Rotary mowers are now almost an industry standard for all but the very finest of lawns. The quality of the finish you get from a rotary mower has massively improved and you can now expect some excellent results from a rotary. For the best finish get a mower with a heavy roller attached to the back which is what will give you the dramatic stripped effect. Four wheeled rotary mowers are also great pieces of kit, you won't get a stripped finish but they are a lot more versatile than roller mowers and generally have a higher cutting height for dealing with longer grass. They are also great in early autumn for easily collecting up light layers of leaves without flattening the grass like a roller mower would. Mulching mowers are now becoming very popular. They work by a rotary blade cutting the grass but they have a closed deck so the grass clippings get mulched up by the blade and then forced back into the lawn. The main benefits with this type of mower are that the mulched grass cuttings act as a fertilizer for your lawn and will provide shade for the soil during hot and dry periods. Mulching mowers will also spare you the tedious task of having to empty the grass box. Now you know a little more about rotary mowers lets at cylinder mowers.
Cylinder mowers are better suited for people who are going to be mowing there lawn on a regular basis, there's no doubt that cylinder mowers will produce a far superior finish than a rotary mower but they are only really suited for cutting short grass. They work by a spinning cylinder blade slicing the grass across a fixed bottom blade. You can buy them in either petrol or electric form; I would advise choosing a petrol version for all but the smallest of lawns. If you're the sort of person that takes great care of there lawn and mows it regularly then a cylinder mower will be perfect for your needs and will give your lawn the best possible finish. The next type of mower I would suggest is the ride on mower.
Even though ride on mowers are still rotary mowers, I believe that they deserve a separate mention. With the increased warming of the climate and a seemingly longer growing season each year, your lawn will be actively growing for longer periods of the year, so a ride on mower could be the perfect choice to make your life easier. I would advise against buying a cheap ride on mower as they probably won't be very user friendly and won't give your lawn a great finish. The best thing I'd advise is to work out your budget and then look for reviews of the best ride on mowers to fit your budget.
I hope this article has helped you with you choice of mower and things are now a little clearer as to what type of mower you need for your garden.
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