2023 Lawnmower Buyers Guide

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When choosing a lawnmower for your garden, there are a number of things you should consider to make sure you find a mower that does everything you need…

The main points to consider are:

• How big is your garden? (there is a quick size guide at the bottom of this page)
• Do you require a walk-behind or ride-on mower?
• Do you want to mulch or collect (details on the benefits of mulching overleaf)
• Are there any special features you require? (rear roller for stripes, electric starting, variable speed)

Once you have answered all the questions above, choosing the right mower should be a pleasant and easy experience with a wide range of mowers to choose from with brands such as CobraHusqvarna and STIHL and more available from our 7 depots; whether it’s a rear roller walk-behind, 4 wheel steer ride-on, or a whisper quiet fully autonomous robotic mower!


Natural fertilisers like grass clippings are the modern, intelligent way to keep lawns lush and healthy. With specially designed blades and a deep domed deck, dedicated walk-behind mulching mowers like the Cobra MM51B will ensure the clippings are chopped small enough to be returned to the ground. Dedicated ride-on mulching mowers such as the X350 with it’s 42” deck are also available for larger areas. More frequent mowing will be required when mulching as it is only advisable to take off approximately 1/3 of the grass blade in a single cut to avoid the clippings clumping together.

• 2-3x faster than collecting
• Provides natural fertiliser for the lawn
• No need to waste time emptying a grass box

Walk-behind Lawnmowers

Walk-behind lawnmowers are the perfect solution for small to medium sized gardens. The range starts with models like the STIHL RME 235.0, a quiet but powerful push along battery powered mower ideal for lawns up to the size of a tennis court. This then progresses onto self propelled petrol models such as the Cobra M40SPB, with it’s 4-stroke petrol engine it is capable of maintaining lawns up to approximately two tennis courts. There are also more specialist models such as the Cobra RM53SPH, which is self propelled and also has a full width rear roller to give your lawn that perfect striped finish.

Most of the walk-behind range have optional mulching kits available separately, these contain a special insert for the deck, as well as high lift mulching blades to further reduce the clipping size.

Ride-on Lawn Tractors

For larger gardens (or to save time on a smaller garden) a ride-on lawnmower is the perfect choice, capable of cutting lawns up to the size of a football field with ease. As with the walk-behind mowers, collection, side/rear discharge or mulching options are available.

There are options to cover all requirements, including models with 4 wheel steering like the X584 for areas with obstacles such as trees. There are also features to make life easier for the user, such as hydraulic deck lift, power steering and even cruise control to really make mowing your lawn a hassle free and enjoyable experience.

ZTrack Zero Turn Mowers

When your garden requires the speed and size of a ride-on but demands unsurpassed manoeuvrability, a John Deere Zero-Turn mower is the only choice. With it’s unique handlebar throttle/steering system and caster wheels on the front, the John Deere Z545R is able to turn 360° on the spot, making precision trimming easy. With a forward speeds of up to 14.5km/h and deck sizes up to 122cm/48”, a Zero-Turn mower will have the job finished in record time too.

While the standard configuration for the Zero Turn is side discharge, optional mulching kits and high capacity collection systems are also available for all three models in the range.

Husqvarna Automower®

One of the stars of the Husqvarna Automower® range is the Husqvarna Automower 450X NERA, this quiet and compact battery powered mower has a high capacity Lithium-ion battery, and after mowing your lawn will automatically return to it’s docking station to recharge. Once the boundaries have been set during initial installation the mower will automatically start/stop mowing periodically to keep your lawn at the perfect height, giving you the time to enjoy your weekend with one less task to think about.

• Fully weatherproof, can be left out in all conditions
• Requires no user input after initial installation
• Ultra quiet operation means you’ll barely notice it

Quick size guide: (approximate values)

Tennis Court = 0.10 acre / 400m2 • 1/2 Football Pitch = 0.88 acre / 3550m2 • Football Pitch = 1.76 acres / 7100 m2


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