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The best lawnmowers to keep your grass neat and tidy

Our guide to the top-rated products from Greenworks, Honda and Flymo

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Our shopping guide to the best lawnmowers has everything you need to look after your lawn. (Getty)

Whether you have a postage-stamp-sized lawn or acres of grass to look after, a good lawnmower is essential to garden maintenance.

However with varying prices and features, it can be tricky to know what's worth your money and what's not.

There are four main types of lawnmowers: corded, battery-powered, push mowers and robot mowers.

Our roundup features 12 top motors which span a range of budgets, from big-name brands including Flymo, Honda, Bosch and Greenworks.

The best lawnmowers for looking after your garden

Kärcher 18-36 Cordless 18V Push Lawnmower | £319 from B&Q

This Karcher model has a telescopic handle for easy maneuvering.
This Karcher model has a telescopic handle for easy maneuvering.

This battery powered lawnmower comes with a mulching plug, grass catcher, steel blades and a cutting width of 360mm. The LCD display will keep you informed on when it needs charging and its four adjustable heights mean it can cut any length of grass.

Yard Force 20V 33Cm Cordless Lawnmower | £169.99 from Robert Dyas

This Yard Force cordless lawnmower has a 33cm cutting width with front and side grass combs.
This Yard Force cordless lawnmower has a 33cm cutting width with front and side grass combs.

This Yard Force lawnmower is a great option if you're keen to spend less that £200 without compromising on power or efficiency. It's lightweight, so easy to manoeuvre, with a 20v lithium-ion battery that's quick to charge. It also offers five cutting heights, a 30 litre grass collection bag and an ergonomic soft grip handle.

EINHELL GE-EM 1233 Corded Rotary Lawn Mower | £124 from Currys

This corded lawnmower's height can be adjusted from 20 to 60mm.
This corded lawnmower's height can be adjusted from 20 to 60mm.

This mains powered lawnmower is a great mid-range option that has a 30 litre collection capacity, adjustable cutting length, a foldable handle and a cutting area range of 300 m².

Bosch Rotak 32-12 Corded Electric Lawnmower | £87.99 from Robert Dyas

This Bosch mower has a 32cm cutting width to manage overgrown grass with ease.
This Bosch mower has a 32cm cutting width to manage overgrown grass with ease.

This Bosch corded lawnmower has over 100 five-star ratings. One review reads: "It is light and easy to carry, cuts well and the hight adjustment system is simple but effective. I am very pleased with my purchase."

Flymo EasiStore 380R Electric Rotary Lawnmower | £159.99 from Robert Dyas

This Flymo electric mower has a powerful 1600w motor.
This Flymo electric mower has a powerful 1600w motor.

Flymo is a popular brand thanks to its reliable, easy to use machines. This one boasts a 45L grass collection bag to make post mowing clear up simple, and five different cutting heights that range from 20-60mm. The 10m power cable will also come in handy for larger gardens.

FLYMO EasiLife GO 250 Robot Lawn Mower | £570 from Currys

This robotic lawnmower can work on inclines of up to 35 degrees.
This robotic lawnmower can work on inclines of up to 35 degrees.

For hands-free, fuss-free grass cutting, this robot lawnmower will cleverly optimise the cutting schedule depending on the weather condition and its accompanying charging station can be places anywhere in your garden and controlled via the EasiLife app.

Sovereign 30cm Push Mower | £45 from Homebase

This cordless push lawnmower has a 23L collection capacity.
This cordless push lawnmower has a 23L collection capacity.

For less than £50, this is the most affordable lawnmower on our list and is, as the name suggests, manually operated. It has a variable cutting height from 18mm to 38mm, a rear roller which will leave a striped effect on your lawn and provide a clean cut of your grass every time.

M3E1032G Corded Rotary Lawnmower | £65 from B&Q

This 32cm lawnmower has a 27L grass collection capacity.
This 32cm lawnmower has a 27L grass collection capacity.

This B&Q lawnmower is a great budget-friendly option if you're looking for a corded, rotary design. "We brought this last month and it’s definitely worth it middle of the range lawn mower and can't fault it! Wheels can go on three different settings, lead is perfect length to do our little garden, just works a treat so highly recommended."

LawnMaster 1400W 34cm Rotary Electric Lawn Mower with Rear Roller | £120 from Wilko

This lawnmower comes with a 32L collapsible grass box and folding handles.
This lawnmower comes with a 32L collapsible grass box and folding handles.

Keep your grass in tip top condition with this electric lawnmower that boasts a 1400W motor that automatically adjusts the blade speed to adapt to grass conditions, a length 10cm cable and an integrated rear roller for a precise finish.

Handy THHM 30cm Hand Lawnmower | £55 from Wilko

The large side wheel on this push mower will help navigate it through long grass.
The large side wheel on this push mower will help navigate it through long grass.

This compact push lawnmower is easy to use, has a rear mounted catcher, adjustable cutting height between 17mm and 43mm, an 18L grass-collector and a 30cm five-bladed cylinder to keep your lawn looking fresh.

Spear & Jackson 40cm Cordless Lawnmower & 2 Batteries | £255 from Argos

This battery lawnmower offers seven cutting heights which range from 25mm to 75mm.
This battery lawnmower offers seven cutting heights which range from 25mm to 75mm.

This larger batter-powered model is heavier, but more efficient, and boasts rave reviews from Argos shoppers. One customer wrote: "My wife brought this as a gift I like that it easy and straight forward to use and the batteries last a long time you get about 45 minutes use out of each battery."

Challenge 29cm Hover Lawnmower – 900W | £60 from Argos

Argos customers described this hover lawnmower as 'easy to use' and 'ideal for small lawns'.
Argos customers described this hover lawnmower as "easy to use" and "ideal for small lawns".

This hover lawnmower has impact resistant plastic blades which can mulch grass quickly and easily, while its lightweight 5kg body is simple to manoeuvre around small gardens. The folding handle and compact size is also ideal if you are limited on shed storage and it comes with eight spare universal blades.