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Best Lawn Mower

Finding your own best lawn mower is more of an art than a science. There is no formula to punch in your lawn's dimensions and your budget and it spits out the mower you should buy.

The purpose of this article is to show you some of the major things that you should keep in the back of your mind as your read the lawn mower reviews on this site. You will definitely have a better idea of what mower type best suits your needs and be better prepared before you make your large purchase.

Size of the Lawn

The size and shape of your lawn plays a big part in what lawn mower you should buy. The rule of thumb is that if you have over an acre of lawn then the best lawn mower is a riding lawn mower or lawn tractor. Using a push mower on a large area can take a long time and nobody wants to take a nap after they finish mowing the lawn.

Shape of the Lawn

On the other hand if your lawn has many twists and turns and lots of obstacles or particularly tight areas then a riding mower may not be for you. The size of these mowers just cannot fit in tight spaces and you will quickly become frustrated. Riding mowers are more for wide open and large spaces.


A lawn with many hills or a steep incline requires some special thought. This is where a self propelled lawn mower really shines. While looking like a push mower, the self propelled mower also moves by itself and requires less work to push. This makes climbing those steep hills is a breeze and helps you get your yard work done in no time.

Why get a push mower?

You might be wondering why the solution to the previous situations have been more expensive mowers. No we are not trying to sell you a mower. We are just informing you of your options. In fact the best lawn mower for most peoples needs is just a run of the mill push mower.

Other questions now come to arise concerning push mowers but the answers are just your personal preference.

Do I go gas or electric?

The answer to whether you go with gas or electric comes down to environmental concerns. Most people will still use gas over electric due to their widespread usage. Electric lawn mowers tend to be quieter but less powerful. The risk of riding over your cord or running out of battery and having to wait for a recharge comes into play.

In the end pick gas for performance and electric to be more green.

Do I want mulching, bag or a side discharge mower?

Again this is a personal preference but a mulching mower is for someone that can mow on a semi regular basis and the bag or side discharge mower are for people that mow when the grass gets quite long. The longer the grass gets the harder it is for the mulching mower to chop up the grass to fine particles and disperse them back into the soil. What happens is that you get large clumps of grass all over your lawn and so mowing into a bag would be the best in that situation.

Have you found your best lawn mower?

Don't worry if you still don't know what you want. Buying a lawn mower is a big purchase. Surf around on and let the best lawn mower come to you. You will definitely find something you like.

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