Best Cordless Mulching Lawn Mower

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Summary – The Best Cordless Mulching Lawn Mower

Cordless Mulching Mowers GuideA lot of people mow their lawns and collect the grass clippings in a collection bag before disposing of them in the garden waste. This is great because this waste will likely be recycled by your council. However, there is a more environmentally friendly way, using a good cordless mulching lawn mower, that will benefit your own garden and produce a healthier, thicker and disease resistant lawn.

Mulching is a simple and effective way to deliver nutrients back into the ground, providing all the benefits that a well and organically fertilised lawn will exhibit. However, you cannot mulch with just any lawn mower, you must have a mower that has been designed for this purpose.

Lawn mowers that have the ability to mulch can be purchased in varying power types from petrol, electric, cordless and, of course, robotic. In this article we will look specifically at cordless models as they offer not only the flexibility of mulching, but also easier manoeuvrability as they are not tethered by the cord and are lower maintenance compared to petrol mowers.

If like myself, you prefer a cordless mower, the good news is that there are plenty of these available with mulching functionality included. In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the best cordless mulching models currently available on the UK market and giving you some great advice about mulching to get you started.

In a Hurry?

Before we jump into the reviews, I understand that some of you could be pushed for time. If you don’t have time to read my in-depth cordless mulching lawn mower reviews, I have listed my top selections below for your convenience.

Best All-rounder
Greenworks Tagliaerba 40V 41cm Con 2 Batteria 2Ah e Caricabatterie,...
Best Budget
swift 40V 37cm Cordless Lawnmower, Brushless Battery Lawn Mower with...
Best For Small Lawns
Hyundai 40v Lawnmower, 33cm Cutting Width, 3 Cutting Heights, 30l...
Best for Medium Lawns
Murray 2x18V (36V) Lithium-Ion 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower IQ18WM37,...
Greenworks Tagliaerba 40V 41cm Con 2 Batteria 2Ah e Caricabatterie,...
swift 40V 37cm Cordless Lawnmower, Brushless Battery Lawn Mower with...
Hyundai 40v Lawnmower, 33cm Cutting Width, 3 Cutting Heights, 30l...
Murray 2x18V (36V) Lithium-Ion 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower IQ18WM37,...
£323.99
£202.99
£229.99
£369.00
Mulching Plug Included
Mulching Plug Included
Mulching Plug Included
Optional Mulching Plug
Best All-rounder
Greenworks Tagliaerba 40V 41cm Con 2 Batteria 2Ah e Caricabatterie,...
Greenworks Tagliaerba 40V 41cm Con 2 Batteria 2Ah e Caricabatterie,...
£323.99
Mulching Plug Included
Best Budget
swift 40V 37cm Cordless Lawnmower, Brushless Battery Lawn Mower with...
swift 40V 37cm Cordless Lawnmower, Brushless Battery Lawn Mower with...
£202.99
Mulching Plug Included
Best For Small Lawns
Hyundai 40v Lawnmower, 33cm Cutting Width, 3 Cutting Heights, 30l...
Hyundai 40v Lawnmower, 33cm Cutting Width, 3 Cutting Heights, 30l...
£229.99
Mulching Plug Included
Best for Medium Lawns
Murray 2x18V (36V) Lithium-Ion 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower IQ18WM37,...
Murray 2x18V (36V) Lithium-Ion 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower IQ18WM37,...
£369.00
Optional Mulching Plug

