1) Comparing brands
There are various brands available in the market such as Toro, Lawn-Boy, Honda etc. As a consumer, we always tend to compare and contrast between the various brands especially on the price and difference in functions. Apply this technique or you can approach the sales person for any doubts.
If you are someone who is lazy and hates going out for shopping, you can still obtain information online by reading on the reviews posted online by other consumers.
2) External feature
Pay more attention to the deck especially when the mower is power-operated which means that it will run either on battery, electric or gas. Check out on the type of material that is used for the deck and try to get one that is of stainless steel. Of course it will cost slightly higher but it will be easier to maintain compare to those make of aluminum or plastic.
3) Terrain of lawn
You have been looking at your lawn for the past few years and until now that you have decided to buy a lawn mower tells me that you want to minimize your work load in the lawn. This is the most important factor when choosing the right mower for you because different mowers are accustomed to different terrain conditions.
Suppose if your terrain is light, getting a reel mower is the best choice. However if your terrain is slightly rough, you can consider getting a high wheel mower instead.
4) Size of lawn
I usually categorized 1/2 acres and above lawn to be large and it is best to use a powered lawn mower. Like I mention earlier, there are 3 types of powered lawn mower - battery, gas and electric. Gasoline powered lawn mower is usually better but it is very noisy and not eco-friendly.
There are 2 cycle and 4 cycle gasoline powered lawn mower. The latter consumes lesser fuel and does not pollute the environment as much as the 2 cycle one. If you want to have a little workout during mowing, get one that needs you to stand and vice versa. There is another option whereby you can get one that is controlled using remote control. I have never use it before but it seems fun in my opinion.
If your lawn is small, getting a push type mower is sufficient. You will be able to get an affordable yet quality push mower for slightly above 80 bucks and there are zero maintenance fee since it is not powered. This type of mower is quiet and more environmentally friendly. However, you will need to work slightly harder since this is a manual operated mower.
I know most of you would remember to find one that has warranty but this just act as a reminder. Never buy mower without confirming if there is any warranty attached to it especially for powered ones since problems arise at times.
Hopefully you get a better idea on what to look out for when purchasing a lawn mower. Even with a tight budget, you can still get one that is inexpensive yet still able to aid you in your mowing activity. Browse through the online shopping cart and you might even find one that is cheaper that the retail store. Have fun mowing!
Felix writes on information regarding riding lawn mower as well as other relevant areas of lawn mower
Article provided by Felix Goh