Selecting the Perfect Lawnmower

Selecting the Perfect Lawnmower

With so many lawnmower models to choose from, how do you find the perfect match for your garden? Before you buy one, it’s vital that you get a good idea of what’s out there. Is your garden more of a small shrine or a wild expanse? Measure your garden to get an idea of your task and you’ll have ticked off an important prerequisite for choosing a good match. Also, note any slopes or obstacles that influence mobility

Battery-Powered Mowers 

If your garden is more intimately sized, a battery powered mower might just be the one. They’re ideal for manoeuvring around small spaces and offer a quiet and sustainable footprint to ensure you’re not hassling your neighbours or the environment! However, their running time is generally shorter than other types of mowers, so they’re better suited to smaller areas that can be cut with one charge. 

Petrol Mowers

If your garden is bigger, a petrol mower may be a good choice. With the capability to take on larger gardens, they’re the general choice for those who are cutting lots of space. Without the need to pause and recharge, they’re great for cutting thicker, wilder grass and some of the more high-end ones come with extra features like mulching and side discharge so you can kill two birds with one stone.

Considering Your Garden's Topography

Get an understanding of how your machine will interact with the topography of your garden and you’ll be onto a winner.

Battery Bliss for Gentle Slopes

If your garden has gentle slopes or none at all, a battery-powered mower could be the one for you.

Petrol Power for Rugged Terrains

For those tackling steep gradients and challenging pathways, the power of petrol could be invaluable. An all-wheel, 4x4 drive system could help negotiate even the toughest of terrains.

The Conclusion

At the end of the day, selecting the right lawnmower is up to you and should reflect the practical needs of your garden and your own personal preferences also. The team at Douglas Forest & Garden are always here to assist you in making the right choice, so don’t hesitate to call into our store to get the insider information!