Best Lawn Mowers For Small Yards [Review + Guide]

I hope you will agree with me when I say

 “The smell of freshly cut grass is a mixture of oxygenated hydrocarbons that include methanol, ethanol, acetaldehyde, and acetone.” 

I just hope you all agree with me on this. Fingers crossed. LOL just kidding folks. However yes the smell of freshly cut grass is amazing. It is believed that this smell only feels amazing since we have associated this with summers, weekends, and in many cases, ripe fresh vegetables, and fruits.

Since most of us have small front yards, we need a lawnmower that is easily maneuverable, lightweight, and durable.

With so many options and types available, it usually becomes difficult to pin-point to the best lawn mowers for small yards however this list shall be enough for you to decide which lawn mower to buy so that you may “mow, mow, mow your lawns gently down the greens”. I’m sorry I couldn’t help it.

There is also a list at the end after the Conclusion of the Factors To Consider that are available in the market so that you know which one is the best inexpensive lawnmower for you.

Best Lawn Mowers For Small Yards 2021:

Lawn MowerRatingPrice
EGO Power+ LM2000-S 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion
9.5/10 (Editor's Choice)
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Greenworks 16-Inch 10 Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower
9/10
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WORX WG779 40V Power Share 4.0 Ah 14" Lawn Mower 8.6/10
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American Lawn Mower Company Lawn Blade 4 Reel Push Mower 8.6/10
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Great States 415-16 8.4/10
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BLACK AND DECKER BEMW472ES Electric Mower 15" 8.4/10
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Yard Machines 140cc OHV 21-Inch High Wheeled 2-in-1 Walk-Behi
8/10
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Snapper XD 82V
8/10
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1.EGO Power LM2000-S 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion (Editor’s choice)

Why we love it:

  • Rear bagging, side discharging, and mulching capabilities.
  • High torque powerful motor.
  • Easily foldable for compact storage

ProsCons
✅ Advanced Li-ion battery
❌Fragile construction.
✅Weather-resistant design❌ Prone to battery issues

2.Greenworks 16-Inch 10 Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower

Why we love it:

  • 2 in 1 mulching and bagging options
  • Functions quietly
  • High-quality plastic.

ProsCons
✅ Single lever 5 height options
❌Bag size is small
✅Lightweight and easily maneuverable❌ Customer complaints regarding reliability.

 

3.WORX WG779 40V Power Share 4.0 Ah 14″ Lawn Mower

Why we love it:

  • two 20v batteries.
  • Foam padded handles for extra comfort.

ProsCons
✅ Smart technology delivers power on demand.
❌Blades are not up to the mark.
✅Mows up to 5500 sq ft on a single charge.❌Batteries need care.

4.American Lawn Mower Company Lawn Blade 4 Reel Push Mower

Why we love it:

  • Height options from 0.5” to 1.75”
  • Value for money
  • Eco friendly

ProsCons
✅4 blade ball bearing reel
❌Takes a lot of time to mow.
✅High-quality heat-treated blades.❌Height adjustment is relatively difficult.
❌Cannot handle tougher grass.

5.Great States 415-16 

 

Why we love it:

  • Easy assembly.
  • Compact & light weight.

ProsCons
✅4 blade ball bearing reel
❌Takes a lot of time to mow.
✅High-quality heat-treated blades.❌Height adjustment is relatively difficult.
❌Cannot handle tougher grass.

 

6.BLACK + DECKER BEMW472ES Electric Mower 15″

Why we love it:

  • Push-button start.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Rugged wheel tread design

ProsCons
✅4 blade ball bearing reel
❌Takes a lot of time to mow.
✅High-quality heat-treated blades.❌Height adjustment is relatively difficult.
❌Cannot handle tougher grass.

7.Yard Machines 140cc OHV:

Why we love it

  • Gas-powered powerful engine.
  • Easily starts.

ProsCons
✅Fuel efficient.
❌Noisy and not eco-friendly.
✅Low maintenance.
❌Doesn't have grass bag.

8.Snapper XD 82V

Why we love it:

  • Self-propelled.
  • 3 in 1 capability

ProsCons
✅Up to 45mins battery time.

❌Loud

✅21-inch large blade.❌Expensive
✅Single lever 7 height adjustment options.

Conclusion:

With thousands of models on the market, from gas-powered to electric corded to electric battery-powered to a simple and very basic push mower, it definitely takes a toll on a person’s decision-making capabilities on what type of lawnmower should I buy, which one is the best for a small yard, even the fact that when is the best time to buy.

Therefore, this list was made to make your life easier after thorough research and I do hope it does make a difference when you must make your decision.

Also if you have decided to use a corded lawnmower, don’t forget to read up on What kind of chord extension is needed for a mower by clicking here.

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Factors To Consider Before Buying:

First things first, I want to make clear that if you are buying this for a small yard, looking for the best riding lawn mower wouldn’t be the best choice. Why spent thousands of dollars looking for the best lawn mower for a 1acre lot which can be done for a few hundred bucks.

So, you might want to save your money on riding lawnmowers. With that being said, the things you have to consider before buying are

  • Types of power sources:
    • Electric corded
    • Electric battery
    • Gas-powered
    • Push
  • Size of the yard.
  • Self-propelled or pushed.
  • Grass collecting box and mulching options.
  • Cutting height options.
  • Rear rollers and width options.
  • Cost
  • Brand
  • Lastly, durability.

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