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Best for Larger Lawns
AdvancedRotak 36-650
Best Value
Kärcher 18v Lawn Mower LMO 18-33 Battery Set, Incl. 18v Battery and...
Best Self-Propelled
Hyundai Cordless Lawnmower, 452cm/17.8" Cutting Width, 80v Lithium-Ion...
Best Petrol Alternative
Einhell GE-CM 36/47 S HW Li Power X-Change Dual 36V Cordless Lawn...
AdvancedRotak 36-650
Kärcher 18v Lawn Mower LMO 18-33 Battery Set, Incl. 18v Battery and...
Hyundai Cordless Lawnmower, 452cm/17.8" Cutting Width, 80v Lithium-Ion...
Einhell GE-CM 36/47 S HW Li Power X-Change Dual 36V Cordless Lawn...
£449.99
£269.99
£519.99
£600.60
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-
Optional Mulching Plug
Mulching Plug Included
Mulching Plug Included
Mulching Plug Included
Best for Larger Lawns
AdvancedRotak 36-650
AdvancedRotak 36-650
£449.99
Optional Mulching Plug
Best Value
Kärcher 18v Lawn Mower LMO 18-33 Battery Set, Incl. 18v Battery and...
Kärcher 18v Lawn Mower LMO 18-33 Battery Set, Incl. 18v Battery and...
£269.99
-
Mulching Plug Included
Best Self-Propelled
Hyundai Cordless Lawnmower, 452cm/17.8" Cutting Width, 80v Lithium-Ion...
Hyundai Cordless Lawnmower, 452cm/17.8" Cutting Width, 80v Lithium-Ion...
£519.99
-
Mulching Plug Included
Best Petrol Alternative
Einhell GE-CM 36/47 S HW Li Power X-Change Dual 36V Cordless Lawn...
Einhell GE-CM 36/47 S HW Li Power X-Change Dual 36V Cordless Lawn...
£600.60
Mulching Plug Included

Last update on 2022-05-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2022-05-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

What’s So Good About Mulching Anyway?

You will often hear me talking about mulching and the benefits of doing it, and I am not alone in my opinions here. Many garden enthusiasts are eager to mulch, but really, is it such a big deal?

Simply put, mulching is a way of recycling your grass clippings by delivering them back to the ground. Once here, they will start to decompose and release essential nutrients that will help your grass stay thick and healthy. Who doesn’t want a lush, green lawn?

But the benefits of mulching do not stop here. You will notice that if the weather gets warmer (and that’s a big if in the UK) your lawn will be far less likely to dry out. Of course, I would still recommend watering your lawn as well during long dry periods and drought. Furthermore, the amount of moss that builds up on your lawn will be significantly reduced and you won’t notice nearly as many weeds.

If all of that wasn’t enough, there is the fact that this is a much more environmentally friendly option since you won’t be using chemical fertilisers and it will save you time when mowing.

5 Best Cordless Mulching Lawn Mowers

ImageMower NameDeckFeaturesMore Details
Murray 44cm Review 2 x 18 V (36 V) Lithium-Ion (IQ18WM44)

Murray 44cm Review 2 x 18 V (36 V) Lithium-Ion (IQ18WM44)

44Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
87
LawnMaster 41cm Cordless Lawn Mower Review CLMF4841E

LawnMaster 41cm Cordless Lawn Mower Review CLMF4841E

41Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
6 (22mm - 72mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Vertical Storage
87
Makita DLM530Z Review - Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless

Makita DLM530Z Review - Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless

53Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Side Discharge
10 (20mm - 100mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
94
EGO Power+ LM2135-SP Review

EGO Power+ LM2135-SP Review

52Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
7 (30mm - 80mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Vertical Storage
87
Redback Lawn Mower E146CV Review

Redback Lawn Mower E146CV Review

46Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Side Discharge
5 (20mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
80
Cobra MX4140V Review

Cobra MX4140V Review

41Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
7 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
84
LawnMaster 60V Cordless Lawnmower Review CLMFR6046A

LawnMaster 60V Cordless Lawnmower Review CLMFR6046A

46Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
85
Ryobi RY18LM37A Review (37cm 18V ONE+)

Ryobi RY18LM37A Review (37cm 18V ONE+)

37Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
6 (25mm - 70mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
86
Kärcher LMO 18-33 Review - Cordless Lawn Mower

