Lawnmower Buying Guide

Well, summer is starting to wind down, and that means the back-to-school sales are kicking into high gear. But if you pay close attention to all those places in the department store (say, Lawn & Garden) you’ve been ignoring since the spring planting season, you’ll notice that clearance sales are also starting to pop up. That means over the next month or so, things like lawn mowers are going to be selling off at ridiculously low prices. After all, who buys a lawnmower in the fall anyway?

If you’re looking out to buy a lawnmower to take care of your lawn or would simply want to buy one to replace your old workhorse, there are several things that you have to consider.

We have listed them down below for your quick reference.

1. Consider the size of your lawn

– this is one thing you have to keep in mind when buying a mower. The size of your lawn will pretty much decide what kind of mower you’ll get for yourself.

And while there are honest salesmen out there, knowing what your specific needs are keep you from getting scammed by unscrupulous ones.

2. Human power, electricity or fuel?

– it is also important to be familiar with the different types of lawnmowers according to their power needs. Human-powered ones are earth-friendly (they produce no emissions) but they are more labor-intensive.

Meanwhile, electric-powered ones also don’t produce any harmful emissions but may be more expensive. Finally, fuel-powered mowers are more common although they produce emissions that would otherwise be harmful to humans and the environment.

3. Money matters

– whether you like it or not, your budget will always be a deciding factor when buying a lawnmower, or anything for that matter. So keep in mind how much you will be willing to spend before even hitting the store.

This prevents you from overspending because of impulse buying. But then again, no matter how much money you have, you are always sure to get the value out of your lawnmower. With a typical lifespan of over a decade, a mower is always a good investment.