The Lawn Mower Guide: Everything You Need to Know

By Dawn Carter

A lawn mower (also known as mower, grass cutter or lawnmower) is a machine utilizing one or more revolving blades to cut a grass surface to an even height.

1. Types of Lawn Mowers
2. Lawn Mowers Fuel Type
3. Buying Guide
4. Lawn Mower Brands
5. Stores and Deals

1. Types of Lawn Mowers

Push Lawn Mowers

Push Mowers are ideal for flat yards under ¼ acre. Their cutting deck ranges from 20-22 inches. Push mowers, in general, allow you to direct the mower whichever way you want, manually.

Push Lawn Mowers
Self Propelled Lawn Mowers

Self-Propelled Mowers are perfect for yards up to ¾ acre. Self-propelled mowers can be front-, rear- or all-wheel drive. Front wheel drive models are ideal for flat lawns. Rear wheel drive mowers are most effective when used with a bagger since the weight of the bag can sometimes cause the front end to rise as the bag fills ups.

Reel Lawn Mowers
Riding Lawn Mowers

If your lawn is larger than ¾ acres you may want to consider a Riding Lawn Mower.

Field Mowers
Robotic lawn mowers

Robot lawn mowers are becoming more popular these days and a lot more affordable, though still not cheap, comparing to a decade ago. The price is generally between $500 to $1500 and up. Some of best automowers includes:

  • Husqvarna Automower 310
  • Husqvarna Automower 430X
  • McCulloch Rob S600
  • Gardena Smart Sileno Life
  • Honda Miimo 310
  • Wolf Garten Loopo M1000

2. Lawn Mowers Fuel Type

  • Gasoline (petrol)
  • Corded Electric
  • Battery
  • Manual

3. Buyer’s Guide

Size of your yard

Cutting Height

Cutting Width

Rear Wheel Height


4. Lawn Mower Brands

Here are the best brands and their most popular products you can choose from.

  • Husqvarna
  • Honda
  • TORO
  • Cub Cadet
  • Troy-Bilt
  • Craftsman
  • John Deere
  • Snapper
  • Black+Decker
  • Ego

5. Stores and Deals

  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Tractor Supply
  • Ace Hardware