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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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It’s peak lawn mowing season, but does that also make it the best time to buy a lawn mower? We’ve broken down the timings so that you can get a new garden appliance for the best possible price, without sacrificing any essential features in your trimmer. That’s because even though mowers are available all year round, there are definitely better times than others to pick one up. 

Before you start making major decisions about when to purchase your lawn mower, make sure you’ve established which model is best for you. If you have a smaller to medium-sized yard, then one of the best electric lawn mowers is bound to be a good fit, with cordless models that allow you to get as far into your garden as you need. 

Even if you have a larger garden, and fancy one of the best riding lawn mowers, then sustainable options are available in the form of battery-powered mowers that can easily get your garden looking pristine. And if you’re set on continuing with one of the best gas lawn mowers, then there are plenty of choices to choose from for difficult-to-manage yards too. 

While the time of year is crucial to snapping up the best possible lawn mower, it’s also worth factoring in price to make sure you’re not left out of pocket. 

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

The central question when it comes to the best time of year to buy a lawn mower is whether you’re after the newest and most innovative model, or whether you want the biggest discount. The hotspots throughout the year for lawn mowers are definitely in spring and fall, but times for you will vary depending on what your priorities are.

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Which month is best for cheap lawn mowers? 

Each season has a different range of factors to take into consideration when it comes to purchasing a new lawn mower. Directly after the summer months, it’s likely that you’ll be able to find a good deal, as stockists try to sell their last models, as well as when new mowers are being discounted before peak season hits. This off-season lull is the perfect time to swoop in on an affordable lawn mower if you want to save some cash. We’d recommend checking our guide to cheap lawn mower deals to find the latest price cuts. 

On the other hand, in the spring there tends to be a greater range of makes and models available to choose from but limited discounts available. That’s because springtime is when most interest tends to build around lawn and garden equipment, and when new models of lawn mowers are released. So, if you’re a real lawn enthusiast, and have a specific make and model in mind, then this will be the best time to buy, as stocks will be nicely replenished.

However, if you’re looking for a cheap mower, 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. 

If you need a new lawn mower immediately, the bad news is that the summer months tend not to be a great time to purchase one. In peak mowing season, models tend to be more limited and prices remain high due to increased demand. 

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, as retailers are making room for the upcoming season’s stock. 

While fall savings are tempting, we’d recommend you don’t buy a lawn mower in the middle of the winter either. 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, to recap on 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 model, but 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 as the fall comes in. 

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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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Article written by Beth Mahoney   

Sophie is Home Editor at Top Ten Reviews. Starting off her career in print journalism, Sophie then moved to digital and now specializes in lifestyle, home interiors and social media. While she has scooped awards for her journalism, Sophie likes to whip up a storm in the kitchen when she's not writing.