Best Electric Mower for Small Lawns

Discover the best electric lawnmower for small lawns and gardens in the UK

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Best Electric Mower for Small Lawns and Gardens

Discover the best electric corded lawnmower for small lawns with my comprehensive guide. As a small garden owner, I have extensively tested various electric mowers and can attest to their suitability for our needs. With no reliance on petrol, these mowers offer unlimited runtime and robust cutting power.

Navigating the plethora of electric mowers available in the UK market can be daunting. However, fear not, as I am here to assist you in selecting the optimal option tailored to your requirements and budget.

If you have opted for electric mowers to avoid petrol fumes or the hassle of charging batteries, you are off to a great start. Nonetheless, there are other crucial factors to consider. In the following guide, I will outline the key aspects to consider when choosing a mower.

Once you have identified your options and prioritised your criteria, utilise my tool to narrow down fully reviewed mowers that are ideal for small gardens. I will match you with options that align with your storage space, cutting requirements, features, build quality, and value.

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Here are my top pick selections of electric mowers suitable for smaller lawns.

Best All Rounder
Webb Classic WEER33 Electric Rotary Lawnmower with 5 Cutting Heights,...
Best Budget
Flymo EasiMow 300R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower - 30 cm Cutting Width,...
Best Performance
LawnMaster 1600W Electric Lawn Mower with 37cm cutting width, ideal...
Best Premium/Build
Bosch Home and Garden Rotak 34R Electric Lawnmower (1300 W, Cutting...
Best Value Roller/Mulch
Hyundai 13" 33cm 1200w Corded Electric Lawnmower 230v / 240v...
Webb Classic WEER33 Electric Rotary Lawnmower with 5 Cutting Heights,...
Flymo EasiMow 300R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower - 30 cm Cutting Width,...
LawnMaster 1600W Electric Lawn Mower with 37cm cutting width, ideal...
Bosch Home and Garden Rotak 34R Electric Lawnmower (1300 W, Cutting...
Hyundai 13" 33cm 1200w Corded Electric Lawnmower 230v / 240v...
£99.95
£104.00
£149.99
£110.50
Price not available
Best All Rounder
Webb Classic WEER33 Electric Rotary Lawnmower with 5 Cutting Heights,...
Webb Classic WEER33 Electric Rotary Lawnmower with 5 Cutting Heights,...
£99.95
Best Budget
Flymo EasiMow 300R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower - 30 cm Cutting Width,...
Flymo EasiMow 300R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower - 30 cm Cutting Width,...
£104.00
Best Performance
LawnMaster 1600W Electric Lawn Mower with 37cm cutting width, ideal...
LawnMaster 1600W Electric Lawn Mower with 37cm cutting width, ideal...
£149.99
Best Premium/Build
Bosch Home and Garden Rotak 34R Electric Lawnmower (1300 W, Cutting...
Bosch Home and Garden Rotak 34R Electric Lawnmower (1300 W, Cutting...
£110.50
Best Value Roller/Mulch
Hyundai 13" 33cm 1200w Corded Electric Lawnmower 230v / 240v...
Hyundai 13" 33cm 1200w Corded Electric Lawnmower 230v / 240v...
Price not available

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Best Electric Lawnmower for Small Lawns / Gardens

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Murray LE380 Electric Mower Review

Murray LE380 Electric Mower Review

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Medium, Small5 (25mm - 65mm)1600Folding Handles
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87Murray is a relatively well-known lawn mower brand that’s hailed for its affordable quality. I reviewed the Murray EC320 but this year, they’ve given that model an upgrade and presented us with the Murray LE380 Electric Mower. I’ve been checking it out and I have to say that I’m very impressed with its performance and cut quality, especially given that this lawn mower is less than £150!
Pros
  • Bigger grass box than predecessor
  • Larger deck than predecessor
  • Overload protection
  • Full width starter handle
  • 2 in 1 mowing functions
  • Low noise
Cons
  • Handles are not padded
  • Handles don’t fold at lower point
  • No mulching option
Murray LE320 Electric Mower Review

Murray LE320 Electric Mower Review

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Small3 (25mm - 65mm)1200Folding Handles87Murray is a relatively well-known lawn mower brand that’s hailed for its affordable quality. I reviewed the Murray EC320 but this year, they’ve given that model an upgrade and presented us with the Murray LE320 Electric Mower. I’ve been checking it out and I have to say that I’m very impressed with its performance and cut quality, especially given that this lawn mower is less than £90!
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight and manoeuvrable
  • 2 in 1 mowing functions
  • Ideal for small lawns up to 300m²
  • Durable deck
  • Very affordable
Cons
  • Only has three cutting heights
  • No central height adjustment
  • Handles are not padded
  • No mulching option
Flymo Easimo Reviewed

