How to Pick the Right Lawn Mowers for Your Yard in Edmonton

How to Pick the Right Lawn Mowers for Your Yard in Edmonton

Have you recently purchased your first home? It’s an exciting time, filled with new hopes and dreams – and a new yard to look after!

Soon you’ll find there is always something to do around the house, and weekly yard work is no exception. So one of the first things you’ll need to purchase is a lawn mower in Edmonton. But how do you decide which one is right for you?

First, consider what you have to contend with in your yard. Think about the size of your lawn, the number of obstacles in the way (trees, flower beds, structures) and the terrain (hills, slopes, flat).

Types of Lawn Mowers

Then have a look at the list of available lawn mowers in Edmonton below to help you determine what will be most suitable for your yard.

1. Manual Push Mower

Manual push mowers are ideal for small yards of under 500 square feet. They’re lightweight, affordable, easy to store, and low-maintenance. As a result of having no engine, it is also the most environmentally friendly lawn mower.

2. Powered Walk-Behind Mowers

Walk-behind lawn mowers have loads of options and are a favourite choice among Edmonton homeowners. Here are some types of walk-behind mowers to consider:

  • Electric. Available corded or cordless, these are cleaner to operate than gas-powered mowers. With cordless models, there’s a chance you could run out of power, so it’s wise to have two batteries on hand. With corded models, your distance is limited by the length of your cord.
  • Gas-powered. These have a longer runtime and offer more power than electric options, but they tend to be messier and require more maintenance.
  • Push or Self-Propelled. A lightweight push mower is ideal for small flat yards and for cutting around flower beds. Self-propelled lawn mowers are a huge benefit for people in Edmonton with large sloped yards.
  • Cutting Type. Walk-behind mowers deal with grass clippings in one of three ways. Side discharge requires raking your lawn after your done mowing. Mulching produces very fine clippings that are left on the lawn to release nutrients back into the soil. Bagging collects clippings into a bag that you dispose of with your yard waste.

3. Riding Lawn Mowers

If you have a large yard that takes longer than two hours to cut, consider a riding lawn mower. These are ideal for 1/4 to 1/2 an acre of lawn. They significantly speed up the grass cutting process and offer varying levels of comfort.

Still not sure what you need?

Nothing compares to visiting a showroom to see your options in person. Come in and visit Alberta Small Engine Services, where we have a wide selection of new and used lawn mowers in Edmonton to match your specific needs and budget.