9 Best Lawn Mowers for UK Gardens in 2020 (March 2020 Review)

We’ll take a look at the best lawn mowers in the UK for 2020

There are some things to consider before buying a  lawn mower. We compare the height of cut, the size of the grassbox, the power source  and the cost of the lawn mower, to give you an overview of the best lawn mowers on the market in the UK in 2020.

 

The best Lawn Mowers on the UK market in one easy overview:

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Product

Features

  • Great for all garden sizes
  • Cutting width of 42cm
  • Large 50L grassbox
  • 2x 36V Lithium Ion Batteries included
  • 38cm Cutting Width
  • Height of cut 30-80mm
  • 35L grassbox
  • 2 36V Lithium Batteries
  • 51cm Cutting Width
  • Height of cut 25-75mm
  • 65L grassbox
  • IC175V 173cc OHV 4 Stroke Engine
  • 30cm Cutting Width
  • Height of cut 25-65mm
  • 30L grassbox
  • 40V Li-ion Battery
  • 34cm Cutting Width
  • Height of cut 20-70mm
  • 30L grassbox
  • 2x 20V Batteries
  • Lightweight
  • Manoeuvrable
  • Rear Roller for striped finish
  • 40V  Lithium Ion Battery
  • Unique combs cut right up to the edge
  • Height of cut 20-70mm
  • Large 40L grassbox
  • Ideal for small to medium gardens
  • Light and easy to use
  • Easy to remove grass box
  • 5 cutting settings
  • Ideal for medium to large gardens
  • Ideal for small to medium sized gardens
  • 10 Metre Cord
  • Single lever height adjustment
  • light and easy to use

Detailed Lawn Mower Reviews:

Bosch Rotak 36-660 Cordless Battery Lawn Mower

Features

  • ProSilence Technology
  • Great for larger gardens
  • Runs on Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Collects leaves and cuts grass

Rating

Bosch Rotak 36-660 Cordless Battery Lawn Mower

If you have a large garden and you want a machine which is robust but quiet, then this is the lawn mower for you.

Not only does it cut grass at 7 different length settings, it also collects leaves, so you will be using this machine all year round.

While its weight comes in at 16.5 kg it’s still easy to manoeuvre.

It comes with a massive 50 litre grass bag means you can just get on with the job.

This lawn mower also comes with 2 Lithium-Ion batteries so you can have one charging while you have the other on the go.

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Cordless Lawn Mower  is not the cheapest lawn mower on the market, but we believe that you get what you pay for.  And in our opinion,  this machine definitely gives you a lot of ‘bang for your buck!’

Black and Decker Lithium-Ion Lawn Mower

Features

  • Rotary/ Metal blade
  • Great for larger gardens
  • Runs on Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Charge indicator

Rating

Black and Decker Lithium-Ion Lawn Mower

This cordless lawn mower is perfect for larger gardens.

Two Lithium-Ion batteries with charge indicators are included and with the strong blades, you will have cut your lawn cut in no-time!

The grass bag (at 35 litres) is not quite as large as we would like it, but this lawn mower comes at a great price so we believe that evens it out.

You can adjust the cutting height to six settings, between 30mm and 80mm.

The weight of the lawn mowers capable of dealing with large gardens are generally higher than small garden counterparts. The weight of this Black and Decker is 16.2kg.

And with sound reduction techniques to top it off, we believe the Black and Decker Lithium-Ion Lawn Mower is a great model for any large lawn.

 

Hyundai HYM510SP 4 Stoke Petrol Lawn Mower

Features

  • 139cc 4 stroke Petrol Engine
  • Self propelled rear wheal drive
  • Mulching cutting option
  • Fantastic for all sized gardens

Rating

Hyundai HYM510SP 4 Stoke Petrol Lawn Mower

If you are looking for a versatile lawn mower than this is the one.

The economical 139cc 4 stoke low emission petrol engine is easy to start, thanks to the CDI ignition system.

With Cut and Collect, Cut and Drop, Side Discharge and Mulching cuttion options, this really is a dream machine!

The 70 litre grass bag makes it one of the largest grass collection options on the market.

The simple single lever makes it easy to adjust the cutting height, which ranges in 6 settings from 25mm to 75mm.

Petrol lawn mowers are heavier than most other types of mower and this one weighs in at a hefty 34kg.

The Hyundai HYM510SP 4 Stoke Petrol Lawn Mower is easy to clean thanks to the fitted garden hose connection.

Overall, we think this is a fantastic lawn mower for gardens of all sizes. It is competitively  priced for a strong and sturdy machine that will last for years to come.

Flymo Mighti-Mo 300Li Cordless Battery Lawn Mower

Features

  • Powered by a 40V Li-Ion battery
  • Battery + Charger included
  • Great for small to medium gardens
  • Metal Blades

Rating

Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 Li Cordless Battery Lawn Mower

This is a great lawn mower for a small to medium sized garden and can cut a full tennis court sized garden on one battery charge.

The 40V  Li-Ion battery takes 120 minutes to fully recharge and it’s recommended to fully charge the battery before use.

You can choose from 5 different cutting heights, ranging from 30mm to 65mm.