Flymo Easimo Reviewed

32Full ReviewCut and CollectSmall3 (20mm - 60mm)900Folding Handles79Almost everyone is familiar with the Flymo range of lawn mowers. They have built up a solid reputation for well-priced, easy to use lightweight lawn mowers. The 900-watt Easimo Electric Wheeled Lawn Mower is no exception. It weighs less than 9 kg and is light and nimble. The Flymo Easimo is ideal for small to medium lawns. It is perfect for tight corners, bends, and even banks.
Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Lightweight and easy to move
  • Low noise
  • Easy to transport or store
Cons
  • Not as robust or durable as more expensive models
  • Not suitable for larger gardens
  • Only 3 height adjustments (standard with mowers in this price range)
VonHaus Electric Lawnmower 1200W Review

VonHaus Electric Lawnmower 1200W Review

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Medium, Small5 (25mm - 65mm)1200Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
84There’s lots more to get excited about so keep ready for my VonHaus electric lawn mower 1200w in which I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this excellent little eclectic mower.
Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Well built and sturdy
  • Easy to store
  • Great for small to medium lawns
  • Lots of safety features
  • Adjustable handle for comfort
Cons
  • No padding on handles
  • Not suitable for uneven lawns
  • Highest cut could be 5mm higher
GardenTek GT38E Review Corded Electric Lawn Mower

GardenTek GT38E Review Corded Electric Lawn Mower

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Medium, Small5 (25mm - 75mm)1300Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Rear Roller (Stripes)
85If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable corded lawn mower then look no further than the GardenTek 15”/38cm corded electric 1600w lawn mower. I’ve been testing this mower and for the price, there’s not much I can complain about.
Pros
  • Easy to use and low maintenance.
  • Great for day to day mowing
  • Comes with a roller and mulching plug
  • Good warranty
  • Affordable
  • Good variety of cutting heights
  • Easy to Store
Cons
  • Not suitable for uneven terrain
  • Could have some durability problems
Bosch Rotak 34R Review - Electric Rotary Lawn mower

Bosch Rotak 34R Review - Electric Rotary Lawn mower

34Full ReviewCut and CollectMedium, Small5 (20mm - 70mm)1300Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86The Bosch Rotak 34R is a nifty and reliable lawn mower that is great value for money. If you are looking for an easy to operate mower for a small to medium garden, this makes an excellent choice. This mower is the slightly bigger brother of the Bosch Rotak 32R with a 34cm deck size as opposed to 32cm and a more powerful motor. The Bosch name is known for well priced, hardworking and reliable garden tools. The German-based company has been around since 1886. Their products are easy to use and they are a trusted and popular brand.
Pros
  • Very Good Build Quality
  • 40 Litre Grass Box
  • Light Weight (11.1 KG)
  • Rear Roller for a Striped Lawn Appearance
  • 5 Cutting Heights (20mm to 70mm)
Cons
  • No Grass Box Level Indicator
LawnMaster 34cm Electric Lawn Mower Review MEB1434M

LawnMaster 34cm Electric Lawn Mower Review MEB1434M

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Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
85The LawnMaster 34cm Electric Lawn Mower weighs just 11kg, is powered by an 1400W motor and is designed for lawns up to 200m². It features a 34cm cutting blade, 32 litre grass collection bag and has the ability to cut & collect, the grass cuttings.
Pros
  • Lightweight and portable: At just over 11 kilograms, this lawn mower is easy to move around and store.
  • Good grass collection: The hybrid grass collection box works well to pick up cuttings and has a hard top to prevent dust and debris from flying up into the operator's face.
  • Rear roller for striping: The rear roller is a nice touch and helps to create stripes on the lawn.
  • Central height adjustment: The six height adjustments are easy to use and the central adjustment is a convenient feature.
  • T-Drive for tough conditions: The T-Drive feature steps up the power to deal with tougher grass conditions.
Cons
  • No mulching option: This model does not come with a mulching plug, so if you want to mulch your grass, you'll need to choose a larger model.
  • Grass collection box can fill up quickly: The 32 litre grass collection box is adequate for the 34cm deck, but it can fill up quickly and may need to be emptied frequently for larger lawns.
Hyundai HYM3200E Review

Hyundai HYM3200E Review

32Full ReviewCut and CollectSmall3 (25mm - 65mm)1000Folding Handles83The Hyundai HYM3200E is an electric corded lawn mower weighing just 8.8kg and is powered by a 1000w motor. It has a wide 32cm cutting blade, a 25 litre grass collection bag and is designed for lawns up to 150m². There are 3 cutting heights that range from 25mm to 65mm and comes supplied with a 10 metre power cable.
Pros
  • Ideal for small lawns
  • Durable deck and grass box
  • Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
  • 3-year warranty
  • Extremely affordable
  • Foldable handles for easier storage
  • Easy to assemble
Cons
  • Only 3 cutting heights with no central lever
  • No rear roller
  • Right handed start only
  • Only cut and collect (no mulching)
Bosch Rotak 32R Review - Electric Rotary Lawnmower