Kärcher LMO 18-33 Review - Cordless Lawn Mower

33Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
4 (35mm - 65mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
93
LawnMaster 34cm Cordless Lawn Mower Review ‎CLMF2434G

LawnMaster 34cm Cordless Lawn Mower Review ‎CLMF2434G

34Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
6 (20mm - 70mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Vertical Storage
87
Einhell GE-CM 36/47 S HW Review

Einhell GE-CM 36/47 S HW Review

47Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (30mm - 65mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Vertical Storage
87
WORX WG749E Review - Self Propelled Brushless Cordless 46cm Lawn Mower

WORX WG749E Review - Self Propelled Brushless Cordless 46cm Lawn Mower

46Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
7 (20mm - 80mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Vertical Storage
84
Mountfield Empress 51 Li Review - Freedom500

Mountfield Empress 51 Li Review - Freedom500

51Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (22mm - 80mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
82
Mountfield Empress 46 Li Review - Freedom500

Mountfield Empress 46 Li Review - Freedom500

46Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (22mm - 80mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
82
Mountfield Empress 41 Li Review - Freedom500

Mountfield Empress 41 Li Review - Freedom500

41Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (22mm - 65mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Safety Key
Self Propelled
82
Mountfield Princess 42 Li Review - Freedom 500

Mountfield Princess 42 Li Review - Freedom 500

42Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
87
Mountfield Princess 34 Li Review - Freedom 500

Mountfield Princess 34 Li Review - Freedom 500

34Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
86
Mountfield Princess 38 Li Review - Freedom 500

Mountfield Princess 38 Li Review - Freedom 500

38Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
87
Greenworks GD24X2LM46SPK4X Review - 46cm Cordless Mower

Greenworks GD24X2LM46SPK4X Review - 46cm Cordless Mower

46Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 80mm)Folding Handles
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
85
Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-850 Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-850 Review

44Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
7 (25mm - 80mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
88
Yard Force LM G46D Review - 46cm

Yard Force LM G46D Review - 46cm

46Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Vertical Storage
85
Sprint 370P18V Review 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower 2691749

Sprint 370P18V Review 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower 2691749

37Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
87
Sprint 440P18V Review 44cm Cordless Lawn Mower 2691735

Sprint 440P18V Review 44cm Cordless Lawn Mower 2691735

44Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
87
DeWalt DCMW564P2 XR Review - Battery Cordless Lawn Mower

DeWalt DCMW564P2 XR Review - Battery Cordless Lawn Mower

48Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
5 (25mm - 86mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Vertical Storage
86
Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-750 Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-750 Review

44Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
7 (25mm - 80mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
87
Greenworks GD40LM46SPK2x Review - Battery Cordless Lawn Mower

Greenworks GD40LM46SPK2x Review - Battery Cordless Lawn Mower

46Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 80mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Vertical Storage
86
Hyundai HYM80LI460SP Review - Cordless Lawnmower

Hyundai HYM80LI460SP Review - Cordless Lawnmower

46Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Vertical Storage
88
Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Review - Supreme

Webb Cordless WERR17LIP Review - Supreme

43Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
6 (29mm - 82mm)Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
86
Hyundai HYM40LI420SP Review 40V Cordless Lawnmower

Hyundai HYM40LI420SP Review 40V Cordless Lawnmower

42Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
6 (25mm - 75mm)Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Vertical Storage
88
Ryobi RLM18X33B40 18V ONE+ Review - (OLM1833B)

Ryobi RLM18X33B40 18V ONE+ Review - (OLM1833B)

33Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
5 (25mm - 65mm)Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
86

10 Best Cordless Mulching Lawn Mower Reviews

Select your requirements by ticking the applicable checkboxes below; so I can help you pick the perfect mulching cordless lawn mower.

