If you’ve got a yard, you need a mower.
Many of us just go on using our old, long-in-the-tooth mower assuming that the technology behind lawnmowers has not changed that much. Well, if thats you then you couldn’t be more wrong! With efficient motors, super sharp self healing blades, enhanced Lithium Ion battery technology and even robotic self guiding mowers, it really is a brave new world for the humble grass cutter! So, with that in mind, and given that there is such a lot of great technology to choose from, we have drawn up a shortlist of the 10 best mower buys for 2020.
How to select the right mower
The main things you want to consider are what size you want for the diameter of the cutting deck and if you want a push mower, corded electric or cordless mower. In the past, cordless mowers would give you a lot of freedom, but would die so fast but that not true any more. There are now many models that will last up to and beyond an hour, which give you the freedom to cut almost any size of lawn while staying environmentally friendly or, if you will, green :).
10. Black & Decker MM2000 13 Amp Corded Mower, 20-Inch
This mower is a 13 amp corded electric machine with a 20-inch cutting deck and rear catch for the grass. The collection bag is 13 gallons which is plenty. The main hook with this model is that it has by far the most adjust ability of any model on the list. 7 different settings for both personal crossbar height adjustment and for the height of the blade itself. Essentially if there was an award for “the most adjustable” this mower takes the cake.
9. LawnMaster MEB1016M 15-Inch 2-in-1 Electric Mulching Mower
This mower is a nice straight-forward electric corded mower with a 15 inch cutting deck. It will do both cut and collect and mulch modes. The LawnMaster has a big 10.5 gallon collection bag and is a solid machine for the average residence, also only having a price point of about $120.
8. Gardena 4023 15-Inch Silent Push Reel Lawn Mower 380
The first model in this list is an self-powered model. If you have limited space for storage and a smallish lawn to be cutting then this model might vary well be for you. You needn’t worry about how strenuous the work will be because of the efficiency of this model. It has a hardened non-stick cylinder that allows for a very smooth glide across the lawn with very little actual effort from the user. You can easily change both the cutting height and the height of the cross bar.
7. Black & Decker MTE912 12-Inch Electric 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower, corded, 6.5-Amp
This is an interesting model from Black & Decker. It is an electric lawn mower that also comes apart to quickly become a trimmer. If you want the convenience of having these things in one combat machine then great, however even when the cutting surface is lowered it doesn’t really seem to get a lower as other mowers. Maybe it is because of the 3 in 1 design, but it might not cut short enough for your liking. Please note you will need to purchase your own extension cord for this model.
6. Great States 204-14 14-Inch Deluxe Hand Reel Push Lawn Mower
This Great States mower is another push mower. It is an inch smaller in diameter than the other push mower clocking in at number 10 and is nice for small yards. The best part of this lawn mower is the price point, coming in at only ~$70 there is nothing cheaper that is going to be efficient and effective at cutting the lawn. It is very adjustable for any user. You can really get most lawns done in the same amount of time as a cheap gasoline mower; however, the only real issue is if debris gets in the way this mower will be stopped. Without the power behind it you’re going to have to back up and go back over any debris other than grass. If that isn’t an issue for your yard then this might be for you.
5. GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower
The GreenWorks 25022 is a nice mid price range electric mower. It has a 12 amp corded electric engine and 20 inch blades to get the lawn done faster and more efficiently. It has a rear discharge capture bag and can be adjusted for side discharge or mulching. The mower is not self-propelled, but it is very lightweight making for an easy glide. Please keep in mind you’re going to have to purchase your own extension cord for this model.
4. GreenWorks 25302 Twin Force G-MAX 40V Li-Ion 20-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower with 2 Batteries and a Charger Inc.
This GreenWorks model is a beast. It is a cordless machine, but it has two batteries and if the first battery dies off it will automatically switch to the second giving you plenty of time to clean up that lawn. It has a 20-inch cutting deck which is perfect for mid-sized yards and what is more it has double blades making it glide even more-so than the single blade mowers. This mower has a built in smart technology that adjusts battery usage to suit the thickness of your grass. So you’re not wasting power if the grass isn’t thick, meaning your battery is going to last much longer.
3. Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Catcher
This mower is good for small to mid-sized yards. It has a 14 inch cutting deck that gets the job done, also it has a hard top year grass catcher, so if you would prefer to have a hard casing rather than a bag catch you might want this model. It is a corded electric mower with push button start. It has 3 levels of height adjust ability, but it has a nice price point at just $150.
2. GreenWorks GLM801600 80V 21-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower, Battery and Charger Not Included
So this model has a 21 inch cutting deck, but the real benefit to buying this mower is the fact that you can get several different batteries that are able to be attached to a plethora of GreenWorks products. As it is noted in the title of this product the battery is not included, but it can run up to 60 minutes or more on the GreenWorks 4A battery giving you plenty of time to get the job done. The adjust ability and larger cutting deck are the hook. As with other models you can have side discharge of grass or attach a bag to the bag for easy cleanup.
1. GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp Corded 16-Inch Lawn Mower
This model comes in at a $160 price point and is a good medium-sized mower with a 16 inch cutting deck. It comes with a total of 5 height settings allowing you to get any size grass that you need. The user height is easily adjustable with clips that require no hassle to change. The GreenWorks 25142 is a corded electric mower and you will need your own extension cord to operate this machine. This mower has a nice mid-ranged price point and good size for the average city residence and therefore clocks in at number one.
The GreenWorks 25142 10 amp 16 inch Lawn Mower is the number one pick right now because it is the best bang for your buck. If you really want to be top dog, feel free to get one of the more expensive models, but if you really are considering efficiency and you’re a middle-class average homeowner this $160 unit will be a good fit for you.