Bosch Rotak 32R Review - Electric Rotary Lawnmower

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86The Bosch Rotak 32R is a nifty and reliable lawn mower that is great value for money. If you are looking for an easy to operate mower for a small to medium garden, this makes an excellent choice. The Bosch name is known for well priced, hardworking and reliable garden tools. The German-based company has been around since 1886. Their products are easy to use and they are a trusted and popular brand. So just how well does this Bosch Rotak 32R perform? Well let’s find out in this Bosch Rotak 32R Review!
Pros
  • Very Good Build Quality
  • Rear Roller for a Striped Lawn Appearance
  • 31 Litre Grass Box
  • Light Weight (6.8 KG)
  • 3 Year Guarantee (when registered)
Cons
  • No Grass Box Level Indicator
  • Only 3 Height Adjustments (20mm - 60mm)
Flymo EasiGlide 300 Review

Flymo EasiGlide 300 Review

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Hover Mower
84Flymo’s EasiGlide 300 is an electric hover mower that has a 30cm deck size designed for a small to medium-sized lawn, an area less than half a tennis court. It is a lightweight hover mower at just 8.2kg and is simple to use, and there are very few parts, so there is minimum maintenance. The Flymo EasiGlide 300 has the added benefit of not only being a hover mower but a hover mower that collects the grass cuttings in its 20 litre integrated collection box.
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Economical
  • Simple to use
  • Updated model for 2021 - 1700w motor
  • Handle design allows for storage on the wall
  • Compact storage
  • Quiet operation
Cons
  • Smaller Grass Box (but neatly integrated in the mower body)
  • Power cord a little short at 10 metres
BLACK+DECKER BEMWH551-GB Review Hover Mower

BLACK+DECKER BEMWH551-GB Review Hover Mower

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Hover Mower
Vertical Storage
81The BLACK+DECKER BEMWH551-GB is an electric hover lawn mower with a 30cm cutting width and foldable handles for reduced storage. It has a 1200w motor, 3 cutting heights ranging from 20mm to 40mm and weighs just 7.5kg.
Pros
  • Great for small gardens, compact and lightweight
  • Long power cord
  • Easy to manoeuvre
  • Works very well on sloped or bumpy lawns
  • Comes with replacement blades
Cons
  • Limited cutting heights
  • No grass collection options
Einhell GC-EM 1032 Review - Electric Lawn Mower

Einhell GC-EM 1032 Review - Electric Lawn Mower

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82The Einhell GE-EM 1233 is a compact electric mower that is suitable for a medium lawn up to 300m² and has a 1000 W motor. There are 3 cutting heights from 20mm to 60mm that can be set on each individual wheel. This mower has a 32cm deck size made from high-quality impact-resistant plastic, a 30 litre grass collection box and has the ability to cut close to the edge.
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact — perfect for tight storage spaces.
  • Cut to edge (almost)!
  • Brilliant value for money.
  • Durable plastic deck.
  • Grass box fill-level indicator.
Cons
  • No central height adjustment lever.
  • Only 3 height settings.
  • Right-handed operation and not ambidextrous.
Flymo EasiMow 340R Review (300R 380R) - Corded Electric Lawn Mower

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

34Full ReviewCut and CollectMedium, Small5 (20mm - 60mm)1400Folding Handles
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85The Flymo EasiMow is an electric corded lawn mower that can be purchased with three deck size options, 30cm, 34cm and 38cm, and is supplied with an integrated rear roller for stripped lawn appearance. The Flymo EasiMow 340R has a 34cm cutting deck, 5 cutting heights from 20mm to 60mm and is supplied with a good sized 35 litre grass collection box.
Pros
  • The design keeps everything neat, in order and untwisted.
  • The handlebar can be double folded or single folded to hang the grass box on.
  • Rear roller for striped lawn.
  • Central deck height adjustment lever on the two larger models.
  • Grass comb to pull in the grass from the edge of the deck.
  • A sturdy and easy to assemble grass box.
  • Ambidextrous throttle grips.
  • Safety start button.
  • Lightweight and easy to control.
  • Adjustable handlebar heights.
  • Strong electric 1200W motor.
Cons
  • The solid grass box may take up too much storage space for some people (non-collapsible).
  • There is no mulching option on the EasiMow range.
  • 300R model uses a manual height adjustment (not the case with larger 340R and 380R models).
Flymo SimpliGlide 300 Review

