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Introduction – Electric Mowers For Lawn Stripes

How To Achieve A Striped LawnMany homeowners want to achieve beautiful stripes in their lawn, that are associated with a traditional and well-maintained British garden. One way to achieve this professional striped lawn appearance is with an electric mower fitted with a rear roller.

But are electric lawn mowers the best choice when it comes to creating a traditional striped lawn?

Absolutely. There are many electric lawn mowers that are fitted with a rear roller and will create defined and long lasting lawn stripes, just as good as any other powered lawn mower. However, choosing the best electric mower for lawn stripes is by no means an easy task, as there are so many models available on the UK market. Don’t worry, I am going to guide you and assist to ensure you invest in a machine that is going to achieve the results you desire, is based on your requirements, and serve you for many years to come.

An electric lawn mower that may be best option for one person may not be right for another, so using my guide below will ensure you understand what options and features are available and should be considered, so you make a well informed purchasing decision matching your exact needs.

In A Hurry?

If you are short of time and just want to see the best electric mowers for creating stripes, below I have created, for each category, a shortlist of my top picks.

Best All Rounder
Hyundai 15" / 38cm Corded Electric 1600w/230v Roller Mulching...
Best Value/Performance
Cobra GTRM38 38cm (15in) Electric Lawnmower with Roller - Powerful...
Best Premium/Features
Bosch Lawnmower AdvancedRotak 650 (1700 Watts, Cutting Width: 40 cm,...
Best Quality/Power
Mountfield Princess 38 Electric Lawnmower, 38cm cutting width, 1600W,...
Hyundai 15" / 38cm Corded Electric 1600w/230v Roller Mulching...
Cobra GTRM38 38cm (15in) Electric Lawnmower with Roller - Powerful...
Bosch Lawnmower AdvancedRotak 650 (1700 Watts, Cutting Width: 40 cm,...
Mountfield Princess 38 Electric Lawnmower, 38cm cutting width, 1600W,...
£132.99
£199.99
£259.00
£189.00
Best All Rounder
Hyundai 15" / 38cm Corded Electric 1600w/230v Roller Mulching...
Hyundai 15" / 38cm Corded Electric 1600w/230v Roller Mulching...
£132.99
Best Value/Performance
Cobra GTRM38 38cm (15in) Electric Lawnmower with Roller - Powerful...
Cobra GTRM38 38cm (15in) Electric Lawnmower with Roller - Powerful...
£199.99
Best Premium/Features
Bosch Lawnmower AdvancedRotak 650 (1700 Watts, Cutting Width: 40 cm,...
Bosch Lawnmower AdvancedRotak 650 (1700 Watts, Cutting Width: 40 cm,...
£259.00
Best Quality/Power
Mountfield Princess 38 Electric Lawnmower, 38cm cutting width, 1600W,...
Mountfield Princess 38 Electric Lawnmower, 38cm cutting width, 1600W,...
£189.00

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Best Electric Lawn Mowers For A Striped Lawn

To help you out, below I have listed the best electric mowers with a rear roller that will create a beautifully striped lawn. If you want to learn more about each mower click on the “Full Review” button, it will take you to a page with a comprehensive review including the pros & cons, features and who the mower is best suited to. Use the filters to narrow your selection in order to meet your requirements.

ImageMower NameDeckFeaturesMore Details
LawnMaster 40cm Electric Lawn Mower Review MEB1840M

LawnMaster 40cm Electric Lawn Mower Review MEB1840M

40Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Large, Medium6 (20mm - 70mm)1800Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
87
Flymo EasiMow 340R Review (300R 380R) - Corded Electric Lawn Mower

Flymo EasiMow 340R Review (300R 380R) - Corded Electric Lawn Mower

34Check Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectMedium, Small5 (20mm - 60mm)1400Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Rear Roller (Stripes)
85
Cobra GTRM43 Review - Electric Lawn Mower

Cobra GTRM43 Review - Electric Lawn Mower

43Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large, Medium7 (20mm - 75mm)1800Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
85
Cobra GTRM40 Review

Cobra GTRM40 Review

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Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium7 (20mm - 75mm)1600Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86
Cobra GTRM38 Review