Lawn Size
Mower Features
Cutting Options

Choose The Right Cordless Mower for Mulching Here

Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 53cm
Cut Heights: 10 (20mm - 100mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Side Discharge

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Side Discharge

Summary

The Makita DLM530Z Cordless Rotary Lawnmower features a large 53cm cutting width and combined with the 4 battery slots, allows longer runtimes that is suitable for lawns up to 2,300m² (batteries are sold separately). The 10 height adjustments on the Makita DLM530Z can be set between 20mm and 100mm and is supplied with a whopping 70 litre grass collection box. The Makita DLM530Z weighs a hefty 39.3kg (including 4 batteries) and has 3-in-1 cutting options.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Easy to operate and move
  • Longer runtimes with 4 battery slots with power level gauge on bars
  • 3-in-1 cutting options, collecting, mulching and side discharge
  • Power share LXT Li-Ion batteries
  • Durable steel deck that is easy to clean
  • Large 53cm blade for fast cutting
  • Large sized 70 Litre grass collector with level indicator
  • Grass collector easy to remove and replace
  • Soft-start function
  • Electric brake
  • Excellent 10 height adjustments (easy to adjust)
  • Low vibration and relatively silent operation
  • Good safety features
  • Ergonomic and comfortable design
Cons
  • Batteries and charger not included in the purchase price
  • No rear roller for striped lawn
  • Heavier mower that is NOT self-propelled
  • Missing a rear handle to make carrying easier
  • No quick release levers to fold the handles
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 33cm
Cut Heights: 4 (35mm - 65mm)
Lawn Size: Small

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Kärcher LMO 18-33 is a battery cordless lawn mower that has a 33cm cutting deck and a 35 litre grass collection box. The run time is up to 24 minutes from each 5.0Ah battery depending on the condition of the lawn. It is lightweight at only 11.6 kg, has 4 height adjustments settings from 35mm to 65mm and comes supplied with a mulching plug and fast charger.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Ideal for small to medium lawns up to 250m²
  • Adjustable handles for comfortable posture
  • Larger 35 L grass box capacity for mower size
  • Quicker charge option to 80% in 94 min
  • Power share batteries with other 18v Kärcher tools
  • Folding handles and grass box for more compact storage
Cons
  • No rear roller for striped lawn appearance
  • A little pricey for a smaller cordless mower
  • Batteries are a little expensive to replace
  • Cutting heights are a little limited in number and range
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 44cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes) Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-850 is a cordless lawn mower with 7 cutting heights ranging from 25mm to 80mm, a 44cm cutting width, 50 litre hybrid grass collection box. The mower is supplied with a 6Ah battery that charges in around 185 minutes but has the ability to charge to 80% in 144 minutes. The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-850 Cordless mower is designed for lawns up to 850m²in size.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Leaf collection blades
  • Ergonomic and ErgoSlide handles
  • ProSilence
  • Rear roller for striped lawn
  • 7 height positions with a one button control
  • Grass edge combs
  • Powerful battery (can be brought as a bare tool)
  • Large 44cm cutting width
  • Large capacity, folding grass box
Cons
  • Higher initial investment
  • Mulching plug optional extra
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 42cm
Cut Heights: 6 (25mm - 75mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Safety Key Self Propelled Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Hyundai HYM40LI420SP is a battery powered self-propelled cordless lawn mower that is supplied with a 2.5Ah 40v Samsung lithium-ion battery and provides up to 30 minutes of run-time. It has a 42cm deck size, a 45 litre grass collection box, 6 cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm, and is lightweight at just 19.9Kg. The Hyundai HYM40LI420SP is supplied with a mulching plug, two safety keys and is covered by a 3 year Hyundai warranty.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Self-propelled mower
  • Mulching plug supplied
  • Lightweight steel deck
  • Easy to store with vertical storage
  • 3 year warranty
  • Quick battery charging (30 min fast charger available separately)
  • Powerful & reliable Samsung battery
  • 42cm cutting width
  • Large grass bag (45 Litres)
  • Safety key x 2
Cons
  • No rear roller for creating a striped lawn
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 46cm
Cut Heights: 6 (25mm - 75mm)
Lawn Size: Large

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Safety Key Self Propelled Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge - Side Discharge