This is one of the lightweight mowers at 9.9kgs.

The grass collection bag is a reasonable 30 Litres which is fine for the lawn size the mower is designed for.

The Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 Li Cordless Battery Lawn Mower is easy to use, light and gets the job done!

Worx WG77 9E.2 Cordless Battery Lawn Mower

Features

  • Dual Battery 2x 20V batteries
  • Both batteries can be charged at once
  • Automatic speed adjustment
  • Cuts grass close to the edges

Rating

Worx WG77 9E.2 Cordless Battery Lawn Mower

This is a great lawn mower for a small to medium size gardens.

As it uses the 2 x 20V batteries at the same time, which means you get extra power and runtime.

This grass cutter comes with intellicut technology, which adjusts its speed and power depending on the grass conditions.

We think that’s pretty cool!

The Worx is efficient at cutting dense grass and it cuts close to the edges.

The cutting heights have a great range, from 20mm to 70mm and the total weight of the lawn mower is just 12 kgs.

It comes with a 30 Litre grass collection box which is not massive, but just right for this machine.

Overall the Worx WG77 9E.2 Cordless Battery Lawn Mower is a nice machine with good technology.

And as an extra bonus: If you have other Worx machinery, the batteries are interchangeble, which is super handy!

Yard Force Cordless Lawn Mower with Lithium Ion Battery

Features

  • Powerful and light weight
  • 40V Lithium-ion battery
  • Rear Roller
  • Level indicator on grass bag

Rating

Yard Force Cordless Lawn Mower with Lithium-Ion Battery

This lightweight and manoeuvrable lawn mower is great for smallto medium sized gardens.

The 40V battery will give you enough time to cut the lawn without worrying about running out of power.

We love the rear roller this gives that awesome ‘lined effect’ on your lawn.

This lawn mower has a 32cm cutting width and 5 cutting heights, ranging from 20mm to 60mm.

This is the lightest weight mower at just 10.5 kgs

Though 30 litres is nothing special as a size for a grass collection bag, we like the full level indicator and that it’s capable of compacting grass, meaning less emptying.

To sum up, the Yard Force Cordless Lawn Mower with Lithium-Ion Batteries is pretty much the same as most lawn mowers in this price class, however we like the extras this lawn mower has, like the rear roller and the level indicator on the grass bag.

Bosch Rotak 36 R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

Features

  • Electric and light weight
  • Great for small to medium gardens
  • Easy storage
  • Cuts right up to the edge

Rating

Bosch Rotak 36 R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

This is a lightweight and manoeuvrable lawn mower which is perfect for small to medium sized gardens.

This is an electric rotary mower with an integrated rear roller for great effect. The 1400W motor gives great strength and power.

We love how well it folds down for easy storage and at 12 kgs it’s easy to handle.

The grass collection box is large for the price,  at 40 litres. It also has a carry handle to make emptying even easier.

This lawn mower has a 36cm cutting width and the cutting height ranges from 20mm to 70mm.

In conclusion we like the Bosch Rotak 36R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower as it is well priced for the area it can cover and is powerful though light weight.

Webb WEER33 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

Features

  • Great for small to medium garden
  • Competitively priced
  • Lightweight at 8.8kg
  • Easy to use with single leaver adjustment handle

Rating

Webb WEER33 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

 

If you are looking for an inexpensive and light lawn mower for a smallish area, than the Webb WEER33 is a great choice.

This electric lawn mower with a cable lenght of 10 metres is ideal for a small to medium sized garden.

The grassbox has  a nice capacity of  35 Litres and this lawnmower has a strong 1300 watts motor.

The height of cut is adjustable with a single lever adjustment(25-65mm), which makes it easy to use and it has a cutting width of 33cm.

At just 8.8 kgs it is very lightweight.

Overall, if you have a small garden and you are looking for a good machine for the price, then the Webb WEER33 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower  is a great option.

 

 

Our Opinion

Our favourite lawn mower for a small to medium sized garden the Yard Force Lawn Mower.

However for the large lawns out there, the Bosch Advanced Rotak 36-600 is a must have!

 

Why and how often should you mow the lawn?

Grass needs several things to grow. Sunshine, warmth, water and nutrients in the soil. If these factors are there at the same time, there’s a big chance that your grass will shoot up!

However, on a rainy spell which is cold and cloudy, your grass will stay more or less as it is, as it will in a dry hot spell!

So as a rule of thumb, the more moderate the weather, the longer the grass. 

Most people like a nice short neat trimmed lawn. So when the dandilions and daisies are on show, you know it’s time to get the lawn mower out!

How often vs how short - the ⅓ rule

More important than how often you mow your lawn, is how short you mow it. 

Manually raise the blades to make sure you don’t cut off more than ⅓ in any one cutting session. Its better to adjust the blade settings on your lawnmower and cut the grass over several weeks, than cutting it too short in one go.

Your grass will go yellow and won’t like you anymore!

Should I take the weight of the lawnmower into consideration?

Lightest manual lawn mowers are around 6.5 kgs

Petrol lawn mowers are heavier.

