Which Mower Is Best For Your Residential Lawn?

All lawns require routine upkeep to remain healthy and keep looking nice year-round. If you neglect your residential lawn, it will not only become unhealthy but also look unkempt.

One of the best ways to stay on top of your lawn maintenance is to buy a lawn mower. Investing in a mower allows you to do your own lawn care. With many types of lawn mowers on the market today, finding the right one for your lawn can feel overwhelming.

Select the most appropriate lawn mower by keeping these crucial considerations in mind:

Your lawn size

When it comes to selecting a mower for your residential lawn, your lawn size matters. Everyone has a different lawn size area so having a mower that matches your specific lawn size is vital. 

Lawn mowers come in varied sizes to match different lawn sizes. To determine what size of mower you need, measure your lawn and think about how fast you want to cut the grass. 

If you have a small lawn and don't mind a little physical exercise, a push mower is a suitable choice. But if you have a very large lawn, you may need a ride-on mower to make light work of the job.

The nature of your yard's terrain

The more difficult the terrain of your yard, the more power you'll need to mow your lawn. Generally, push mowers only work well on flat terrains. If your yard has rocky or hilly terrain, you'll need a self-propelled mower to get the lawn done quickly.

Your mower's power source

If your lawn requires a self-propelled mower due to its size, terrain or both, you'll have to choose between two main methods of propulsion — engine or electricity.

Diesel and petrol are the two main fuel sources used for engine-propelled lawn mowers. Which one is best for you depends on various factors, including:

  • The amount of power desired – Diesel-engine mowers generally produce more horsepower than their petrol cousins.
  • The upfront cost involved – Diesel mowers typically cost more to purchase than comparable petrol versions but pay for themselves over the long term in terms of lower fuel prices. 
  • Local fuel prices – Diesel and petrol prices can vary greatly depending on your location. The fuel type you choose will impact your mower's operating costs.

Electric lawn mowers generally cost more to run than both diesel and petrol versions. However, they are considered safer for the environment because they do not produce the carbon gas emissions associated with diesel and petrol mowers.  

Still can't decide which mower is best for your lawn? Feel free to consult a landscape specialist.



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