The Quiet and Efficient Electric Lawnmower.

There really are very few reasons to choose a petrol lawnmower these days, in fact the only really good one I can think of is if you want to stay fit. If you do get a manual lawnmower and use people power, cheaper than a workout at the gym and just as effective.

Maintaining a good healthy lawn, requires pretty regular trimming, make sure that your lawnmower cuts to a really good length. You’ll find that anything over 3 inches tends to look a little unkempt, I always keep mine at 2 inches which looks great. Make sure your lawnmower can cut to this lentgh not all can – I’m looking at you hover mowers !

The best electric lawnmower have a decent amount of cable allowing you to reach all areas of your lawn. If your lawn is very long and awkward – say with loads of trees or large shrubs on it, then you should think twice and perhaps narrow your choices. An electric lawnmower with a cable is not usually a problem unless you have a situation like above. A few trees in the lawn can make it much more difficult to cut the lawn as the cable tends to get snagged a lot.

In this case I’d advice looking at the battery operated lawnmowers such as the Bosch LI range or going back to a simple petrol mower. The battery mowers are wonderful to use but you will find them a little more expensive than the standard electric lawnmower.

Here’s some reasons to buy an electric lawnmower.

1) Cleaner : they really are much cleaner and more environmental friendlier. You may be surprised to hear that some 2 stroke petrol lawnmower are generating up to three times as much pollution as a car!

2) Your ears : the noise level of your average electric lawnmower is much less that a petrol mower. In fact in some areas resident committees and associations have banned the use of petrol mowers in order to cut down on noise polution in their areas.

3) Easier to look after – the routine maintenance of electric mowers is very simple. Just maintain the blades by sharpening and keeping them clean and lubriacted and thats all you need to do. The mower will start quickly and easily and there’s no pre-flight check that you sometimes feel you need with petrol mowers !