Quick tips for buying a lawnmower
- Work out the size of your garden
- Draw a rough plan and highlight obstacles
- Note the terrain, banking, uneven surfaces
- Distances of garden from power supply
- Access width of gates or access points
- Size of garden shed or garage for the machine
- Distance to the tip or compost heap
- Establish the finish such as stripes
- Who will use the mower?
- What is your budget?
- Do you have a machine to trade in?
- How long do you expect it to last?
Where is the best place to buy a lawnmower?
Authorised lawnmower dealers are best placed to offer you advice on the most suitable lawnmowers and garden equipment for your garden. Use the search function on this website to find a mower dealer near you.
Getting advice on the right lawnmower for my garden
Authorised lawnmower dealers will take into account the size of your garden the type of cut you require, the terrain and whether you require collection or mulching options.
Where do i get the best prices for lawnmowers?
Lawn mower dealers will offer competitive prices and you will also benefit from warranty cover and many will offer trade in against your current machine. So they offer a product which is fully supported and competitively priced.
Is buying a lawn mower online a good idea?
When you buy online make sure that the machine is covered by a UK warranty. You should also look to see if the lawnmower is delivered fully assembled, tested and ready to mow by a local lawnmower dealer. If not you will have to assemble the machine yourself.
Is the size of the lawn mower blade important?
The answer is YES, the size of the blade will determine how fast you cut the lawn. If you have a large garden you will need a bigger blade. Consult your lawn mower dealer for advice.
How powerful an lawn mower engine will i need?
The size of your garden will determine the type of power unit such as electric or petrol the engine size and the type of cutting blade and their size.
What type of lawn mower collection systems will i need?
Medium to large gardens can generate a huge amount of grass clippings. The type of lawn collection system you choose is important. Collection systems vary in size and type and again a professional dealer is in the best position to advise you.
Mulching or multiclip lawn mowers benefits?
An alternative to a lawnmower with a collection system is a mulching or multiclip mower. These mowers cut clippings into tiny particles which are sent back into the lawn. As a result you save time and return valuable nutrients back into the lawn.
Before buying a lawn mower what information is required?
Work out the size of your garden this a probably the most important part, make a rough drawing and highlight any obstacles such as trees. Make a note of the terrain is it even or hilly or combination of both. Accessibility to the lawn is important so measure the gate widths.