The best lawn mower will create the perfect, manicured lawn with even stripes. Whether cordless or corded or even manually powered, look for a lawn mower with a grass bag to catch clippings and help keep your lawn looking nice. Here are several of the best lawn mowers available.
WORX WG779E.2 Cordless Lawn Mower (opens in new tab)
The WORK electric lawn mower runs on two 20V battery packs and comes with dual chargers, so you can power them both up at the same time. There is a battery indicator to let you know when the batteries are getting low, but you do get about 45 minutes’ worth of battery life before needing to recharge. This lawn mower lets you choose between collecting clippings in the include 30 L bag or mulching it back into your lawn.
Bosch Home and Garden Rotary Lawnmower (opens in new tab)
Corded, lightweight mower
The Bosch rotary lawnmower is lightweight and compact, great for smaller gardens. It cuts right up against walls and flower beds using a combing system, so there isn’t a lot of edging to do afterward. It catches and holds up to 31 L of clippings in the attached grass box and is adjustable to cut between 20 and 60 mm high. Because it is lightweight, only 6.6 kg, the Bosch lawn mower is easy to manoevre. This lawn mower isn’t cordless.
Greenworks G40LM35K2X (opens in new tab)
The Greenworks lawn mower is power by a 40 V battery rather than a power cord, so there is no limit to where you can go. It comes with two batteries and a charger, so you can have extra power ready. The clipping bag holds an impressive 40 L while the mower has a 35 cm mow width. The handle is adjustable as is the height of the mower blade. This lawn mower folds up when not in use for space-saving storage.
Einhell GC-HM Hand Lawn Mower (opens in new tab)
This reel push lawn mower is a self-propelled machine, so it doesn’t use any gas or electricity to move. This is the best solution for those who are conscious about the environment, plus it works when gas or electricity isn’t available. The five blades are sharp and cut using a scissor cut action. They are adjustable and can cut grass up to 35 mm. It comes with a catch basket that holds 27 L of grass clippings.
What to look for when buying an electric lawn mower
Most electric mowers are cordless, using a battery pack to power the mower. Typically are built to run for 45 minutes to an hour on a single charge, which is more than enough time for the average-sized lawn to be well and truly cut. Most electric lawn mower batteries only take about 40 minutes to fully charge, though, and it is possible to purchase additional battery packs, so you always have one charged and ready when you need it. Some models already come with two batteries, which make them a great, overall value. The other option, of course, is to get a cabled electric mower, and that is just fine providing you are happy to manipulate the wire while you mow.