There’s an undeniable satisfaction that comes from mowing your own lawn. It’s the way your father would have done it, and buying the right mower can save you money compared to regularly using a lawn service. But buying a mower can be a daunting task, because it isn’t a matter of simply choosing the “best lawn mower” out there — there are many styles of mower, and each one has its place in a certain kind of yard or for a particular kind of homeowner. Below, we outline the best lawn mowers for every scenario.
If your yard is large enough (about a half-acre) it makes a lot sense to consider a riding mower; a machine like the Troy-Bilt TB30 can dramatically reduce the time you spend in the yard. But for smaller areas, you can choose among electric (corded and cordless) mowers as well as gas models.