When buying a lawn mower, there are several types to choose from. There are cylinders and rotary mowers. These two lawn mowers can be powered by gasoline, electric or manual. You need to choose the type of lawnmower that suits your lawn.
Due to the low price, extensive versatility, easy maintenance and easy installation, circular lawn mowers are the most common type of lawn mower. Unlike the reel mower, you can let the lawn grow a bit more lush, while the rotary mower can still handle it. If the grass is too long, the reel mower will not be able to cut the grass properly. Rotary mowers are suitable for most types of practical lawns, especially if your lawn is somewhat uneven. They are not really suitable for fine luxury lawns as they cannot provide the same high quality cutting results as reel mowers. Depending on the width of the cut, the rotary mower has one or more cutting blades. The blade cuts the grass by rotating quickly and remains parallel to the lawn. It is very important to make sure that the blades are sharp as dull blades can damage the grass and the lawnmower. These lawnmowers can be powered by gasoline or electricity.
If you own or want to have a manicured luxury lawn, you should use a reel mower. Although these mowers are more expensive and complicated to maintain, the cut quality is much better than rotary mowers. If you are using a reel mower, do not let the grass grow too long before mowing. This type of lawnmower has a horizontally mounted cylinder with multiple blades that rotate and collect the grass on a fixed lower blade to cut the grass. These lawnmowers generally require more maintenance than rotary mowers. Like rotary mowers, they can be powered by gasoline or electric, and if you have a small lawn, you can still buy a push lawn mower.
Once you decide to use a cylinder or rotary mower, there are several other factors to consider before purchasing a lawn mower.
If you have a large area, consider buying a lawn tractor with a wider cutting width to save time.
Another thing to consider is the power supply. Gasoline lawnmowers are easier to use, and they usually have more power to handle longer grass, although they require more maintenance. Gasoline lawnmowers are more suitable for larger lawns because electric lawnmowers require a lot of wires to cover the area to be mowed. However, electric lawnmowers are cheaper and quieter than petrol lawnmowers. The main disadvantage of electric lawnmowers is that the power cord follows you and interferes with you, which can be a health and safety concern.