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10 of the best lawnmowers

Time to get your lawn tidy and looking fresh and new with our pick of 10 of the best new mowers. From hand-operated to ride-on lawn mowers, we’ve something for lawns of every size.

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The best lawn mowers in 2021

Bosch AHM 38 G Hand Push Cylinder Lawnmower

The best for small gardens (and budgets)

Bosch

£70

Perfect for petite gardens – this lightweight mower is easy to manoeuvre and store away. Being hand-powered has its advantages, for there are no cables, wires or petrol needed. With an impressive 25 litre collecting storage box and three adjustable cutting heights, this is great value for its simple design and excellent functions.

Atco Clipper 20

The best classic style lawnmower

£1,309

If you’re looking to invest in a mower that will last you for many seasons to come, then the Clipper 20 is a brilliant solution. With six steel blades and an adjustable cutting height between 7-30mm, your lawn will achieve the fine finish it deserves. Plus, to really treat your lawn to a manicured look, the included fitted steel front and rear rollers help you achieve classic lawn stripes effortlessly.

Stihl RMA 235 cordless lawnmower

The best for those who want to keep things quiet

Stihl

£399

A brilliant buy for a cordless, quiet electric mower – making it perfect to use in the summer evenings, without disturbing the neighbours. Weighing only 14kg, with an included foldable handlebar and carry handle, it’s lightweight and easy to lift and store away.

Greenworks 48v lawnmower

The best electric mower for battery life

Greenworks

£215

Powered by lithium-ion batteries, this rotary lawnmower has a 36cm blade that can be set to five cutting heights, making it an ideal choice for small to medium-sized lawns. Included battery and charger.

Makita PLM4817 140cc Petrol Mulching Lawnmower

The best for those seeking a fine cut

Makita

£232

A powerful machine with an included mulching mower function, that is perfect for larger gardens. It comes with an eight-stage lever cutting height that’s adjustable between 25-70cm, and its durable steel blade offers a superior cut. The minimal noise and clean exhaust emission are added bonuses to this model.

Husqvarna LC347V Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

The best self-propelled lawnmower

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Coveted brand Husqvarna offer a superior mowing experience. High quality and durable, this self-propelled mower has a recoiled starting method, impressive 163cc engine capacity, and six different cutting positions; ranging from 20-75mm. The 60 litre grass collector makes this a practical solution to mowing larger lawns with ease.

Flymo Turbo Lite 400 Electric Hover Lawnmower

The best lightweight lawnmower

Fly

Compact and practical, this popular hover mower has an impressive 15oow motor that is ideal for cutting medium to large to sized gardens. It’s lightweight and – thanks to being a Flymo which floats on a cushion of air – completely effortless to manoeuvre and control thanks to its dual level handles and 7.5kg weight.

£120

Hyundai HYM510SP 4-Stroke Petrol Lawnmower

The best lawnmower for versatility

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A self-propelled mower with a low emission and minimal noise, the Hyundai HYM5210SP has many top-notch features to boast about. It has a cutting width of 51cm and the height can easily be altered to six positions, thanks to an included adjustable lever. It also has an extra-large 70 litre grass collector. This petrol mower is an ideal choice for medium to large sized gardens.

£424

AL-KO 38.1 HM Comfort Hand Mower

The best lawnmower for simplicity

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Simple and sleek, AL-KO offer a manual hand mower that is easy to use and importantly, comfortable too. Cut your lawn and enjoy a workout at the same time. The five blade spindle moves quietly and without any exhaust emissions, making it perfectly suitable for use in small gardens.

£79

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Mountfield 827m Petrol Mower

The best ride-on lawnmower

Mountfield

Mountfield are the go-to choice for a durable, robust ride-on mower. With a key start engine, reverse function and manual gear box, simply hop on and mow any garden up to 0.75 acres with ease. Other included features are a mulching option, an impressive 150 litre grass collector, 66cm cutting length function – perfect for dense lawns.

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£1,399