Cobra GTRM38 Review

38Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium, Small7 (20mm - 75mm)1600Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86
Hyundai HYM3300E Review

Hyundai HYM3300E Review

33Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium, Small3 (20mm - 60mm)1200Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)
87
Flymo Chevron 32VC Review

Flymo Chevron 32VC Review

32Check Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectSmall5 (20mm - 60mm)1200Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Rear Roller (Stripes)
84
Hyundai HYM3800E Review

Hyundai HYM3800E Review

38Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium5 (20mm - 70mm)1600Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Vertical Storage
87
Flymo EasiStore 340R Review (300R 380R) - Corded Electric Lawn Mower

Flymo EasiStore 340R Review (300R 380R) - Corded Electric Lawn Mower

34Check Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectMedium, Small5 (20mm - 60mm)1400Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Vertical Storage
84
Mountfield Princess 34 Review (294340063/M13 )

Mountfield Princess 34 Review (294340063/M13 )

34Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium, Small6 (25mm - 75mm)1400Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
87
Mountfield Princess 38 Review

Mountfield Princess 38 Review

38Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium6 (25mm - 75mm)1600Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86
Mountfield Princess 42 Review

Mountfield Princess 42 Review

42Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large6 (25mm - 75mm)1800Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86
Bosch UniversalRotak 550 Review

Bosch UniversalRotak 550 Review

37Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium6 (20mm - 70mm)1300Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
87
Bosch Rotak 36 R Review - (ARM 37) Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

Bosch Rotak 36 R Review - (ARM 37) Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

36Check Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectMedium5 (20mm - 70mm)1350Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86
Flymo Visimo Review

Flymo Visimo Review

32Check Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectSmall3 (20mm - 60mm)1200Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Rear Roller (Stripes)
83
Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 Review

45Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large7 (25mm - 80mm)1700Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
88
Bosch AdvancedRotak 650 Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 650 Review

41Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large, Medium7 (25mm - 80mm)1700Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
88
Bosch Rotak 34R Review - Electric Rotary Lawn mower

Bosch Rotak 34R Review - Electric Rotary Lawn mower

34Check Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectMedium, Small5 (20mm - 70mm)1300Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86
Bosch Rotak 32R Review - Electric Rotary Lawnmower

Bosch Rotak 32R Review - Electric Rotary Lawnmower

32Check Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectSmall3 (20mm - 60mm)1200Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86

10 Best Electric Lawn Mower Reviews With A Rear Roller

Select your requirements by ticking the applicable boxes below; so I can help you pick the perfect electric lawn mower with a rear roller.

Lawn Size
Mower Features
Cutting Options
Electric Motor Size

Choose The Right Electric Mower For Lawn Stripes Here

Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1700w
Deck Size: 41cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium

Features:

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

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

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

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 650 has a powerful 1700W motor and has a 41 cm cutting width using a hardened steel blade designed for medium to large sized lawns. The smooth sound profile of the Bosch ProSilence prevents your lawnmower from disturbing your neighbours by reducing its noise level by up to 75% to 89 dB.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Features that help make mowing your lawn easier - ProSilence, ErgoSlide, LeafCollect, ErgoFlex and Integrated Height Adjustment
  • Powerful motor
  • Large grass box
  • Silent operation
Cons
  • 10 metre cord a little short
  • Grass bag can be a bit tricky to empty
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1700w
Deck Size: 45cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large

Features:

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

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

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

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 has a powerful 1700W motor and has a 45 cm width using a hardened steel blade designed for medium to large sized lawns. The smooth sound profile of the Bosch ProSilence reduces its noise level by up to 75% to 89 dB.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Features that help make mowing your lawn easier - ProSilence, ErgoSlide, LeafCollect, ErgoFlex and Integrated Height Adjustment
  • Powerful motor
  • Large grass box
  • Silent operation
Cons
  • 10 metre cord a little short
  • Grass bag can be a bit tricky to empty
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1400w
Deck Size: 34cm
Cut Heights: 6 (25mm - 75mm)
Lawn Size: Medium, Small

Features:

