As the weather warms up, you’ll probably want to get back in the garden to get it looking perfect for summer! Having a good quality lawnmower is essential for getting your garden in tip top condition. But if you have a smaller garden, it can be difficult to know which lawnmower is right for you. That’s why in this blog we have rounded up our top picks of the best lawnmowers for small gardens! We have chosen types to fit every preference: electric, petrol, cordless and robotic.
Best Electric Lawnmowers for Small Gardens
Hyundai Electric Lawnmower HYM3300E
This Hyundai HYM3300E Electric Lawnmower is one of the best lawnmowers for small gardens. There are 3 cutting heights from 20mm for shorter grass, and 60mm for longer grass. It has a large 10m cable and a effective mulching option to a rear roller, which means you can create attractive Wembley stripes in your grass! The mulching plug cuts trimmings finely and then returns them to your lawn as an eco-friendly feed to keep your grass healthy! It also has a 30L grass catcher and foldable handles to save space, and weighs in at just 9kg, making it lightweight and user friendly. It is best suited to small gardens up to 144 square metres. Overall this is a great option if you are looking for an effective electric lawnmower that is great value for money.
Bosch ROTAK 32 R Rotary Lawnmower 320mm 240v
The Bosch ROTAK 32 R Rotary Lawnmower is another good choice for smaller gardens. It is very lightweight at 6.6kg, meaning it can be easily manoeuvred and picked up if needed. Despite being lightweight, the PowerDrive motor is impressive and shouldn’t have any issues tackling thick, long grass. It is easy for you to store away thanks to its fold-down handles and stackable grass box, which can hold up to 31 litres. There is also a built-in rear roller to give your grass a nice finish! Overall, this is a good affordable option for smaller gardens that may have long and unruly grass.
Best Petrol Lawnmowers for Small Gardens
Hyundai Self Propelled Electric Start 17″ Petrol Lawnmower HYM430SPE
This Hyundai 17″/42cm 139cc Electric-Start Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is a great choice of petrol mower for smaller gardens. It has a powerful 139cc engine which provides easy starting and low fuel consumption, keep running costs low. It has a 42cm cutting width, making it perfect for small to medium sized lawns. There is the option of 6 cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm, and features rear discharge, collect and mulching options. It has a decently sized 45L grass collector meaning there is less time wasted emptying trimmings! It is lightweight at 31kg, making it one of the lightest self-propelled petrol mowers available. This lawnmower is also simple to store with handles that fold over the lawnmower unit, meaning it won’t take up too much space in your shed or garage. Overall this is great if you want an easy-to-start petrol mower that is capable of tackling uneven lawns.
Honda Izy HRG 416 PK Petrol Lawn Mower
If you are looking for a push start petrol mower, this Honda Izy HRG Petrol Lawnmower is a smart choice. It features Honda’s new four-stroke engine and an Auto Choke system for easier starting, and is perfect for smaller gardens that are less than half a tennis court size.
This is lightweight for a petrol mower at 28kg, meaning it is easy to manoeuvre around gardens that may be more difficult, such as lawns with trees and plants. The grass bag is a generous 42 litres and there are 6 cutting heights to choose, from 20mm to 74mm, so you can get the perfect cut. It has a quieter blade design meaning it is not too noisy and it has folding handles, ideal for storing away. Overall, this is a good choice if you are looking for a reliable push start petrol mower that will do a great job on your small garden!
Best Cordless Lawnmowers for Small Gardens
BOSCH CityMower 18 Cordless Rotary Lawn Mower
If you prefer a cordless mower, then this Bosch CityMower 18 Cordless Rotary Lawnmower is one of the best lawnmowers for small gardens. This compact mower is perfect for small gardens up to 300 square metres. The grass box capacity is also quite generous for small gardens at 30 litres. There are three different cutting types that you can easily adjust with a couple button presses. The battery also lasts around 25 minutes so you should be able to get on with the job without interruption. Overall this is a good choice for small gardens if you don’t want to deal with cords or don’t have a socket in reach of your garden.
FLYMO EasiStore 300R Li Cordless Rotary Lawn Mower
This FLYMO EasiStore 300R Li Cordless Rotary Lawn Mower is perfect if you are looking for a compact cordless mower. Despite having two batteries, this is a lightweight lawnmower that is easy to push and move around. At medium cutting heights it can even cope with some long, thick grass. It has close-edge cutting technology meaning that you can easily shape the grass around the borders and flower beds. The biggest advantage of this mower is it’s convenience. As its name suggests, it is easy to store with a foldable handle that saves space. The grass box is 30 litres, which should be plenty for small lawns. The batteries last for around 25 minutes and take less than 2 hours to charge up. So overall, if you have a small-medium garden and are tired of corded mowers, this is definitely one to consider!
Best Robotic Lawnmowers for Small Gardens
Worx Landroid S300 Cordless Robotic Lawnmower
If you are looking for one of the best robotic mowers for small gardens, this Worx Landroid S300 Cordless Robotic Lawnmower is well worth considering. This lawnmower is suitable for gardens up to 300 square metres and is designed to mow your grass frequently, making sure it is maintained.
The Landroid adapts to your garden and creates a tailored mowing plan. It also has app control, meaning you can programme and control it through your smartphone. The motor works quietly and has 3 pivoting blades for an even cut. The average mowing time is 60 minutes, and the average recharging time is 240 minutes, which is on the longer side. But charging is automatic, meaning the mower follows the premier cable to the charging station when it’s running low on battery. This lawnmower is pretty safe, considering it moves slowly and has a weaker motor than an average lawnmower. But it also has a tilt, lift and collision sensor for extra safety. Overall, this is a great choice if you have a small garden and can’t be bothered with the hassle of mowing.
Hyundai Robot Lawn Mower
Another impressive robot mower to consider if you have the budget is the Hyundai Robot Lawn Mower. It can easily cope with small to medium sized lawns up to 625 square metres. The built-in artificial intelligence means that it easily adapts to your garden and navigates through all types of terrain. There are 7 cutting heights to choose from, and 4 mowing patterns: edge, spiral, zig-zag and random. The mower is powered by a 50w long-life motor which is brushless and maintenance-free. It automatically returns to its charging station when the battery gets low, and it has self mulching for healthier grass. This mower is also handy if your garden is a bit bumpy, as it can tackle sloped areas of up to 30%. Overall, this is one of the best lawnmowers for small gardens if you want something automated that gives a great finish to your lawn.
We hope this blog has helped you find the lawnmower best suited to your small garden!