How to Choose a Lawn mower

How to Choose a Lawnmower (if Your Rabbit isn’t Up to the Job!)

Rabbits make great lawnmowers – but unless you have a horde of them they probably won’t get the entire job done evenly! I’ve had several requests for a post about how to choose a lawnmower, so I thought it was about time I got around to it.

Please note: it can be bad for rabbits to eat freshly cut grass, as the clippings are affected by the blades in a way that isn’t good for their digestive system.

Choose a Power Type

Lawnmowers can be classed in several different ways:

  • Rotary lawnmowers are the most versatile, as they can cut grass on uneven surfaces. They are probably the best for the average family home.
  • Cordless lawnmowers, such as this Bosch battery lawn mower, are becoming more and more popular as battery technology improves. They can also be powered by petrol if you need a stronger engine.
  • Cylinder lawnmowers are a great choice if your lawn is kept short and on an even surface.
  • However lawnmowers move just above your grass, which makes them easier to push and better for people with disabilities.

Your Garden Size

It’s probably not a surprise to hear that the size of your garden is probably the biggest factor when choosing a lawnmower. Small gardens can be well-serviced by battery models. But for medium or large options, you’ll at least want to consider getting a more powerful petrol model.

Other Tips

  • Many lawnmowers need to be pushed. More expensive options, however, may be self-propelled. While this probably isn’t necessary for small gardens, it can be a relief to not be required to push your lawnmower around a large area of grass.
  • Do you like the striped effect you see on football pitches and ornamental lawns? For this, you’ll need a roller on the back of the machine to flatten the grass in the direction you’re moving.
  • The capacity of the mower is also important. If it’s too small, you’ll need to stop an empty it which can be annoying.

So there you have it – a brief guide to choosing a lawn mower. If you have any questions, just ask!

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