Flymo SimpliGlide 300 Review

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Hover Mower
Vertical Storage
81The Flymo’s SimpliGlide 300 is an electric hover lawn mower with a 30cm cutting width and foldable handles for reduced storage. It has a 1700w motor, 4 cutting heights ranging from 10mm to 30mm and weighs just 7.3kg.
Pros
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Updated model for 2021 - 1700w motor
  • Handle design allows for storage on the wall
  • Compact storage
  • Low 10mm cutting height
  • Front wheel for easy transport
  • Simple to use
Cons
  • Changing the height adjustment is little fiddly due to absence of a central height lever
  • No grass collection option
  • No quick release levers to fold the handles
Flymo SimpliGlide 330 Review

Flymo SimpliGlide 330 Review

33Full ReviewMedium, Small4 (10mm - 30mm)1700Folding Handles
Hover Mower
Vertical Storage
81The Flymo’s SimpliGlide 330 is an electric hover lawn mower with a 33cm cutting width and foldable handles for reduced storage. It has a 1700w motor, 4 cutting heights ranging from 10mm to 30mm and weighs just 7.3kg.
Pros
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Updated model for 2021 - 1700w motor
  • Handle design allows for storage on the wall
  • Compact storage
  • Low 10mm cutting height
  • Front wheel for easy transport
  • Simple to use
Cons
  • Changing the height adjustment is little fiddly due to absence of a central height lever
  • No grass collection option
  • No quick release levers to fold the handles
Ryobi RLM16E36H 1600W Review

Ryobi RLM16E36H 1600W Review

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85The Ryobi RLM16E36H is an electric lawn mower that has a 36cm (14") cutting deck and comes supplied with a large 45 litre grass collection bag, mulching plug and ergonomic folding handles. This mower has a wide range of cutting heights (5 stages, 20mm to 70mm), weighs 15kg and is provided with a powerful 1600 watt motor.
Pros
  • 2-in-1 cutting features - cut & collect and mulching.
  • Cuts to edge so reduced trimming required.
  • Ergonomic handles with four starter buttons.
  • Angle of the handles can be adjusted to suit the operator.
  • Easy to fold up and store.
  • Centralised deck-height lever.
  • Easy storage grass box complete with full flap indicator.
  • Larger rear wheels.
  • 2 + 1 = 3 year warranty when registered.
Cons
  • Power cable a little short at 9 metres.
  • NO Rear roller for striped lawn appearance.
  • Folding bars at lower point is a little tricky.
Cobra GTRM38 Review

Cobra GTRM38 Review

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86The Cobra GTRM38 is an electric lawn mower that has a 38cm (15") cutting deck and comes supplied with a large 40 litre grass collection bag and a rear roller for a striped lawn appearance. This mower has a wide range of cutting heights (7 stages, 25mm to 75mm), weighs 17kg and is provided with a Cobra 2 year warranty.
Pros
  • Ideal for small to medium sized lawns.
  • 2-in-1 cutting features - cut & collect and mulching.
  • Rear roller for striped lawn appearance.
  • Cuts to edge so reduced trimming required.
  • Padded handles with full width starter bar.
  • Easy to fold up and store.
  • Centralised deck-height lever.
  • Easy storage grass box complete with full flap indicator.
  • Larger rear wheels.
  • 2 Year warranty.
Cons
  • Handles angle cannot be adjusted.
  • Difficult to purchase as this popular mower is normally out of stock.
Hyundai HYM3300E Review

Hyundai HYM3300E Review

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Medium, Small3 (20mm - 60mm)1200Folding Handles
Rear Roller (Stripes)
86The 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
  • 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
Flymo Chevron 32VC Review

Flymo Chevron 32VC Review

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84The Flymo Chevron 32VC is an electric lawn mower that has a 1200 watt motor, 32cm cutting width, 29 litre grass collection box and 5 cutting heights that range from 20mm to 60mm.
Pros
  • Vision window lets you know when it’s time to empty.
  • Affordable.
  • Rear roller for lawn stripes.
  • Ideal for smaller gardens.
  • Spares are easy to come by.
  • Choice of 5 cutting heights.
  • Fully folding handle for compact storage.
  • Lightweight and manoeuvrable.
Cons
  • Grass box can be a little tricky to assemble.
  • No side grass combs for close edge cutting.
  • No mulching option.
Flymo EasiStore 340R Review (300R 380R) - Corded Electric Lawn Mower

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

34Full ReviewCut and CollectMedium, Small5 (20mm - 60mm)1400Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Vertical Storage
84Flymo EasiStore 300R, 340R & 380R ReviewThe Flymo EasiStore is an electric corded lawn mower that has been designed to reduce your storage requirements through its vertical storage option. It can be purchased in three deck sizes, 30cm, 34cm and 38cm, and is supplied with an integrated rear roller for stripped lawn appearance.
Pros
  • Compact and efficient use of space.
  • The design keeps everything neat, in order, and untwisted.
  • The handlebar can be double folded or single folded to hang the grass box on.
  • Integrated striper.
  • Central deck height adjustment lever on the two larger models.
  • Large-diameter rear wheels on the two larger models.
  • Grass comb to pull in the grass from the edge of the deck.
  • A sturdy and easy to assemble grass box.
  • Ambidextrous throttle grips.
  • Safety start button.
  • Lightweight and easy to control.
  • Adjustable handlebar heights.
  • Strong electric motors from 1200W to 1600W.
Cons
  • Height adjustment lever may slip to lowest setting when cutting very long grass.
  • The solid grass box may take up too much storage space for some people (non-collapsible).
  • A 10-metre cable is not that long, so you will need an extension cable.
  • There is no mulching option for the EasiStore.
  • 300R model uses spacers for height adjustment (not the case with larger models).
Murray EC320 Review

