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When is the best time to buy a lawn mower?

When is the best time to buy a lawn mower?
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Here’s everything you need to know before you buy your new garden appliance. And whether you opt for one of the best gas lawn mowers, electric mowers, or riding lawn mowers, we’ve got you covered on the best tips to get a great deal.

Although lawn mowers are available to buy all year round, there are certainly times when you’ll have more models to choose from. After all, it’s no good buying your new lawn mower if all the best choices have already sold out. 

Though the availability of lawn mowers is extremely dependent on the seasons, and how often people are thinking of giving their garden a spruce up, price is another thing to factor in. Stores stock more or fewer models depending on the season, which means you’ll want to watch out for both the right timing and price when it comes to making your purchase. Check out our roundup of cheap lawnmower deals to get ahead when it comes to buying your new appliance. 

When is the best time of year to buy a new lawn mower?  

The best time to buy a lawn mower depends on what you are looking for - are you after the newest and most innovative model, or do you want the biggest discount? 

Many gardening enthusiasts believe that there are set months when it’s better to make a lawn mower purchase; these months include the spring and fall months, and that’s because it’s just before and after the main lawn mowing season.

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Which month is best for cheap lawn mowers? 

Every season offers a different range of factors to consider when it comes to buying a new lawn mower. 

Outside of the summer months, lawn mowers are often cheaper to purchase as demand isn’t as high and retailers may be trying to clear old stock ahead of new lawn mowers for the next season. 

In the spring, there tends to be a greater range of makes and models available to choose from but limited discounts available. 

Generally, it is during the Spring months, when most interest tends to build around lawn and garden equipment, and when new models of lawn mowers are released. This means that it’s the spring months when there is the largest range of lawn mower models to choose from. For keen lawn enthusiasts or anyone wanting to purchase a specific make and model of lawn mower, this will be the best time to buy. If you’re after a lawnmower with the newest and most up-to-date features, spring will offer you a better choice. 

However, if you’re looking for a cheap lawnmower, it’s important to note that the newer the model, the higher the price tag. This makes spring a great time for plenty of choice, but not the best time to bag a bargain. 

That being said, just before summer starts, most lawn mower manufacturers will run spring-summer sales, offering a small amount of discount on their lawn mowers but these deals won’t rival the bargains you’ll find after the summer season. 

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The summer months don’t tend to be a great time to purchase a new mower; this is because there’s a limited selection of models available and prices tend to remain high. However, since your old lawn mower might have been stored away throughout the winter and early spring, late spring is normally the first time many people realize their old lawn mower is no longer working. 

If you’re after a high-quality mower at a more affordable price but aren’t fussy about the exact make and model, fall tends to be the best season to make a purchase. Once September arrives, you’ll find that most of the current year’s lawn mower models are available with good deals so that retailers can make room for the incoming new season stock. 

While fall savings are tempting, we’d recommend you don’t buy a lawn mower in the middle of the winter. Due to the grass being too short, you won’t be able to test out your lawn mower properly and by the time spring comes along, your warranty might have expired. 

So, when is the best time to buy a lawn mower? During the spring there’ll be lots of choice when it comes to choosing a new lawn mower, however,  bear in mind that when demand for a product is high, the price will also be high. If you’re keen to keep costs low and bag a bargain, aim to shop for a new lawn mower at the end of the season. 

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If you want a lawn that rivals your neighbors, then check out our article on how to cut your lawn to the best height. Alternatively, get a picture-perfect yard with our advice on how to create lawn stripes.

Article written by Beth Mahoney