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge - Side Discharge

Summary

The Hyundai HYM80LI460SP is a battery powered self-propelled cordless lawn mower that is supplied with a 2.5Ah 40v Samsung lithium-ion battery and provides up to 40 minutes of run-time. It has a 45.2cm deck size, a 65 litre grass collection box, 6 cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm, and weighs 29.8kg. The Hyundai HYM80LI460SP is supplied with a mulching and side-discharge plug, two safety keys and is covered by a 3 year Hyundai warranty.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Self-propelled
  • 4 cutting options - cut and collect, mulching, side discharge and rear discharge.
  • Good run-time (up to 40 min)
  • Large grass box (65 litres)
  • Stainless steel deck
  • Good cutting width
  • Mulching and side discharge plugs supplied
  • Easy vertical storage option
  • No emissions and low noise
  • Powerful batteries
Cons
  • No roller for a striped lawn
  • Higher initial investment when compared to a petrol mower
  • Only a single charger supplied for two batteries
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 52cm
Cut Heights: 7 (30mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Safety Key Self Propelled Variable Speed Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Summary

The EGO LM2135-SP Cordless Lawn Mower is self-propelled, powered by a 56 volt 7.5 Ah battery, has a brushless motor and is ideal for medium lawns up to 1000m² with is upto 60 minutes runtime. The mower has a large 52cm cutting width and is supplied with a very respectable 70 litre heavy duty grass collection bag.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Self-propelled variable speed.
  • Multi blade system for more versatile mowing.
  • The telescopic handle doubles as a stand and wheelie trolley.
  • 7.5Ah Arc Lithium battery.
  • Rapid charger.
  • 7 deck heights and 3 handlebar heights.
  • Extra-wide cutting power.
  • Batteries can be used in other EGO cordless tools.
  • Brushless motor for a longer-lasting, more efficient mower.
  • Vertical storage saving space.
  • Single deck height control lever.
  • Hybrid grass box.
  • 5-year warranty (3-year on batteries).
Cons
  • Larger upfront investment.
  • Heavy for a cordless mower at nearly 30kg
  • The mulching plug and blade is an optional extra.
  • There is no rear roller kit for this mower.
  • The wheels are a little narrow with limited grip.
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 44cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes) Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-750 is a cordless lawn mower with 7 cutting heights ranging from 25mm to 80mm, a 44cm cutting width, 50 litre hybrid grass collection box. The mower is supplied with a 4Ah battery that charges in around 125 minutes but has the ability to charge to 80% in 96 minutes. The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-750 Cordless mower is designed for lawns up to 750m² in size.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Leaf collection blades
  • Ergonomic and ErgoSlide handles
  • ProSilence
  • Rear roller for striped lawn
  • 7 height positions with a one button control
  • Grass edge combs
  • Powerful battery (can be brought as a bare tool)
  • Large 44cm cutting width
  • Large capacity, folding grass box
Cons
  • Higher initial investment
  • Mulching plug optional extra
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 47cm
Cut Heights: 7 (20mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Rear Roller (Stripes) Self Propelled Variable Speed Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Summary

The EGO LM1903E-SP Cordless Lawn Mower is self-propelled, powered by a 56 volt 5 Ah battery, has a brushless motor and is ideal for medium lawns up to 800m². The mower has a large 47cm cutting width and is supplied with a very respectable 55 litre heavy duty grass collection bag.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • The telescopic handle doubles as a stand and wheelie trolley.
  • 5Ah Arc Lithium battery.
  • Rapid charger.
  • 7 deck heights and 3 handlebar heights.
  • Self-propelled.
  • Extra-wide cutting power.
  • Batteries can be used in other EGO cordless tools.
  • Brushless motor for a longer-lasting, more efficient mower.
  • Vertical space saving storage.
  • Single deck height control lever.
  • Hybrid grass box.
  • Space for an optional roller.
  • 5-year warranty (3-year on batteries).
Cons
  • The mulching plug is an optional extra.
  • The roller is an optional extra.
  • The wheels are a little narrow.
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 41cm
Cut Heights: 6 (22mm - 72mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Rear Roller (Stripes) Safety Key Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Vertical Storage

