For anyone who has a garden with a grassy area, lawn mowers are an essential piece of equipment needed to keep your lawn looking neat and tidy. An overgrown lawn is not only an eyesore, but is not practical, especially if you have children who play in the garden. There are many types of lawn mower available, with a wide range of prices to choose from. There are many factors to be considered before you actually purchase your mower.

The type of lawn mower you select will depend largely upon the size of your garden, the type of grass, the shape and the amount of time you are happy to spend caring for the garden. There are three main types of lawn mowers available: hover, rotary and cylinder. For anyone who has a garden which is small to medium sized, with plenty of wear and tear such as children playing, a hover mower is a suitable tool to keep your grass trim. A hover mower literally hovers above the grass, which is why they are generally lightweight. As the handle folds on most models, you can hang them from the wall in a shed or storage space. This type of grass cutter is suitable for awkward shapes and sloping areas which may prove difficult for other types of mower.

A cylinder mower is perfect for a well-kept lawn which is on a level surface. A fine, really short cut can be achieved with cylinder lawn mowers, with the option of rollers to create stripes. This mower is suitable for a garden which is kept free from any heavy duty wear and tear, and always required to look presentable. A box is usually an option to collect grass clippings, maintaining the neat and tidy appearance.

Rotary lawn mowers are available as either manual push mowers or self-propelled models. For a larger garden, a self-propelled mower will save you time and energy. This type of mower is versatile, suited to all shapes and sizes of garden and types of turf.

For a very large garden or piece of land, a petrol mower is easier, faster and much safer, as you dont have the trailing electric cables. Whichever lawn mowers you decide to purchase, it is advisable to visit a reputable store where you will receive advice if required. You will also want to receive reassurance that the lawn mower will last for a lengthy period of time, reducing your financial outlay. Here at Wickes, we have lawn mowers for all types of garden, whether small or large. Many people have a personal preference for a certain type of mower, which is why we stock several types. It is also imperative to consider safety with any garden power tool, creating the need for a RCD adaptor to keep you safe whilst cutting the grass.

Caring for your lawn mowers will ensure that they stay in good working order for many years. A specially made brush can be purchased to keep the blades free of grass cuttings and the motor free of debris. A good quality lawn mower from a reputable store will last for many years, so it is important to choose a model which will suit your circumstances.

Emma writes articles on Home Improvement, including tips on Lawn Mowers. and how to get the best out of your Wickes DIY.

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