Whether you have a garden of about 100 meters or an XXL one, you will definitely need a lawn mower. Depending on the surface of the garden and your needs, your lawn mower can be manual, with air cushion, electric, thermal. Choose the best commercial lawn mower.
How to choose the lawn mower in relation to the surface?
The size of the garden is the first criterion to consider when choosing the perfect lawn mower.
• Up to 200m², you can opt for a manual lawn mower
• Between 200 and 600 m², you should opt for an electric lawn mower
• Over 600 m², it is preferable to choose a thermal mower.
Is the manual lawnmower made for me?
Does your garden not exceed 200 m²? Are you able to take care of your lawn regularly? Don’t mind doing some home sport? Then the manual lawn mower is for you. But remember: don’t leave the grass overgrown for too long … otherwise it will become really difficult to use the manual lawnmower.
Electric or thermal?
Electric lawn mowers are recommended for areas smaller than 600 m². They are quiet, battery operated, corded and their maximum power is around 1600 watts.
Thermal mowers, on the other hand, are suitable for larger areas. Their power varies according to the surface where they have to operate and the width of the cut. They have an engine that requires maintenance. It is essential to check the oil and store them after use in a sheltered place.
Electric lawn mower: which power should I choose?
As with thermal mowers, the power of electric mowers depends on the size of the garden. For example, a 1100 watt lawn mower is sufficient for a 200 m² lawn, while a 1600 watt lawn mower is more suitable for a 500 m² lawn mower.
What is the Air Cushion Mower?
Air cushion mowers are particularly suitable for small gardens (≤ 400 m²). They have a perfect result: the blades of grass, after being cut, are straight upwards. Furthermore, there is no trace of the wheels of the lawnmower because it levitates thanks to an air system.
Thermal mower: 2 or 4 stroke?
4-stroke engines have more power and are therefore recommended for larger areas. These are also quieter than 2-stroke engines. Their power, expressed in cubic centimeters, is relative to the width of the cut.
Push lawn mowers or ride-on mowers?
A lawn mower can be pushed or literally “driven” (ride-on mowers). It is best to choose a ride-on mower if the ground surface is steep or if it is very extensive. Push mowers, on the other hand, are suitable for gardens from 300 to 600 m², which do not have too many irregularities.
The ride-on mowers are perfect for large areas (≥6000m²), offer a wider cut, good maneuverability and are comfortable. They may have lights and a drink holder. In addition, on the ride-on mowers, you can find all the options present on the other models of lawn mowers.
They are a real dream! You won’t have to struggle anymore … they do everything completely by themselves. However, these robots are not suitable for all types of terrain. There are robots without wires (wireless) and those instead connected with wire.
Wire robots are less practical as you will have to pay attention to all obstacles on the ground. Wireless robots, on the other hand, automatically recognize obstacles and avoid them. Battery life varies according to models and surfaces.
Remember that with robotic lawnmowers, the lawn needs to be cut more often.
We can say that the size of the lawnmower blade is proportional to the surface of your land. The bigger it is, the bigger the blade will be. Here are some examples:
- Surface ≤ 500m² Blade from 33 to 41 cm
- 500m² ≥ Surface ≤ 1000m² Blade from 41 to 46 cm
- 1000m²≥ Surface ≤ 2500m² Blade from 48 to 55 cm
- Surface ≥ 2500m² Blade starting from 66 cm
Height of the cut – what is it?
The height of the cut is decided in relation to how high you want your lawn to be. If you want to have a traditional English lawn (with a grass height that does not exceed 3 cm), you will need to carefully choose a lawn mower that offers this possibility. The cutting height is adjusted via a lever: this lever has a maximum and a minimum cutting level.
What about the lawnmower housing?
The body of the lawnmower is similar to that of your machine: this, in fact, contains the engine, the blade, absorbs vibrations and perfectly hides all these elements.
There are bodies in steel, plastic, aluminum, and, in relation to the material, they have different characteristics. Some are light, brittle or deformable (ABS and polypropylene), while others are heavier and more resistant (aluminum, steel).
Is ignition important?
Especially for the thermal models, there are manual or electric ignition. Manual ignition consists of pulling a wire with force, while electric ignition is done using a button or key.
What about the grass bag?
It is used to collect the cut grass. Its collection capacity (expressed in liters) will be essential to know how many times the bag must be emptied. Its size is related to the type of lawn mower.
The blade lock: what is it for?
It is a system that immobilizes the blade. It is practical because it avoids blocking the lawnmower manually when you need to empty the bag or when you encounter an obstacle on the way.
The brush cutter lawnmower?
This purely thermal lawn mower is designed for tall grass. It is robust, bulky, push or ride-on. It is a perfect tool for lands that have been abandoned for several months
Why this big difference in price between the various lawnmowers?
Like any product, the price is synonymous with quality, comfort of use, and practicality. Depending on the brand, the warranty conditions, the various options, the price tends to fluctuate. Clearly, a Honda 160cc ride-on mower with a 53 cm cutting width will be more expensive than a 158cc 46 cm Einhell.