Folding Handles Larger Rear Wheels Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Mountfield Princess 34 is a 1400 watt electric corded lawn mower that has a 34cm cutting deck and 6 height adjustments from 25mm to 75mm. It has a very respectable solid 35 litre collection box and is supplied with a 15 metre cable, ergonomic, durable design complete with rear roller.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Mulching feature
  • Rear roller and front anti-scalping plate
  • 6 height adjustment options that are easy to change
  • Fold-able Handles
  • Good manoeuvrability
  • 15 metre power cable
  • 2-Year warranty
Cons
  • Grass box assembly can be a little tricky
  • Cannot fold bars at lower point
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1300w
Deck Size: 37cm
Cut Heights: 6 (20mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size: Medium

Features:

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

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

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

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch UniversalRotak 550 Electric Rotary Lawnmower is a new range of premium Bosch mowers that are durable and have new innovative features. The UniversalRotak 550 has a 37cm cutting width with a large 40 litre grass collection box and is suited for lawns up to 550 metres squared. There is a powerful 1300 watt motor that powers the hardened ground steel blade that incorporates the innovative “Leaf Collect” system. There are 6 height adjustments from 20mm to 70mm that is controlled from a simple to use and unique central height adjustment button.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • PowerDrive motor
  • Integrated 6 height adjustments
  • Large 40 L grass collection box
  • ErgoFlex Ergonomic handles
  • Rear roller for stripy lawn finish
  • Grass combs
  • LeafCollect system
Cons
  • Shorter Power Cord
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1800w
Deck Size: 40cm
Cut Heights: 6 (20mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching - Rear Discharge

Summary

The LawnMaster 40cm Electric Lawn Mower weighs just 15kg, is powered by an 1800W motor and is designed for lawns up to 400m². It features a large 40cm cutting blade, 42 litre grass collection bag and has the ability to cut & collect, mulch and rear discharge the grass cuttings.

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 20mm cut)
  • Padded, folding and adjustable handles
  • Cuts well to the edge
  • Excellent value for money
  • Easy to manoeuvre due to larger rear wheels
Cons
  • Shorter 10m power cable
  • Grass collection bag could be a little bigger
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1600w
Deck Size: 38cm
Cut Heights: 5 (20mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size: Medium

Features:

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

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

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

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Hyundai HYM3800E is an electric corded lawn mower weighing just 12.5kg and is powered by a 1600w motor. It has a wide 38cm cutting blade, a 40 litre grass collection bag and is designed for lawns up to 250m². There are 5 cutting heights that range from 20mm to 70mm, and this feature rich mower is supplied with a rear roller, mulching plug and mulching blade.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • The HYM3800E is provided with a removable mulching plug.
  • Lightweight mower that is easy to lift onto a shelf for storage.
  • Collapsible grass box.
  • Central deck height control lever.
  • Built-in roller (striper) for a striped lawn appearance.
  • Double double folding handlebar.
  • Vertical storage option.
Cons
  • The rear roller is a little narrower than the blade/deck.
  • 10 metre mains cable - an extra few metres of cable would have been nice.
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1200w
Deck Size: 33cm
Cut Heights: 3 (20mm - 60mm)
Lawn Size: Medium, Small

Features:

Folding Handles Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Hyundai HYM3300E is an electric corded lawn mower weighing just 9kg and is powered by a 1200w motor. It has a 33cm cutting blade, a 30 litre grass collection bag and is designed for small to medium lawns up to 150m². There are 3 cutting heights that range from 20mm to 60mm and comes supplied with a 10 metre power cable.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Lightweight and very easy to manoeuvre
  • Has mulching plug included
  • Rear roller to create a striped lawn
  • Great value for money
  • Suitable for small to medium lawns
  • Cuts to the edge of the lawn
  • Comes with a good warranty
Cons
  • Cutting height can be tricky to change
  • Not designed for longer damp grass
  • No foam padding on handles
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1350w
Deck Size: 36cm
Cut Heights: 5 (20mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size: Medium

Features:

Folding Handles Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect

Features:

Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect

Summary

The Bosch Rotak 36 R has a powerful 1350 W PowerDrive electric motor, a cutting width of 36cm and is lightweight at just 12 Kg. Supplied with a very respectable 40 litre stackable grass collection box and 5 central height adjustments from 20mm to 70mm. The Bosch Rotak 36 R incorporates Ergonomic handles using Bosch’s Ergoflex-System and has the benefit of space saving double folding handles and has been constructed with a smart compact design. This mower also has an integrated rear roller for a stripy lawn and side grass combs to ensure close to edge cut.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Good Quality and Lightweight Lawn Mower
  • Rear Roller for Stripy Lawn
  • Ergonomic Handles
  • Double Folding Handles
  • Ease of Height Adjustment
  • Large 40 L Grass Box (can be unclipped/split for compact storage)
  • Grass Comb for close to edge cutting
  • Good warranty and after-sales support
Cons
  • Shorter Power Cable
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1800w
Deck Size: 42cm
Cut Heights: 6 (25mm - 75mm)
Lawn Size: Large

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Mountfield Princess 42 is a 1800 watt electric corded lawn mower that has a 42cm cutting deck and 6 height adjustments from 25mm to 75mm. It has a very respectable rigid 50 litre collection box and is supplied with a 15 metre cable. The Mountfield Princess 42 has 3-in-1 functionality and is able to collect, mulch and rear discharge the grass cuttings, and is fitted with a rear roller for a traditional striped lawn finish.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Durable mower with 3-in-1 cutting system - collect, mulch and rear discharge
  • Rear roller for striped lawn with front anti-scalping plate
  • 6 height adjustment options that are easy to change
  • Fold-down handles
  • Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
  • 15 metre power cable
  • 2-Year warranty
Cons
  • Grass box assembly can be a little tricky
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1600w
Deck Size: 38cm
Cut Heights: 6 (25mm - 75mm)
Lawn Size: Medium

Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Larger Rear Wheels Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Mountfield Princess 38 is a 1600 watt electric corded lawn mower that has a 38cm cutting deck and 3-in-1 cutting system including collect, mulch and rear discharge of the grass cuttings. This mower is designed for medium sized lawns, has 6 height positions from 25mm to 75mm and a very respectable rigid 40 litre grass collection box. It is fitted with a rear roller for a luxury striped appearance and is supplied with a 15 metre cable. 

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Durable mower with 3-in-1 cutting system – collect, mulch and rear discharge
  • Excellent performance and cut quality
  • Rear roller for striped lawn with front anti-scalping plate
  • 6 height adjustment options that are easy to change
  • Foldable handles for compact storage
  • Ergonomic left and right starter handles
  • Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
  • 15 metre power cable
  • Trusted Mountfield brand
  • 2-Year warranty
Cons
  • Grass box assembly can be a little tricky


A Complete Guide To Buying An Electric Mower For A Striped Lawn

Use the information below to guide you on your journey to purchasing the perfect electric mower to create that quint essential British striped lawn.

Why Striped Lawns Are So Popular?

Why Striped Lawns Are So PopularApart from the obvious reason that a beautifully striped lawn is aesthetically pleasing, it provides a professional look used by many golf courses, hotels and other venues, it is also beneficial for your lawn.

Having a striped lawn appearance gives the impression that your lawn is professionally managed. However, achieving this yourself is entirely possible, will not cost the Earth and is easy to do with the right electric lawn mower.

How Do I Create Stripes On My Lawn With An Electric Lawn Mower? 

It goes without saying that you are going to need an electric lawn mower that has either two wheels and a dedicated rear roller or four wheels with an additional rear roller. More on this later.

As the mower cuts your grass, the rear roller is permanently in action ironing out minor bumps as it flattens the soil and bends the blades of grass in alternating directions on each pass. This creates the striped lawn appearance, as the blades of grass facing you appear darker compared to those facing away, due to the reflection of light. As a result, the lawn looks healthy and well-manicured.

When cutting your lawn it should not be cut too short as it will be difficult to achieve a striped lawn appearance. Keeping it longer will also prevent the lawn from disease, damage and drying out. This is another reason that using a roller in your garden is highly beneficial, as it will ensure you maintain a regular mowing schedule sticking to the recommended 1/3 cutting rule. This will not only ensure that your striping works effectively, but is essential for keeping your lawn healthy. Remember, it is the longer grass lying flat in two different directions that results in the professional striped appearance.