Murray EC320 Review

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89The Murray EC320 is an electric corded lawn mower that has a respectable 1200 W motor and is designed for lawns up to 300m2. This model has a 32cm blade and a 30 litre grass collection box. There are 5 cutting heights to choose from that range from 20mm to 60mm that are easily adjusted via a single front mounted lever.
Pros
  • Great build quality and value for money.
  • Wide wheels for better control.
  • Single mount height control lever.
  • Ambidextrous throttle.
  • 5 cutting heights
Cons
  • The grass box is a little on the small side.
  • No mulching plug option on EC320 (only provided on the larger EC370) -
Webb WEER33 Review

Webb WEER33 Review

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Medium, Small5 (25mm - 65mm)1300Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
87The Webb WEER33 is from the respected and trusted British brand Webb. This model has a 33cm blade and a 1300-watt electric motor. There is a single sever height of cut adjustment from 25mm to 65mm. The WEER36 is supplied with a 35 litre grass collection box, 10 metre power cable, foldable handles and is as easy to store as it is to use.
Pros
  • Lightweight, one of the lightest corded electric mowers you can find for this level of power.
  • The central height lever improves the safety and ease of altering the deck height.
  • Side grass combs to bring in the grass to the blade.
  • Foam grip on the handrail to absorb vibrations.
Cons
  • The plastic deck will gouge and weaken over the years with exposure to the Sun.
  • Small front wheels are likely to dig into a damp lawn when weighted down with grass.
Einhell GE-EM 1233 Review

Einhell GE-EM 1233 Review

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Small5 (20mm - 60mm)1200Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
85The Einhell GE-EM 1233 is a compact mower that is suitable for a lawn up to 350 m² and has a Powerful 1250 W motor. There are 5 cutting heights from 20mm to 60mm that can be easily adjusted from a central lever. This mower has a 33cm deck size made from high-quality impact-resistant plastic, a 30 litre grass collection box and has the ability to cut close to the edge.
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact — perfect for tight storage spaces.
  • Cut to edge
  • 1250-watt brushless motor for longer-lasting power.
  • 5 broad height levels with a central adjustment lever.
  • Grass box fill-level indicator.
Cons
  • Right-handed operation and not ambidextrous.
  • Small wheels.
Einhell GC-EM 1030 Review

Einhell GC-EM 1030 Review

30Full ReviewCut and CollectSmall3 (30mm - 70mm)1000Folding Handles82The Einhell GC-EM 1030 is a lightweight electric lawn mower, suitable for lawns of up to 300m². A large 1000-watt motor powers the machine, which connects to the main power supply. The mower is not self-propelled, but is not needed as it’s so light and therefore less to go wrong. It has several height settings that range from 30mm to 70mm, and also comes with a 25 litre grass collection box.
Pros
  • The lightweight design is a big plus, and some of this weight is due to the extra weight placed in the front of the machine to help balance it.
  • The efficient brushless motor will last a long time and give the blade plenty of cutting power.
  • A solid grass box that will collapse for easy storage.
  • Simple design with few parts — so low on maintenance and a lot less to go wrong.
Cons
  • The mower does not have a central height adjustment system.
  • The throttle is on the right-side of the mower, it is not central, but it is robust.
Mountfield Princess 34 Review (294340063/M13 )

Mountfield Princess 34 Review (294340063/M13 )

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Mulching
Medium, Small6 (25mm - 75mm)1400Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Rear Roller (Stripes)
87The 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
  • 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
Flymo Turbo Lite 250 Review - (Turbo Lite 260) Electric Hover Lawn Mower 1400W

Flymo Turbo Lite 250 Review - (Turbo Lite 260) Electric Hover Lawn Mower 1400W

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Hover Mower
82The Flymo Turbo Lite 250 is 25cm electric hover lawn mower with a powerful 1400 watt motor, rotary metal blade, 4 height adjustments, 10 metre cable and foldable handles making it very easy to manoeuvre, store and provides a professional cut from heights between 11mm to 31mm.
Pros
  • Easy to use and lightweight
  • 4 heights of cut (from 11mm to 31mm)
  • Compact mower - easy storage
  • Easy to manoeuvre
  • Left & right starter
  • Hang on the wall
Cons
  • No grass box for collection
  • Height adjustment is a manual process (Spacers)
Flymo Hover Vac 250 Review - (260 - 270) Electric Hover Collect Lawnmower

