Is An Electric Lawn Mower Right For You?

Electric lawn mowers are a popular choice with homeowners, but before you opt for this type of lawn mower, you should consider whether it's the right choice for you based on the size of your lawn and your lifestyle. There are several types of electric lawn mowers, and they often come with the ability to adjust the blade height to allow you to tackle long grass or keep your grass really neat and short. This makes them a versatile choice, but there's more to consider than the type of cut they provide. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of electric lawn mowers.

Pros Of Electric Mowers

Electric lawn mowers tend to be more affordable than diesel or petrol mowers, and you can purchase a large electric mower without breaking the bank. Additionally, if you only have a small area of lawn to mow, you can opt for a mini electric mower that has the same functionality as a larger model but can be stored away easily in a small cupboard or shed. Electric mowers are also very easy to use, as you don't have to crank them to get them started. There's also no need to make a trip for petrol before using an electric mower, and you can opt for a corded or cordless model depending on the size of lawn you have. There's very little maintenance involved with electric mowers. A cordless mower may require a new battery at some point during its life, and if you opt for a cylinder electric mower over a rotary blade electric mower, you may need to sharpen the blades every so often, which is not difficult to do. Electric mowers are also pretty lightweight, so they are easier to push up and down your lawn than a petrol or diesel mower, which can be advantageous for those with mobility issues or those who simply want to get the grass cut as quickly as possible.  

Cons Of Electric Mowers

Electric mowers tend to have less powerful motors than petrol mowers, which means they may not be the best choice for very large lawns. If it takes you longer than around half an hour to mow your lawn, it may be worth investing in a more powerful diesel or petrol mower that's designed for tackling large lawns. If you opt for a corded electric mower, you will need to ensure the cord is long enough to reach the end of your lawn. If you opt for a cordless electric mower, you may need to charge the battery halfway through cutting the grass if you have a large area of lawn.

As you can see, whether or not an electric mower is the best choice for you is dependent on a number of factors. Electric mowers are suitable for most homeowners with an average size lawn, but before making a purchase, it's wise to check that the model you're interested in can meet your needs.

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We live near a busy laneway, and we get a lot of foot traffic by our window. I feel that this interferes with our privacy sometimes, as it means that people can see into our living area and we hear a lot of noise from their chatter and footsteps. We have planted some privacy bushes alongside my fence, and they are doing a great job of keeping out unwanted noise and keeping our home private from view. I only wish we'd done it earlier. This blog has other tips for homeowners who are looking to get more privacy in their home with landscaping.