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Summary

The LawnMaster CLMF4841E is a cordless lawn mower weighing just 14.2kg and powered by two 4.0Ah 24 volt batteries (four supplied) and comes supplied with two fast chargers. The batteries take 60 minutes to charge and will deliver up to 25 minutes of continuous run time per battery. It features a 41cm cutting blade and 42 litre grass collection bag.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • 3-in-1 cutting options (mulching, cut and collect, rear discharge)
  • Rear roller for striped lawn appearance
  • Intelligent sensor to adjust power
  • Versatile cutting heights (including a lower 22mm cut)
  • Vertical storage, folding handles
  • Excellent value for money
  • Comes with additional batteries (4 in total)
  • Power share batteries
  • 2 fast chargers supplied
  • Easy to manoeuvre due to larger rear wheels
Cons
  • No dual charger - two separate fast chargers supplied
  • Limited number of other LawnMaster garden tools to share batteries with
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 37cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 75mm)
Lawn Size: Medium

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Summary

The Sprint 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower 370P18V is powered by a single 18 volt 5.0 Ah battery and a 18 volt brushless motor and supplied with a dual battery charger. The 37cm cutting width together with the powerful Briggs and Stratton battery make this mower ideal for medium lawns up to 520m². The Sprint 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower is supplied with a large 40 litre collection box, 7 height level positions from 25mm to 75mm via a single lever and provides up to 45 minutes of run time. This mower has the ability to “cut and collect” or “cut and rear discharge” the grass cuttings.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Good run time at 45 minutes.
  • The battery is interchangeable with other Sprint cordless power tools.
  • Large 40 litre grass collection box.
  • Larger rear wheels for manoeuvrability and stability.
  • Excellent Warranty - 5 years limited product - 3 years limited on the battery and charger.
Cons
  • Mulching plug is an optional extra.
  • No rear roller.

What Is A Mulching Mower?

Cordless Lawn Mower Mulching PlugIn order to mulch, you must have either a dedicated mulching mower or a mower that has the ability to mulch. There are hundreds of mowers out there that offer this feature, but how it works is a different matter – we will look at that in a little more detail later on.

On a mower that does not mulch, the lawn clippings are cut from the grass and directly deposited into the grass collection bag. This is an efficient method for the purpose but when delivering the clippings back to the lawn, your mower needs to chop them up a lot more finely.

This is where a mulching mower really comes into its own. A lot of people believe that the grass clippings are deposited directly back onto the lawn but in reality, these powerful mowers circulate them to chop them up into a finer material before sending them back down to the ground. Furthermore, the mulching mower will also have the ability to push these grass clippings closer to the surface of the ground, allowing the nutrients and moisture to penetrate more easily.

Choosing The Right Type Of Cordless Mulching Lawn Mower

You could be forgiven for thinking that all cordless mulching mowers were made equal; but nothing in life is ever that simple. But that doesn’t mean to say that choosing your mulching mower has to be a headache-inducing task. Far from it. You simply need to know whether you would benefit more from a dedicated mulching mower or one that has other mowing features. Let’s take a look at the two types.

Dedicated Cordless Mulching Lawn Mowers

Dedicated Petrol Mulching Lawn MowerDedicated mulching mowers only have this one feature and they are great if you live in a place where the weather is consistent. If you live somewhere where there is a lot of rainfall, like the UK, this may not be the best option. Quite simply, trying to mow wet grass with a mulching mower can cause it to clog up and the performance will be drastically reduced. That being said, you should also make sure to stick to only cutting a third of the current lawn height. The reason for this is that cutting too much can overwhelm the mower and once again, cause the deck to become clogged. Moreover cutting the lawn too short means it is unable to absorb light and moisture, and may become stressed and brown – simply not recommended for the health of your lawn.