The Hyundai HYM510SP 4 Stoke Petrol Lawn Mower in our review is a healthy 34 kgs!

It makes sense to decide for yourself how much weight you are comfortable being able to push around your garden.

Or choose a self propelled lawn mower which will do the hard work for you.

You also need to consider being able to put the lawn mower in storage when it’ not in use. If you need to carry it somewhere, you might want to consider a lighter model.

What is the difference between a self propelled and a push lawn mower

A push lawn mower is a smaller lawn mower which needs to be pushed over your lawn.

These are cheaper and really only suitable for small gardens (unless you love a good workout!)

The self propelled lawn mowers make you life easier and all you really need to do is steer the machine.

These are very well suited for large lawns and for steep or uneven lawns.

Should I take the weight of the lawnmower into consideration?

Lawn mowers tend to differ considerately in weight and we believe it is certainly something to take into account before you buy.

As expected the lighter lawn mowers tend to be the ones suitable for smaller gardens. The more the lawn mower can handle, the heavier they tend to become.

The leightest manual lawn mowers start at about 6.5 kgs

Petrol lawn mowers are heavier. The Hyundai HYM510SP 4 Stoke Petrol Lawn Mower in our review is a healthy 34 kgs!

 

It makes sense to decide for yourself how much weight you are comfortable being able to push around your garden.

Or choose a self propelled lawn mower which will do the hard work for you. 

You also need to consider being able to put the lawn mower in storage for when not in use. If you need to carry it somewhere, you might want to consider a lighter model.

What is a mulching lawn mower?

A mulching lawn mower is super handy for 3 reasons, but before we get to that, let me tell you how they work.

When you mow the lawn, the grass is normally collected in a grass bag or box which is attached to the lawn mower. When the bag or box is full you empty it (preferably on a compost heap).

A mulcher on the other hand doesn’t have this box or bag. Instead when you are cutting the lawn, grass is pulled in the machine and cut in very small pieces. These are then released back onto the lawn and no grass is collected at all.

So the first obvious benefit is the time and hassle you save by not having to empty the collection bag. 

The second benefit is that (unless you use a compost heap or a garden shredder) you don’t fill up collection trucks with grass which can be composted super easy in your own garden.

The last benefit is that it’s actually good for the health of your lawn! 

The Hyundai HYM510SP 4 Stoke Petrol Lawn Mower in our review is a fantastic  mulching lawn mower.

Is the body of lawn mower important?

The body of the lawn mower is called the cutting deck and it is often made of plastic.

Sometimes these could be made from aluminium alloy or steel, but these lawn mowers are more expensive and used for very big gardens or by professional gardeners.

The plastic tends to be very strong and if the mower is stored in a spacious area, it will be sufficient for most people. 

The cutting deck of the lawn mower is there to protect you from the blades underneath, so it’s important to look after it and avoid it getting damaged. 

 

What are the best lawn mower brands on the market in 2020

Our review has two Bosch and two Flymo lawn mowers listed.

While we don’t think they are the only brands which make fanstastic lawn mowers, we do think they’re special.

We have also found that different brands are right for different reasons, all depending on what you are expecting from your lawn mower.

Black and Decker has the reputation of quality and durability.

Hyundai is great for petrol engines.

Worx is a great option if you have more powertools from the same brand as the batteries are interchangable.

Flymo lawnmowers are light and perfect for smaller gardens, making it often the first lawnmower of many people. The Flymo lawnmowers are hoover mowers, which create a cushion of air between the lawn mower and the grass, making it very manoeuvreable and  easy to use. 

 

What sort of price should I be looking at?

The price of lawn mowers varies. The prices are based on whether a mower is  wired/wireless, how long the battery life is, and the engine capacity.

We have reviewed many lawn mowers based on their strength and durability compared to their price. 

We have found that the cheapest lawn mowers are the manual lawn mowers. These are often under £100.

Then you have the light weight mowers suitable for small gardens. These range from roughly £70 to £250

The more expensive lawn mowers tend to be very good quality and durable. These are the petrol lawn mowers as well as lawn mowers with strong engines and large capacity. These are often £250 and up.

In our opinion the price is not really the only thing you should consider when choosing a lawn mower.

Of course you don’t want to pay more than you should, but often the price is reflected in the quality and dureabilty you receive as well.

So other things to consider are:

Is the lawn mower….

  • wired/cordless
  • a manual or a self propelled mower
  • powered via mains/batteries/petrol
  • comfortable to handle

What is the….

  • power of the engine
  • material of the cutting deck
  • grass bag size
  • brand

Does the lawn mower have….

  • mulching settings
  • accessories
  • guarantees

Decide what is important to you and find the lawn mower which ticks all the boxes for you!

Which lawn mower is best for your grass?

There are different types of lawn mower on the market:

  • Hover Lawn Mowers

  • Rotary Lawn Mowers

  • Cylinder Lawn Mowers

  • Electric Lawn Mowers

Read more on the differences between these lawn mowers here

Hoover Lawn Mowers

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Rotary Lawn Mowers

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Cylinder Lawn Mowers

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Electric Lawn Mowers

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