When using a mower with a roller on your lawn you will, no doubt, have a more methodical approach to mowing. Following planned row patterns will prevent some areas of your lawn being missed, as could easily happen with other mowing options.

In summary, striped lawns are extremely popular in the UK as they provide that perfect pampered treatment and lawn finish that will be the envy of your neighbours. Your don’t need a professional company to create a striped lawn, this is certainly something you can easily do yourself.

Is An Electric Mower Best For Creating A Striped Lawn?

Is An Electric Mower Best For Creating A Striped Lawn

As mentioned above, there are different powered mowers with a roller that will provide a striped lawn appearance (petrol, cordless, push, ride-on, not only electric).

Just remember that the heavier the mower the more long lasting stripes the roller will produce. Heavy petrol mowers will produce longer lasting stripes compared to a lightweight electric mower. However, some people do not want to worry about the maintenance of petrol mowers, changing oil, spark plugs and fuel. Your electric or cordless mower will require some basic maintenance, but nowhere near as much as a petrol mower. Others do not want to keep charging batteries before they mow their lawn, as is the case with cordless mowers, but still want a powerful reliable mower with many additional features and easy / reliable starting. For these homeowners, an electric mower with a rear roller is, for sure, the best option.

Of course, you can continue to use a mower with no roller and purchase a standalone roller, however, just remember that you will be doing the job twice and extra storage will be needed.

It is worth mentioning that some mowers have a striping mat, this is not the same as a rear roller. The mat pushes the grass down, but as there is hardly any weight it will not be as good or have the same results and lasting impact compared to a roller.

In summary, while it is true that other power options with a rear roller are available, the simple convenience, low maintenance, value for money and practicalities make electric mowers the most popular power option when it comes to achieving a striped lawn.

What Features Should A Good Electric Mower For A Striped Lawn Have?

  • What To Consider Before Buying An Electric Mower With A Rear RollerPower – Electric mowers are provided with varying degrees of power, and choosing the right one is a key decision if you don’t want to end up with an underpowered mower. So how do you decide? Well, if you undertake a regular lawn care schedule and religiously cut your lawn on a weekly basis, then you will get away with a less powerful motor, as the demand will be less. On the other hand, if you let your lawn grow that much longer, or the conditions are more demanding, then choose a mower with a motor of at least 1800 watts.
  • Deck Size & Cutting Width – Choosing how big your electric mower is, will no doubt be determined by the size of your lawn. Get this right and you will be able to get the job done as quickly as possible with fewer passes. Balance this with the additional storage space required and the additional weight of a larger mower. Speaking of weight, when it comes to finding the best electric mower for lawn stripes, heavier is by far better. Below is a table that shows you what you should be looking out for, when deciding on the width of the deck for the different sized lawns.

Lawn Sizes to Lawn Mower Deck Guide

Size of lawnSquare metres (Square Feet)Deck Size
Small lawnLess than 200m² (2200 Sq. Ft.)30cm to 34cm (12" to 14")
Medium lawn200m² to 350m² (2200 to 3800 Sq. Ft.)34cm to 40cm (14" to 16")
Large lawn350m² + (3800 Sq. Ft. +)Over 40cm (Over 16")
  • Cable Length –  It goes without saying, that the longer the power cord, the more reach the mower will have when dealing with a medium to larger lawn. Of course, if needed, you can always add an extension lead to reach all parts of the lawn.
  • Cutting Heights – Having a good range of cutting heights means that you will be able to cut your lawn in accordance with the season and your personal preference. Just remember, as we mentioned earlier, better lawn stripes will be achieved if you leave the lawn that little bit longer, but most certainly no shorter than 40mm. Having a single lever that adjusts all four wheels is also not something found on all electric lawn mowers, but is something I would highly recommend.

