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Choosing the right lawnmower for your lawn can save you or cost you money.
Here are a few tips to help you select the best mower for your needs.
Rotary mowers are the most common type of machine at the moment, as alot of people nowadays don't have as much time to care for their lawns as is required with a cylinder mower, so a rotary mower is the machine of choice when regluar cutting is not always possible, or when the lawn is bumpy or uneven.
There are 2 types of rotary mowers, ones with 4 wheels and ones with rear rollers.
4 Wheeled Mowers
The machines with 4 wheels were designed as rough cut machines, to be used on very rough or uneven ground such as orchards or where you would like the grass to remain long but tidy after it was cut. They are now more refined to give a tidy finish to the lawn but without giving stripes.
Roller Rotary Mowers
The machines with rear rollers have been designed to give a finish to the lawn as near as possible to a cylinder mower but still having the robustness of a machine able to cope with uneven ground of long grass.
With the ability to leave stripes and cope with long grass these machines are very popular but more expensive than 4 wheeled rotary mowers.
Both, 4 wheeled and rear roller rotary mowers are available as petrol or electric models.
Petrol mowers will be needed for larger gardens or if the grass is usually very long at the time of cutting.
Electric mowers are best suited to smaller gardens on grass that is cut about twice a week or so.