk-behind mower, then these riding mowers are perfect options.

People who mow their lawns for more than two hours should consider upgrading. These riding mowers come with rear-mounted motors to help you have a comfortable mowing experience. 

Lawn tractors are also significant upgrades because these machines have very powerful motor engines, and are equipped with hook up attachments like aerators, spreaders, or even snow throwers.

Also read: 16 Best Riding Lawn Mower for Hills and Regular Terrain

We hope that has helped with choosing the best mower for you

Before buying a lawnmower, it helps to try as many options as you can. Make sure also that you select a manufacturer such as Briggs and Stratton parts, who provides the best services and proper care and maintenance for your backyard machine.

About the Author Ann Katelyn

I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.

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