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Best Lawnmower Under £500 

If you have around £500 to spend on a lawnmower, one thing is sure you will be able to buy the best of the best. In this article we take a look at what types of mowers are available at around this £500 or under price point.

As you will know there are different types of mower available. These include robotic, petrol engines, cordless, electrical corded etc. We have include a couple of choice for each type just below. All of them are just below the £500 price point.

A Couple of Robotic Choices

We will start off by giving you a couple of robot lawnmower options. We do understand that these are not for everyone, but if you want your lawn looking neat all of the time, without all of the effort, then we would recommend looking at these closer and decide if they could be an option for you.

Best Robotic Lawnmower - Flymo EasiLife 150 GO Robotic Lawn Mower

90% buyer satisfaction based on 900+ online buyer reviews

With over 900 online buyer reviews, you can see that this robotic lawnmower sells extremely well in the UK.

Robotic mowers have improved in quality over the years and are now the really effortless method of keeping your lawns well groomed.

This best seller will mow up to 150 square metres (around 1600 square feet)

This is packed with a range of features which you can control from a bluetooth app for the ultimate hands off lawn cutting.

The vast majority of those people who splash the cash on this mower really do love it, and the hours of time they have saved makes this a great investment.

Battery Life

The battery life is very good and of course it returns to the charging station when it needs a charge

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It cuts well through most grass types. If you have uneven ground you need to work out the best height for cutting initially.

Value for money

When you spend close to £500 you want a reliable product that works. 90% of buyers are very satisfied so a really good sign.

Alternative Robotic Lawnmower - WORX WR130E S300 Landroid Robotic Mower

86% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer reviews

The first robot mower is ideal for gardens up to 150 square metres, but this WORX mower can handle lawn sizes of up to 300 square metres - that makes it a better choice for larger gardens.

You can also buy this model for up to 500, 700, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 square metre sizes so plenty of choices depending on your lawn size

This model also comes pre-programmed and that will save you a lot of set-up time. - That said, all of these robot mowers do take quite a bit of initial setting up, by the time you install the wire and set up the apps.

Battery Life

The battery life is very good and of course it returns to the charging station when it needs a charge

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These run every day and the grass gets mulched and back into the ground, so always a neat and tidy lawn.

Value for money

Once you get it set and operating to your satisfaction, then you can quite literally sit back and enjoy watching this do the work

Petrol Mower Choices under £500

Next we suggest a couple of petrol lawnmower options, and more specifically self-propelled mowers with reliable easy to start engines. Petrol mowers remain popular with many users as they are portable and they are also really powerful to help you get the mowing done quickly.

Best Petrol Self-propelled Lawnmower - Murray EQ700X

90% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews

The high number of buyer reviews is a clear sign that this petrol mower sells extremely well in the UK

It also has a consistently high 90% buyer satisfaction rating and Murray are a very well known brand for this type of self-propelled mower.

For those who understand engines this model uses a Briggs & Stratton 161cc 750EX Series DOV petrol engine, which is powerful, reliable and easy to start

This mower can handle any lawn up to 2,000 square metres so an excellent choice for many home owners with medium to large gardens.

Ease of use

The vast majority of buyers said this mower is easy to assemble and very easy to use and fast at getting the grass finished

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It cuts well through most grass types and there is an excellent range of cutting height options from 28 to 92mm (6 positions)

Value for money

There are lots of petrol mowers on the UK market, but this Murray model sells really well and gets consistent buyer ratings.

Alternative Petrol Self-propelled Lawnmower - Hyundai HYM460SPE Petrol Self Propelled Lawnmower

90% buyer satisfaction based on 200+ online buyer reviews

A number of UK gardeners simply prefer the Hyundai brand and this model is their most popular choice.

It has an extremely powerful and easy to start Hyundai OHV 4-stroke 139cc Euro II engine (3.5HP) with a push button electric start and pull start

This model gets really solid buyer reviews and it is very well made with a solid steel construction

Just be aware that this is heavy and the self-propelled motion is fast so you do need to be strong enough to control this one.

Ease of use

The vast majority of buyers said this mower is easy to assemble and they really liked the electric start

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It has tons of power for cutting grass and there is an excellent range of cutting height options from 25 to 75mm (6 positions)

Value for money

There are lots of petrol mowers on the UK market, but this Hyundai model remains popular and gets consistent buyer ratings.

Cordless Lawnmower Choices under £500

The new trend for buying mowers is the move from electrical rotary mowers to cordless mowers. Many of you will know that almost every power tool sold these days is a cordless option. The freedom of not being attached to a lead, or worry about cutting an electrical lead, has buyers opting for a cordless tool.

The same is now happening with most garden power tools and that of course includes lawnmowers. Almost every manufacturer now has a few different models of cordless mowers.

Best Cordless Lawnmower - Bosch UniversalRotak 36-560

90% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

There are any number of cordless lawnmowers available on the UK market right now and buyers are starting to purchase these on a regular basis

The Bosch brand are right at the heart of this cordless movement and this is one of their high end options.

The charge will last long enough to complete up to 560 square metres which is impressive for a battery of any kind

One of the key benefits of this type of mower is that it is really quiet and most buyers are surprised by the power these cordless mowers have.

Battery Life

It takes about an hour to charge the batteries and these last for up to about 30 minutes of cutting depending on grass height

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It cuts well through most grass types and there is an excellent range of cutting height options from 25 to 70mm (6 positions)

Value for money

This cordless mower is one of the most powerful cordless options and hence the heftier price point, but buyers are impressed.

Alternative Cordless Lawnmower - Einhell Cordless Lawn Mower GE-CM 36/47 S

88% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer reviews

You can use this one on lawns up to 700 square metres (837 square yards) which is a large garden or gardens

It uses a brushless motor and that guarantees a longer life than the older style brushed motors as the brushes were prone to burning out.

It uses four 4.0 Ah 18V batteries which come with this mower along with a charger (these batteries can then be used in any of the products from the Einhell system series)

It has a cutting width of 47 cm, a range of cutting heights from 30-65 mm and a 75 litre grass box.

Battery Life

It takes about 90 minutes to charge the 4 batteries and these last for up to about 45 minutes of cutting depending on grass height

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Buyers state this mower cuts well through the grass and it is very quiet and very easy to use and also to store away

Value for money

This cordless mower is at the high end of the market, and with 4 batteries and a charger, the price is considered good value.

Enda


I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

Enda McLarnon

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