Flymo Hover Vac 250 Review - (260 - 270) Electric Hover Collect Lawnmower

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Hover Mower
83The Flymo Hover Vac 250 is an ergonomically and simple to use hover lawn mower with a respectable 1400 Watt motor designed for small to medium sized lawns. It has a 25cm cutting width and is lightweight at just 6.5Kg and is supplied with an integrated 15 Litre grass collection box. The Flymo Hover Vac 250 has a metal blade for a neater cut that is of good quality and will last longer. There are 4 steps cutting heights from 11mm to 31mm and a 10 metre power cable.
Pros
  • Lightweight Hover Mower for Ease of Use
  • Quiet Operation
  • Simple to Use
  • Small Machine
  • Budget Low Cost Option
Cons
  • Small Blade
Flymo EasiGlide 330 Review (VX)

Flymo EasiGlide 330 Review (VX)

33Full ReviewCut and CollectSmall4 (10mm - 30mm)1700Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hover Mower
84Flymo’s EasiGlide 330 (VX) is the big brother of the EasiGlide 300 and offers a larger 1700W motor and some extras that make it more user-friendly. The mower uses a hover system to reduce effort when moving around your garden and it is aimed at small to medium garden sizes. The Flymo EasiGlide 330 has a respectable 33cm cutting diameter with an integrated 20 litre grass collection box and weighs in at only 8.2kg.
Pros
  • Grass Viewing Window
  • Powerful Motor
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Updated model for 2021 - 1700w motor
  • Handle design allows for storage on the wall
  • Compact storage
  • Simple to use
Cons
  • Small Grass Box (but neatly integrated in the mower body)
  • Power cord a little short at 10 metres
Flymo Visimo Review

Flymo Visimo Review

32Full ReviewCut and CollectSmall3 (20mm - 60mm)1200Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Rear Roller (Stripes)
83The Flymo Visimo is an electric corded lawn mower with features including a 32cm blade, 3 cutting heights, a vision window to show when the grass box is full and a rear roller for striped lawn. The Flymo Visimo lawn mower has a powerful 1200 watt motor, weighing just 8.9 kg, comes supplied with a 29 litre grass box and is a low cost mower designed for small to medium sized gardens.
Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Popular option mower
  • Rear roller + Lightweight
  • Vision window on the 29 Litre grass box
  • Flex handles to hold the cable
Cons
  • Plastic construction is light but not as durable as a steel deck
  • Grass box can be tricky to handle
  • Only 3 height adjustment options

Guide

What Makes A Good Electric Lawn Mower For A Small Lawn?

What Makes A Good Electric Lawn Mower For A Small Lawn

There really is no point in having a huge petrol mower for a smaller lawn, and that is why electric powered mowers are so popular here in the UK.

The fact that you need to accommodate a cord and provide a power source to the mower means that you would somewhat be limited by the cord if you had a large lawn. For smaller lawns this would not be an issue, but what is classed as a smaller lawn? When we are considering electric lawn mowers, I would say that anything less than 200m² (slightly smaller than a tennis court) would be considered as a small lawn, that can be accommodated perfectly by an electric lawn mower.

Below are the considerations I would take into account specifically relating to a smaller lawn when you are considering your next purchase of an electric lawn mower.

Deck & Lawn Size

The first and most important decision is to get the deck size right that suits not only your lawn, but also your storage requirements. You also need to consider any obstacles or narrow passages on your lawn that will need to be navigated. I would be considering a deck size of 28cm to 34cm for a smaller lawn, and even a 36cm deck if your lawn is around the 200 metres squared mark, if you have no narrow passages and have the storage space required. Below is a table that can guide you to ensure you choose an appropriately sized deck for your sized lawn.

Lawn Sizes to Lawn Mower Deck Guide

Power

So whilst power doesn’t directly relate to the size of your lawn, it is something that needs to be considered carefully. In my experience, the power of the motor should be chosen based on the condition of the lawn you are planning to cut and your lawn maintenance schedule. If your lawn is left to grow long and there are large gaps between each mow, then you are going to need more power to cut the lawn. Likewise, if the grass is thick and dense then again you are going to need something more powerful. Some will argue that you simply need to raise the cutting height of the electric mower and do multiple cuts, decreasing the cutting height each time. Yes, this will work for sure with a lower powered electric mower, however who wants to be mowing the lawn three times when you can achieve the same result in once pass with a more powerful mower.

In my opinion, I would never consider purchasing a motor with a power rating of less than 1200w. Yes, you may get away with a 1200w motor if you are going to cut your lawn religiously on a weekly basis, however when you come back from your summer holiday, you are going to struggle. If you are looking for an electric mower that will deal with more challenging conditions then you should consider a motor around 1600 watts and above.

