Which Mower Is Best For You?

Which Mower Is Best For You?

With such a large variety of mowers and models available it’s no surprise that many people feel lost when it comes to deciding which mower to get. Depending on your requirements and your personal preferences there can be a variety of lawnmowers available for you including different types such as ride-ons or Automowers. We have compiled a handy guide for those who don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing the right lawnmower. For a more in-depth read, Popular mechanics article on choosing the right mower in regards to push or ride-ons is incredibly detailed and worth the read.


One of the primary considerations when it comes to choosing the right lawnmower is the size of the Garden/Area as well as how often it needs cut. Maybe you have been using a walk behind mower but are tired of covering a large area and would like a change? Below is an infographic created to aid in this with recommendations of specific models which would be suitable for different areas of lawn. Of course, this list is not exhaustive and there are a majority of machine which would be suitable.



What to Consider

However, size is not the only defining factor. Other characteristics or factors which might need to be brought into the consideration pool include:

  • Grass type

Some grass can be thicker and harder to cut than others or the exact opposite, your lawn may be prone to bare spots.

  • Slope of lawn

Not every garden is built the same and so shape alongside gradient can be different, this would need to be taken into consideration for example if looking for an Automower, their ability to handle gradient changes per model or if you are set on a larger mower a walk behind may not be the best choice unless you want to get a workout in at the same time, a self-propelled mower would be more suitable.

  • Use of lawn

Both the activity and the frequency. This can determine if there is often items or foliage left on the ground which may make the environment unsuitable for an Automower.

  • Personal ability

This refers to your own ability be it time wise or physical ability wise to use the machinery, if you are unable to push a lawnmower then perhaps a ride-on it better suited, or if you simply don’t have the time to mow the lawn then an Automower is a valid option.

  • Personal preference of how you want your lawn to look

This will dictate what features you will be looking for in a lawnmower, do you want a clipping free lawn or a mulching mower to distribute cuttings to act as a natural fertilizer or are you looking for the popular striped lawn look? Then a roller or cylinder mower is the answer.


Cordless VS Petrol

Perhaps a walk behind mower is the right fit for you, before you dive into the specifics of what you are looking for, you have to decide which side to be on in the current cordless vs petrol battle. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, listed below to aid in your own decision making

For a more in-depth look into the benefits of cordless and why people are now making the switch due to the improvements in battery powered tools then check out our previous blog post.



Once you have a better idea of the type of mower you’re looking for and your requirements it begins to get more complex when you begin to look at details like model specifications. The simplest way if you aren’t familiar with these is to phone up and get an expert to help. At Gammies our sales experts can help in finding the right model for you once you know what you’re looking for, so don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01307 468 556.

Alternatively, if you are knowledgeable in this area then you can look at comparisons on brand sites such as Honda or Husqvarna where you can directly compare two or more products to identify which specifications are a direct match to your requirements.