The Best Lawnmowers To Buy Now

The Best Lawnmowers To Buy Now


The right lawnmower can prevent cutting the grass from being a really tedious job. From traditional corded mowers to high-tech battery-operated models, here are the ones we rate – and why...


Powered by rechargeable batteries, cordless mowers are flexible and easy to manoeuvre. Since they hold a battery in their body they can be on the heavy side, but are incredibly easy to use and more eco-friendly than petrol models.

Worx Cordless 34cm Lawn Mower, £249.99

This reliable cordless mower boasts six height adjustments, an ‘intellicut’ feature designed specifically for rough patches of grass and a handy battery indicator. A clever 2-in-1 mulch-or-bag option lets you either bag up or mulch your trimmings back into the ground, resulting in minimal mess and a tidy finish.

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EGO Power Plus Brushless Mower LM1700E, £319 (was £329.02)

At just over 20kg, EGO’s battery-operated mower is heavier than some, but it comes with a 42cm cutting width and a quick-charging option that gives you enough juice for 40 minutes of use. There’s also a roomy 55l grass collector at the rear which can be fitted with a mulch plug; headlights that lets you use the mower in low light; and comfy, adjustable handles.

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Bosch 36-650 Cordless Lawn Mower, £499.99

Bosch’s advanced mower is a solid choice for those with larger gardens. One easy-to-use click button allows you to switch between seven different cutting heights, while a smart LeafCollect Blade picks up, shreds and disposes of leftover cuttings. Noise is reduced by up to 60% compared to other mowers thanks to ProSilence Technology that helps balance out acoustics.



Corded mowers are light and quiet, but they need to be plugged into a charging point at all times when in use, meaning they can’t always get to those hard-to-reach areas. Because they don’t need to be recharged after each use, you can just plug in and go.

Flymo Hover Vac 250 25cm Collect Lawnmower, £80

Flymo is well known for its diverse family of lawnmowers, but the Vac 250 is one of our favourites thanks to its 10m power cable and three straightforward cutting heights. It can be folded down to fit into small spaces – making it a solid option for those with little room for storage – and has an easy-to-use safety switch for peace of mind.

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Webb Electric Rotary Mower ER33, £100

Webb’s Rotary Mower comes in at just under £100, making it a reliable and affordable option that offers great value for money. Mains-operated and weighing just 8kg with a 33cm cutting width, it’s a solid choice for small lawns. It boasts a powerful 1300W motor and lever-adjustable blades that allow you to choose from cutting heights between 25mm and 65mm. Its grass collection bag can hold over 35l of trimmings.

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Ryobi RLM3313 33cm Corded Rotary Lawnmower, £90

This corded model features an EasyEdge add-on that draws grass blades in from the side of the mower and into the path of the blade. Choose from five cutting lengths – 20mm to 70mm – and adjust the handles to your height in one quick move before mowing right up to the fence line. After use, simply fold down the handles and collapse the grass catcher to transform it into a compact device that will squeeze into even the smallest of storage spaces.

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Petrol lawn mowers are extra powerful, but they tend to be louder and less environmentally friendly. They also need more maintenance than electric models, with both the petrol and oil supply needing regular checks.

Hyundai HYM530SPER Self Propelled 21in 53cm Electric Start 196cc Petrol Roller Lawnmower, £629.99

For a powerful petrol mower, we rate Hyundai’s self-propelled model. An electric push button makes starting the machine quick and easy, while a 52.5cm cutting width promises to cover larger than average lawns quickly. Choose from five cutting heights and use the roomy 70l grass catcher to collect and dispose of any trimmings as you go. This mower also comes with a garden hose connector to make cleaning the device easy.

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Hayter Spirit 41cm 16in 619 Petrol Autodrive Lawnmower, £479 (was £529)

This lightweight petrol mower is easy to manoeuvre and can help you achieve traditional, smart lawn stripes. It might not look the most high-tech, but it’s robust and reliable, with a cutter blade friction disc, solid rubber tyres and seven height settings controlled by a handy lever. Plus, it’s relatively quiet and comes with a 55l collection bag.

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Mountfield SP41 Petrol Lawnmower, £239 (was £259)

For something that will easily cut through any length of lawn, opt for the SP41. Driven by a forceful engine and with a 39cm blade, five cutting heights and a sturdy yet lightweight polypropylene body, it’s a great choice for medium-sized lawns that need some proper TLC. After use, simply fold down the handles, wipe down the body and pack it away.

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STIHL iMow RMI 422 P, £1,199

For something really easy, opt for a robot lawnmower. Sithl's smart model is fully automated and features a specialised mulching blade, which leaves lawns with zero sign of leftover clippings. It's also equipped with a powerful battery that lasts up to 25 hours and will self-adjust its speed according to the weather, grass length and terrain. It might be expensive, but it's worth it if you want something that works.

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Finally, for something simple that’s ideal for quick touch-ups, opt for a push or hand mower. They’re inexpensive and eco-friendly but, as the name suggests, they rely on manpower so can be tiresome. Choose one with a large collector to ensure you don’t need to empty it halfway through a job.

Whichever type of mower you go for, don’t forget to check…

  • Cutting width. The wider the cutting width, the quicker it can cover your lawn.
  • Collector capacity. A large grass collector means you won’t need to empty it as often, but can result in a heavier device when full.
  • Handles. Make sure they are adjustable to your height and comfortable.
  • Storage. If space is tight, can the handles and/or collecting bag be folded down?

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