Features

What Features Makes A Good Electric Lawn Mower For A Small Lawn

There are many features available, but with a small lawn they are simply not needed. As a result you could end up paying extra for your new electric mower supplied with features that you will never use. For example self propulsion, variable speed, side discharge are options that will certainly not be required for a small lawn.

On the other hand there are some features that will be highly beneficial and therefore should be considered for your next purchase. With a small garden you are likely to be limited on storage, therefore features such as folding handles, vertical storage, folding grass collection bag may be essential for you.

Cutting Options

All electric mowers will have the ability to cut and collect, however there are other cutting methods that you may want to consider.

Mulching is highly beneficial to the health of your lawn and there is no grass clipping waste to worry about. Again, ensure that you fully understand the advantages of mulching, as if you want to utilise this function you will have to ensure that you purchase an electric mower with a specially designed blade and a mulching plug.

Rear and side discharge are not suitable for small lawns, so you don’t need to worry about these.

Cutting Heights

Best Electric Mower for Small Lawns

All mowers are supplied with a range of cutting heights. However, the range can vary up to 60%. If you like to keep things simple and are happy with 3 cutting options from 30mm to 60mm, that is fine for small lawns, however some homeowners like more options and the versatility to accommodate the changing seasons and conditions of their lawn. There is no right or wrong answer, but again if you want to cut your grass at a certain length make sure that your new electric mower is capable to deliver.

Also, another point to look out for is if there is a single lever changing all four wheels at the same time, or if you need to change the height on each wheel separately. The latter is for obvious reasons more time consuming and less user friendly.

Value For Money

Everyone likes to get a bargain, however when it comes to mowers, in general, the more features you want, the higher the price tag. As well as features there are other factors that will affect the price such as the length of warranty, the build quality and the brand. In all my reviews I talk about value for money and the reasons you should or shouldn’t purchase a particular electric mower.

There are some premium brands that are considerably more expensive than others, but this may not make them automatically better compared to a more cost effective brand. Do also consider not just the mower, but the aftersales support and service provided. Another consideration should be the availability of spare parts, as there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to source a replacement blade when one is needed.

What Are The Advantages Of Electric Lawn Mowers?

Advantages Of Electric Lawn MowersThe main reason that electric mowers are so popular is not only because they are lightweight, easy to manoeuvre around your lawn, inexpensive to purchase, but mainly they are easy and reliable to start with little or no maintenance required. Furthermore, they do not have a limited run-time compared to their cordless or petrol counterparts.

In addition, many models are equipped with additional features you would normally only expect to see on high end, more expensive models. With some you can mulch your grass and benefit from a healthier, greener and thicker lawn or use the rear roller for that beautiful striped lawn appearance.

You may be surprised to learn that some electric lawn mowers also have a leaf collect function, larger rear wheels for additional grip and handy grass box full indicators, letting you know when the box needs to be emptied. The vertical storage, not normally found on other powered mowers, is also becoming a rather popular option.

As with any product there are a few disadvantages; the main one being that you are somewhat restricted by the power cable. However, as you only have a smaller lawn this will not be an issue compared to those with much larger lawns. It is still worthwhile checking the length of the cable provided with the mower you are considering, if you do not want to use an extension lead. Normally the power cables supplied are between 10m to 15m in length.

Pros & Cons Of Corded Electric Lawn Mowers

Pros Cons
More powerful than cordless models The cord may not reach all areas of the lawn, requiring an extension cord
Provides uninterrupted power as long as it is plugged in Limited mobility due to the need for an electrical outlet
Longer run time compared to cordless models Cord can be a tripping hazard and needs to be managed
Lower cost compared to cordless models Requires an electrical outlet, which may not be available in some areas
Easier to maintain and prepare for use compared to petrol
Environmentally friendly as no emissions are produced
Low noise levels compared to petrol mowers
Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre

In summary, if you have a small lawn there is no point, in my opinion, spending many hundreds of pounds on a cordless or petrol mower that will in the end produce the same results compared to a significantly cheaper electric mower. As well as the benefits listed above, you are by no means limited in terms of features, functions, power and performance by that of a good quality electric lawn mower.

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Conclusion

I hope that after reading the above guide you can see than an electric mower is an excellent choice for a small lawn and I have no doubt that it will serve you well for years to come.

They are the most cost effective power sourced mower available, are lightweight, reliable, easy to start, low maintenance and the list goes on. It is no wonder that they are so popular especially for small gardens here in the UK.

They are supplied with all the features and functions that you can find on petrol and cordless mowers enabling you to choose an electric mower that fits in with your lifestyle and requirements.

To assist you with choosing the best electric lawn mower for small lawns, you can either use the quick picks above that I have tested in terms of performance, quality of cut, build quality, durability, mowing methods and ease of operation and much more. Alternatively you can use my lawn mower selection tool on the link above, that again will provide a shortlist of suitable electric mowers based on your exact needs.

