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How to Choose the Right Lawn Mower for Your Yard

If you don’t search, you’ll not find the best gas lawn mower to have a healthy lawn at home. More than that, these wonderful tools for gardening works for an unlimited period of time without your intervention.

If you’re here, probably you want to spend less time cutting the grass and more on drinking coffee and beer. You’re lucky. In this post, you’ll find top 16 most advanced gas lawn mowers available on the market. For each mower I’ll explore the most important features like navigation, working area, or the operating mode.

  1. Snapper 12AVB2A2707 21″ Self Propelled Gas Powered Mower with Side Discharge, Mulching, Rear Bag and Rear High Wheel, Dual-lever Height Adjustment with 6 Cutting Positions
  2. Earthwise 50214 14-Inch 8-Amp Side Discharge/Mulching Corded Electric Lawn Mower
  3. Lawn-Boy 17734 21-Inch 6.5 Gross Torque Kohler Electric Start XTX OHV, 3-in-1 Discharge Self Propelled Lawn Mower
  4. EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower – 4.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit
  5. Sun Joe MJ401C 14-Inch 28-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower
  6. Poulan Pro 961320098 Poulan Pro 961320093 PR550N21RH3 Briggs 550ex Side Discharge/Mulch/Bag 3-in-1 Hi-Wheel Push Mower in 21-Inch Deck, 11-inch wheels
  7. McLane 20-Inch 4.0 HP Honda Gas Powered Self-Propelled 7-Blade Front-Throw Reel Mower With Grass Catcher
  8. Lawn Mower Wheels Murray 21″ Low with 450 Series Engine, Red
  9. Yard Machines 140cc 20-Inch Push Mower
  10. 21 in. Walk-Behind Manual Push Gas Mower with KOHLER 675OHV Engine
  11. Husqvarna 7021P 21-Inch 160cc Honda GCV160 Gas Powered 3-N-1 Push Lawn Mower With High Rear Wheels
  12. Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag
  13. Poulan Pro 961120134 PR500N21SH Briggs 500ex Side Discharge/Mulch 2-in-1 Hi-Wheel Push Mower in 21-Inch Deck, 11-inch wheels
  14. Lawn-Boy 17732 21-Inch 6.5 Gross Torque Kohler XTX OHV, 3-in-1 Discharge Rear Wheel Drive Self Propelled Lawn Mower
  15. WORX 14-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower with Easy-Start Feature, Removable Battery, and Grass Collection Bag – WG775
  16. Troy-Bilt TB220 159cc 21-inch FWD Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Spring is officially here, which means your lawn needs some tending to. If you’re confused about what type of mower you need or you’re just looking to justify the cost of upgrading, read on.

Personal preference and budget play a pivotal role for many people when it comes to mowing their lawn. Some people view it as a therapeutic workout and don’t mind pushing a mower for two hours, while others consider it a chore to be finished as quickly as possible.

However, the type of lawn mower you need will largely be determined by three factors: the size of your lawn, level of terrain (flat or hilly), and the number and type of obstacles (trees, flower beds, etc.).

Gas or electric: Gas mowers have longer runtime and offer more power than electric, but they can be messy and require more maintenance than their electric counterparts. You can spend $100-$400 or more on a quality gas mower, too.

Electric mowers can be corded or cordless and are much cleaner to operate than gas, but unless you have two batteries (for cordless), there is always a chance you could run out of juice. Of course, with a corded model you’re limited by the length of your cord, which can be a nuisance to mow around.

Greenworks is introducing an 80-volt cordless mower this Spring that offers 45 minutes of runtime. But most cordless mowers are 40-volt (like the Kobalt shown above) and under and are best suited for a ¼ acre or less. Corded units run $200 and up, while cordless mowers are in the $300-$400 range.

Push or self-propelled: If self-propelled, is it two or all wheel drive? All-wheel drive will provide more assistance going up inclines but they are heavier and can be more difficult to maneuver.

This Poulan Pro model is a compact push mower that only weighs 51 lbs. and is ideal for small flat yards and cutting around flower beds, but for larger yards with inclines, a self-propelled mower like the Lawn Boy from Toro will get the job done faster and with less effort.

Cutting type: Walk-behind mowers deal with grass clippings in one of three ways: side discharge, which distributes the clippings back onto the lawn; mulching, which cuts the clippings into very fine pieces which break down and release nutrients back into the soil; and bagging, which collects clippings into a bag which is disposed of with yard waste. Some mowers like the Husqvarna 5521P offer all three cutting options.

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