The huge advantage of a dedicated mulching mower is that they offer a much more powerful mulching function than a multifunctional model. The reason for this is that the deck of these mowers has been designed for improved airflow which is necessary to keep the clippings moving as the blades slice them up into the fine matter that will be given back to the lawn.

In these models, the clippings will move in a vortex which means they can pass over the blades multiple times.

Multifunctional Cordless Mulching Lawn Mowers

Conversely, a 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 mower will give you a wide variety of options. Typically, you will see mowers that have a cut and collect option along with either mulching, rear discharge or side discharge, or indeed, a combination of any of these features. Which you choose will vastly depend on how you wish to use the mower.

These multi-purpose machines usually come with a mulching plug which will convert them from a collection mower into a mulching one. To be honest here in the UK, I would highly recommend these multifunctional cordless models over that of a dedicated mulching mower. Why? Well because of the changing seasons and unpredictable weather. Having the ability to swich between these different cutting modes means that you will always be able to cut the lawn to suit its requirements, seasonal and weather variations, ensuring the best possible health and condition of your lawn.

In summary, I hope you can see that with these multi-cutting cordless lawn mowers you will enjoy the freedom and versatility they provide.

How To Get The Best Mulching Results With A Cordless Mulching Mower

Buying a good cordless mulching mower is an essential part of success, but approaching the job in the right way can also help to yield some wonderful mulching results. It might not be as complicated as you might first think to achieve a golf course standard lawn.

  • Always follow the one third rule; cutting no more than a third of the total grass length in any one mowing session.
  • Your mower blades should always be sharp in order to effectively cut the clippings down to the right size. However, mulching does take its toll on the blades so you may need to sharpen them more often than on other mowers.
  • When using a cordless mulching mower, it is better to cut the grass slightly longer than you would when using a cut and collect system. You should aim for an extra 1 centimetre.
  • It is difficult to mulch when the grass is damp or wet, so it is recommended to mulch when the grass is dry to achieve good results. If you need to water the grass, be sure to do this after mulching and never before.

Conclusion

Cordless Mulching Mower ConclusionMulching is an effective and natural way to give nutrients back to your lawn to keep it looking green, disease free, lush and dense. There are mowers that have been designed with only this purpose in mind and others that form part of a more diverse mowing system. Generally, cordless lawn mowers are low maintenance and the fact that your mower will mulch doesn’t change the amount of minimal maintenance it will require.

There are, of course, pros and cons to each of these types of cordless mulching mowers and which you choose will depend on several factors. You should carefully consider which model you go for and when you use your new mulching mower, be sure to follow my top tips to make sure you get the best results.

So, if you have decided that a cordless mulching mower is the way to go, you then have to decide which model is best suited to your lawn size and circumstances. To assist you with this process, why not head over to my easy to use lawn mower selection tool to quickly and easily shortlist your perfect cordless mulching mower.


Cordless Mulching Lawn Mower FAQs

Do Mulching Lawn Mowers Really Work?

A mulching lawn mower is designed to circulate the grass clippings around the cutting deck, finely chopping them before delivering them back to the lawn as a natural fertiliser. Provided that you purchase from a reputable brand, there is no reason that your cordless mulching lawn mower won’t do an effective job. There are some exceptions where a mulching lawn mower will not work, such as exceptionally long / neglected lawns and when the grass is wet.

What’s The Disadvantage Of Mulching?

Mulching is, for the most part, a great way to ensure that you have a lush, healthy, green lawn. However, if you mulch when the grass is too long, then a layer of grass can build up and this can be a hiding place for insects that could damage the lawn. Moreover, too much mulch could deprive the grass of sunlight, so it’s important to mulch on a regular basis to ensure that you are only cutting 1/3 off the overall length of the grass and the grass is dry.

How Often Should You Mulch When Mowing?

