It’s really nice to have a large expanse of garden to enjoy, and maintaining it doesn’t have to be a chore, rather it’s a chance to get some fresh air and bask in the little but large space you get to call your own.
A petrol lawn mower is a good choice for a large garden, and there are several features of lawn mowers that can make light work of mowing your lawn. We’ve looked at the best petrol lawn mowers out there on the market today, and evaluated them for you.
We present you with reviews of our handpicked Top 5 petrol lawn mowers, looking at how well suited they are for large gardens.
Following that we also have a buying guide for you, covering everything you might want to think about before buying your petrol lawn mower.
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Best Petrol Lawn Mower for Large Gardens – Comparison Table
Best Petrol Lawn Mower for Large Gardens – Reviews
Best Petrol Lawn Mower for Large Gardens – Buyer’s Guide
There are a number of features in petrol lawn mowers that can make them a good choice for mowing large gardens. Here we will cover some of the main features that make lawn mowing easier, and by the end you should be sufficiently well informed to make a good choice on which lawn mower to buy.
Lawn mowers tend to vary quite considerably in price, with petrol lawn mowers very rarely costing under £100. Many garden owners find themselves overpaying for their lawn mowers, mistakenly thinking that just because they have a very large lawn that they should be paying £500 plus for a good lawn mower.
Hopefully our reviews above have shown you that this is not the case. Of course, to cut wider stripes in your garden to get it mowed quicker you will need a bigger machine and the additional cost of manufacture will be reflected in the price. The trick is to ascertain good value for money.
Out of our Top 5 petrol lawn mowers, the one that feel provides the best value for money is Number 3, the Webb WER18HW ‘Supreme’ Self-Propelled Hi-Wheel Petrol Lawnmower.
Having a powerful engine on a lawn mower allows it to function in even the toughest cutting conditions, such as when the grass is tall, thick or wet. If the engine fails to cut through each and every time it can be very frustrating and would be like throwing money down a drain.
Petrol lawn mowers have engines running in power from under 100cc to almost 200cc, and it’s a case of the bigger, the better. The best brand in lawn mower engines is the one and only Briggs & Stratton. If your lawn mower has one of these engines, it’s one you can rely on.
Out of our Top 5 petrol lawn mowers, the one with the most powerful engine is our Number 2, the Hyundai Self Propelled Electric Start Petrol Roller Lawn Mower.
Capacity of Collection Bag
Our bet is that you’re looking for a lawn mower that will collect the cut grass as it mows, rather than discharge it, leaving an ugly mess. If you have a large garden, you’re not going to want to stop every 5 minutes to empty out the collection bag, so the more cut grass it holds, the better.
Out of our Top 5 petrol lawn mowers, the one with the largest collection bag is our Number 2, the Hyundai Self Propelled Electric Start Petrol Roller Lawn Mower.
A self propelled lawn mower is a good choice for a large garden because rather than having to push the lawn mower per se, you simply guide the lawn mower where you want it to go. This means less strain on your arms, and the job becomes a whole lot easier. It’s by no means a necessity in a lawn mower, but it’s certainly nice to have.
If you decide you definitely want to go for a self propelled mower, why not check out our Numbers 2,3,4, and 5 in our Top 5 petrol lawn mowers. (Your spoilt for choice!)
Lightweight & Compact
Lawn mowers can be quite bulky machines at the best of times. But they have to come out and be put back again every time the grass needs mowing. For that reason, we recommend lawn mowers that are relatively lightweight, and that have handles that can simply be folded away for easier storage.
Variable heights for grass cut
All of our Top 5 petrol lawn mowers feature variable heights for the grass cut, not that this is in any way an essential feature, but it’s always nice to know you have the option. You can have a play around to see which height you like you best, or you can simply cut it very short so you have time to ignore it for a while before it needs cutting again.
Out of our Top 5, the one that cuts the grass the shortest is our Number 2, the Hyundai Self Propelled Electric Start Petrol Roller Lawn Mower.
There are numerous other desirable features you can get in a lawn mower. One such example is that of a lawn mower which collects the cut grass in a bag that you can empty as you along. This leaves the lawn looking much neater than if you simply let the grass lay where it falls, and removes any need for raking up the cut grass later.
Some lawn mowers will mulch your grass for you, meaning the grass clippings are finely cut and re-cut, effectively recycling it to protect the grass underneath, conserving soil moisture and temperature, and preventing the growth of pesky weeds.
If you want a lawn mower that mulches your grass for you, we can recommend several, specifically our Number 1, the Webb 18in/46cm Push Petrol Four Wheeled Steel Deck Lawnmower, our Number 3, the Webb WER18HW ‘Supreme’ Self-Propelled Hi-Wheel Petrol Lawnmower. and our Number 5, the Murray EQ300 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower.