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Hire or Buy a Lawnmower?

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It’s getting to that time of year when you’ll need to think about cutting your grass. If you don’t have a lawnmower already, it can be a big decision to make and shouldn’t be made lightly. You’ll need to consider whether to hire or buy a lawnmower. Each option has its merits and it’s completely down to what suits your needs best.

Why Would You Need to Hire a Lawn Mower?

Most people immediately jump to buying a lawnmower for their garden as they don’t realise that lawnmower hire is an option. However, hiring a lawnmower has some excellent benefits that you should take advantage of.

Storage Space

Lawnmowers are large pieces of equipment and it stands to reason that the larger your garden is, the larger your mower will need to be. While having a large mower can save you time when you’re whizzing around the garden cutting the grass, most people don’t think about how it is impractical to store it away for the 46 weeks out of the year that you won’t use it.

Hiring a lawnmower means that you won’t need to take up valuable space in your garage.

Lawn Size

The size of your lawn could be a massive factor in whether you decide to hire or buy a lawnmower. If you have multiple lawns to cut or a huge garden, you’ll probably want a larger lawnmower or possibly even a ride-on lawnmower rather than walking miles backwards and forwards to create those signature stripes. It may be impractical to buy a ride-on lawnmower but there are many companies out there that will happily hire one to you for a few days.


Ride-on lawnmowers are also a great option if you struggle with mobility. It may be a chore for you to get your grass just the way you want it with a traditional, store-bought lawnmower. Hiring a lawnmower that is easy for you to ride can provide that extra bit of freedom to perfect your lawn without having to struggle through or wait for someone to help out.

Benefits of Hiring a Lawn Mower Instead of Buying

Hiring a lawn mower isn’t just practical from a storage perspective, it also makes financial sense.

Saving Money

For the 5 or 6 times that you mow your grass each year, is it worth it to spend all that money buying a lawnmower? You could hire a lawn mower for a fraction of the cost, and it’ll cover you for the few days that you’ll need to use it.

Better Product

Your budget is a massive factor in the quality of lawn mower that you get. Because hiring a lawnmower is normally much more cost-effective, you’ll end up with a better product and therefore, a nicer finish to your grass.


When you hire a lawnmower, you don’t need to worry about costly breakages or replacements. Your hire company will normally provide insurance for any garden equipment that they hire out, so you’re covered if the worst should happen.

Remember, you can hire a lawnmower by the hour, day, week, or month, so it’s a great option for any size lawn or any scale cutting job. 

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