What Features Should A Good Electric Mower For A Striped Lawn Have

  • Weight – As mentioned above, most homeowners would be looking for a lightweight electric mower, however if you want to achieve a more defined and longer lasting stripes, a heavier mower is far better. This is why heavy petrol mowers do such a good job of creating lawn stripes and are used on golf course greens. It is about getting the balance right, so choose a mower that is light enough to take to and from the garden shed and easily manoeuvre around the lawn, whilst still producing the lawn stripes you so desire. Most electric lawn mowers will range between 10kg and 14kg, depending on the size and features.
  •  Other Features – When choosing your next electric lawn mower, there are other features that you will need to consider. These include adjustable and ergonomic handles, larger rear wheels, leaf collect option, grass collection full indicator, collection box capacity and even self-propulsion.
  • Cutting Options – Electric mowers are provided with between 1 and 4 cutting methods. These include cut & collect, mulching, side and rear discharge. Only a few electric mowers will have side and rear discharge options. But what about mulching? Whilst there are many electric mowers that will have the ability to mulch the grass cuttings, the fact that the mower you are looking for has a rear roller means that mulching may not always be the best option. Why is this? Mulching cuts the grass clippings into tiny pieces and deposits them back into the lawn. If the lawn is slightly damp, your rear roller will pick these small clippings up causing clumps of grass being deposited on the lawn, not the desired result.
  • Storage – If you are short of storage space, then consider an electric mower that has folding handles at both the mid and lower points of the bars. Vertical storage is also a great feature that can safe up to 70% of the mower’s storage footprint and is another plus point over a petrol mower, that naturally can’t offer this feature.
  • Warranty & Support – Having a decent warranty and a brand that you can call on when you either need a repair or spare part, is crucial to the longevity of your new electric lawn mower. Some brands do this very well, while others leave a lot to be desired. There is nothing worse than trying to replace the blade on your mower, only to find that you can’t locate one for love nor money. In all my detailed reviews I will always score the level of support and warranty that is provided with each mower, so be sure to check this out.

Conclusion

There you have it. I hope the above information has provided you with everything you need to choose the best electric lawn mower to produce a striped lawn you can be proud of.

So now you have your specific requirements, it is time to head over to my lawn mower selection tool, where you can filter them to receive a shortlist of my best electric mowers with a rear roller in seconds.

If you are still unsure what mower is best for you, don’t panic, you can always use the comments box below to ask any questions you may have, and I will be more than happy to help.

Electric Mower For A Striped Lawn FAQs

How Are The Stripes On The Lawn Achieved?

The light and dark green stripes are achieved by a mower with a rear roller or a dedicated roller by pushing and bending the grass down, with the sunlight reflecting off the blades of grass. The grass facing you will appear darker compared to that facing away.

Should I Change The Direction Of The Stripes In My Lawn?

Yes, it is recommended that you change the direction every 2 weeks to prevent the grass from lying, leaning or growing in one particular direction.

How Do I Create A Striped Lawn?

You will need a mower with a roller or a standalone roller to achieve a striped lawn. Some mowers have a striper mat, but this is not as effective and long-lasting as using a roller. You can’t create a striped lawn without a roller.

How Do You Mow A Striped Pattern In Your Lawn?

Mow your lawn in one direction, at the end of the row turn the mower around and continue mowing in the opposite direction. To mow a checkboard pattern in your lawn, in addition to the striped pattern you will need to mow your lawn a second time at 90 degrees or horizontally to your first cut.

How To Create A Double Width Stripes With A Push Mower?

Mow your lawn in one direction, return mowing on one side as normal, to create a double width stripe mow next to your first cut in the same direction. This will create a double width stripe. Continue mowing two rows in the same direction covering your entire lawn for a consistent double width finish.

Is It Better To Cut My Lawn Short Or Long?

Cutting the lawn too short or too long is likely to cause damage and be prone to lawn disease, drought or heat damage. Creating stripes in your lawn is reliant on the grass not being too short or too long, around 30mm should be just right. Always follow the 1/3 rule, do not cut more than 1/3 of the total length of the grass blade and follow regular mowing schedule, normally once per week during the growing season.

How Do I Find The Best Mower For My Lawn?

To find the perfect mower for your lawn, use my mower selection tool that will select the perfect mower for you and your lawn in seconds, based on your requirements. https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/find-the-perfect-lawn-mower/

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