Electric Lawn Mowers For Small Lawns FAQs

Which Lawn Mower Is Best For A Small Lawn?

An electric lawn mower is a great choice for a small lawn because you can easily move around the garden without the power cable being a hindrance. For larger gardens, you might need a long extension cable, which can cause a tripping hazard and get in the way. However, for smaller lawns, this isn’t a problem and the lightweight, convenient design and low cost of the electric mower is perfect.

How Big Is A Small Lawn?

When talking about the size of a lawn, we usually refer to this in comparison to the size of a tennis court. A small lawn would be anything that was less than the size of half a tennis court, but certainly less than 200m² for an electric mower.

What Size Electric Mower For A Small Lawn?

When buying your electric lawn mower, it’s important to look at the cutting width. For a small lawn, there is no need to buy anything overly large as something more compact will help you easily move around the lawn. Generally speaking, a cutting deck that measures between 25cm and 34cm, depending on the size of the lawn.

Why Are Electric Mowers Bad?

This is a common misconception. Electric lawn mowers are excellent tools that are perfect for maintaining a small domestic garden. However, they don’t have as much power as a petrol lawn mower, and this is why some people don’t like them. That said, you won’t need huge amounts of power to take care of your small sized lawn, if kept well maintained. The only time it would be a problem is if you were trying to cut very dense or long grass that has been neglected.

How Long Do Electric Mowers Last?

If you’ve purchased an electric lawn mower for your small lawn, then you’ve got a tool that should stand the test of time. As a rule of thumb, you might expect the machine to last up to ten years, but that is provided that you take good care of it and keep the mower well maintained.

Is There Any Maintenance On An Electric Mower?

One of the greatest things about the electric mower is that it doesn’t require as much maintenance as a petrol mower. Although that doesn’t mean that you can just throw it in the garden shed and forget about it. You will need to make sure that you regularly clean the lawn mower with a soft bristle brush to remove any debris and grass. You will also need to ensure that you check the blades and sharpen them as necessary, as well as checking electrical components for damage or wear, replacing and having repaired as needed.

Should I Switch To An Electric Mower For My Small Lawn?

If you have been using a petrol mower for a small garden, then switching to electric will make life much simpler. These machines are far less hassle in terms of maintenance and much more convenient especially when you’re only going to be mowing for such a short amount of time. What’s more, electric mowers are far better for the environment thanks to a lack of fumes.

Is It Safe To Cut Wet Grass With An Electric Mower?

Water and electricity do not mix, therefore it stands to reason that cutting your lawn when it’s wet is not a good idea. Not only is there a risk of moisture getting into the motor or electrical parts of the lawn mower which could cause irreparable damage, but the grass may clump when you cut it making it more difficult to get into the collection box. This is not to mention the health and safety aspect of cutting wet grass, always consult your manual for safe use of your mower.

Can I Use A Trimmer To Cut A Small Lawn?

In theory, you could use an electric trimmer to cut your lawn if it’s only a small area. They’re cheaper than a mower and more compact, so are easier to store. However, the results will be far less uniform and by the time you’ve finished attempting to get everything even, you’ll probably have spent more time than you would if you’d have used an electric lawn mower.

Are Electric Mowers Quiet?

One of the great advantages to using an electric lawn mower for your small lawn is that they operate with very low noise levels. Typically speaking, the average electric mower runs at 75 decibels which is quiet, especially compared to a petrol model.

Do Electric Mowers Need Oil?

Electric lawn mowers do not need oil. They are powered solely by electricity and not an engine with moving parts that would require oil like you’d find on a petrol lawn mower. This is one of the reasons that a lot of people prefer electric mowers as there’s far less involved in running and maintaining them.

Can Electric Lawn Mowers Overheat?

It is possible for an electric lawn mower to overheat, but they are designed not to. There are air vents on the machine to ensure good airflow and avoid overheating, so if you notice that your mower is getting hot, this could be because one or more of the vents is blocked. When mowing a small lawn, the time the mower is running shouldn’t cause it to overheat.

 

 

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As a seasoned expert in the field of garden power tools, I have dedicated over a decade to working with and reviewing a wide variety of lawn mowers. My extensive experience has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of the benefits and limitations of different types of mowers and garden tools.

Over the years, I have honed my skills in writing informative articles and creating helpful videos for various blogs and publications. This has given me the ability to not only recognise what makes a good lawn mower, but also to help you choose the perfect garden tool for your specific needs and requirements.

With my wealth of knowledge and expertise, I am confident that I can provide you with valuable insights and recommendations when it comes to selecting the right lawn mower for your lawn. So, whether you're looking for a battery cordless, electric, petrol, or robotic mower, you can trust in my expertise to guide you towards the best option for your garden.

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