No two lawns are just alike and no two lawn mowers are either. If you’re looking for a walk-behind mower, you will likely need to consider the size of your lawn, the type of grass you most regularly cut, and whether or not your terrain is uneven or relatively smooth. Whether you’re looking for a simple push mower that runs on your own sweat or a more heavy-duty mower that runs on electricity or battery, you’re sure to find something in the quality choices below. Some of these mowers also come with trimming, edging, or mulching functions to meet your yard care needs.
1. Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Catcher
The Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Catcher runs on electricity, so it has a push button starter. Designed especially for small yards, it can be adjusted to three different height positions. The grass bag is removable so you can easily dispose of cuttings. The steel cutting blade delivers a 14 inch wide swath. It weighs only 28 pounds so stores easily, and it comes with a two year warranty.
2. GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower
If you’re looking for a more heavy duty mower, you might like the GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower. You can adjust it to seven different height positions. It has 10 inch width wheels in the back with seven-inch width wheels in front which makes it easy to move around uneven areas of your lawn. It comes with a detachable bag for grass clippings and can also be used to make mulch.
3. GreenWorks 25302 Twin Force G-MAX 40V Li-Ion 20-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower
GreenWorks also weighs in with the GreenWorks 25302 Twin Force G-MAX 40V Li-Ion 20-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower with two batteries and a charger. If the name feels like a mouthful, that’s because this mower delivers a whole “system” for your yard, complete with mulching function, a rear bag for grass, and a dual blade. The two batteries give you more efficiency.
4. Great States 415-16 16-Inch Standard Full Feature Push Reel Lawn Mower With T-Style Handle And Heat Treated Blades
When simple is what you need, you can turn to the economical Great States 415-16 16-Inch Standard Full Feature Push Reel Lawn Mower With T-Style Handle And Heat Treated Blades. This is an old-fashioned push mower with a power coated handle to help prevent rusting. Its heat treated blades make a 16 inch wide cutting path. It weighs just 25 pounds so it’s easy to use and easy to store.
5. Black&Decker MTC220 12-Inch Lithium Cordless 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower
The Black&Decker MTC220 12-Inch Lithium Cordless 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower, 20-volt is a versatile tool for your various yard care needs. The rechargeable batteries for this mower/trimmer/edger will also work with other 20-volt gardening tools from Black & Decker. It has a foot pedal you release in order to convert it from trimming and edging to mowing. It’s a lightweight mower, weighing just over 14 pounds.
6. GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp Corded 16-Inch Lawn Mower
GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp Corded 16-Inch Lawn Mower has an electric push button start and a height adjustment feature you can work with one hand. It adjusts to five different height positions so you can cut various types of grass. It comes with a rear bag and mulching capabilities. Customers seem to enjoy it ease of assembly, use, and storage (it has fold over handles that make it more compact when it’s time to put it away).
7. American Lawn Mower 1204-14 Hand Reel 14-Inch Push Lawn Mower
Made from alloy steel, the American Lawn Mower 1204-14 Hand Reel 14-inch Push Lawn Mower is a simple, manual push mower especially good for turf grass. Weighing just 19 pounds, it has an adjustable roller and polymer wheels and cuts at a half to one and a half inch height. The handles have plastic grips to make it easier to handle. You will need to assemble this mower on arrival.
8. Fiskars Staysharp Max Reel Mower
You may know Fiskars for their excellent scissors, so it makes sense that they also made fine mowers. The Fiskars Staysharp Max Reel Mower, 18-Inch is a reel mower that’s easy to push, even through hardy grasses. Their innovative StaySharp cutting system means you don’t have to sharpen the blades each year, and the ergonomic design also provides efficiency and ease of use. The mower comes with a three year warranty.
9. EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower
Another heavy duty mower is the EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower which comes with a 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Kit. The mower charges quickly and can be used for about two miles of mowing before it needs to be charged again. You can use it to mulch or to bag grass; it also has a side chute. It even comes with LED headlights in case you want to mow at twilight or in the dark. It’s quieter and more eco friendly than a gas mower.
10. Black & Decker EM1500 15-Inch Corded Mower with Edge Max
The Black & Decker EM1500 15-Inch Corded Mower with Edge Max, 10-Amp comes with six different height adjustments, and you can adjust it with a single lever. It’s designed so you can use it easily under shrubs and bushes. It comes with a large grass bag that requires less frequent emptying, and it can also be used for edging. It has a power cord holder so you won’t get tangled up in the cord. And when it’s time to store the mower away, the handle folds down to make it more compact.