It’s good practice to use the mulching function on your mower whenever you notice that the current layer of mulch has done its job. You might notice signs of decomposition, discoloration of the grass, which will tell you that you need to go through the mulching process again. If you cut your grass on a regular basis during the growing season, you may want to consider using the mulching option every time, as the amount of mulched grass will be less and will therefore provide consistent natural fertiliser to boost the health of your lawn.

Why Does My Mulching Mower Leave Clumps Of Grass?

Your cordless mulching mower should not leave behind any visible signs that you have mulched. If you notice clumps of grass this is likely because you have attempted to mow the lawn while it is wet. However, if the grass is dry, the problem could be that you have let it grow too long in between cutting sessions.

How Often Should You Sharpen Mulching Blades?

It’s important to keep your cordless mulching mower in good condition by applying some simple maintenance techniques. It is recommended to sharpen the blades for every 25 hours of use which works out to be around twice per season if you are mowing once a week.

Does Mulching Grass Spread Weeds?

While a lot of people believe it, the idea that mulching spreads grass weeds is a common misconception. Mulching will not worsen thatch or weeds provided that you only ever cut a third of the blade during each mow. This is why it is incredibly important to select the right cutting height.

Is It Better To Mulch or Side Discharge Grass?

If you have a cordless mulching mower, you’ll probably have noticed that it has some other functions. Typically, this will be collection, rear discharge and/or side discharge. The side and rear discharge functions will also deliver clippings back onto the lawn but unlike mulching mode, they will not be finely chopped and so cannot penetrate right down to the roots to provide that important nutrition. Therefore, as a result mulching is by far the better choice for a healthy lawn.

How Long Does The Battery Last On A Cordless Mulching Mower?

The battery on your cordless mulching mower may have a run time that is anywhere between thirty and sixty minutes. This will largely depend on the voltage of the battery; for bigger lawns, you should go for something more powerful. In terms of lifespan, you can expect your cordless mulching mower battery to last between three and five years depending on how well it is taken care of. This works out to be around 500 charges. It is worth noting that mulching the grass cuttings puts the mower under a slightly more stress, and therefore reduces the run time of the battery by around 10%.

How Does A Cordless Mulching Mower Work?

A cordless mulching mower runs on battery power so you will need to be prepared to recharge your batteries as you use them. You will use a mulching plug which fits into the back of the lawn mower preventing the clippings from coming out the back. These clippings are then blown around the deck using the blades circulation, so that they can be finely chopped before being blown back onto the grass to act as a fertilizer.

What Size Cordless Mulching Mower Do I Need?

The size of the lawn mower you will need will depend on the size of the garden you are mowing. This is given as a cutting width in centimetres; the larger the lawn, the larger the mower you will need to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time. Whether you use the mulching function on your lawn mower or any of the other mowing functions, this won’t affect the size of the mower needed.

Do All Cordless Lawn Mowers Have The Ability To Mulch the Grass Cuttings?

Not all lawn mowers have the ability to mulch the grass cuttings. Some lawn mowers allow you to purchase the mulching plug as an optional extra, whilst others come provided with both the mulching blade and mulching plug. However, there are many cordless lawn mowers that simply do not provide the option to mulch.

Do You Have To Mow Slower When Mulching?

When using your cordless mulching mower, you may need to mow slightly more slowly to reap the full benefit of this feature. This is especially true if the grass is slightly longer and denser, as the blades may rip the grass rather than cutting it.

Do Mulching Blades Dull More Quickly?

The amount of time that the blade makes contact with the grass when mulching is more than when it makes contact with regular mowing. This means that the blades will likely need to be sharpened more frequently.

Can You Purchase A Dedicated Mulching Lawn Mower?

Yes, you can purchase a dedicated mulching lawn mower, but these tend to be limited to petrol mowers as opposed to cordless mowers. Cordless mulching mowers will have multiple cutting options that include not only the ability to mulch but cut and collect, rear and side discharge.

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