Dads' Mowers

Pairing the best mower with the right lawn.

Dads' guide to Lawnmowers

Are you thinking about purchasing a new lawn mower? Check out our archives dedicated to all types of lawn mowers. From buying guides, problem-solving and maintenance. All of Dad’s know-how is there for you.

Dads' guide to every type of mower.

Electric mowers are becoming more and more common, and people are becoming more and more aware of their benefits.

This guide provides all the details you need to know about electric mowers.

Whether you’re looking to cut the lawn or simply not be bored with your lawn care routine, you may want to consider a Push mower

There are many options available on the market when it comes to Push mowers. Our Dads guide can help you decide which is right for you.

There are endless ways to keep your garden looking its best, but one of the most popular and simplest is using a Robotic mower. This guide will help you to choose the best robot for your needs.

A big lawn requires a big boy toy.

Cylinder mowers, for when life is just too easy.

Zero-turn mowers can turn on a dime. 

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Our top Mower recommendations

best large walk behind mower

Simply the best large walk-behind mower for your lawn.

Makita is the best large walk behind mower. Why? Read this review to know more about it. If you're looking for an 18" mower with all ...
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Latest Mower reviews

PowerSmart Lawn Mower 170cc

Dads Review of the 170 cc Powersmart Lawn mower

With a robust array of features, a powerful engine, and a price tag that won't break your bank.
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Pulsar lawn mower

Dad’s review of the PTG1221 Pulsar lawn mower

The Pulsar mower has a distinctive look and reputation for both durability and longevity. Read a full review of the mower here
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Honda HRN216VKA

Dad’s review of the Honda HRN216VKA Lawn Mower

Honda HRN216VKA is a gas powered lawn mower. Find out how this gas powered lawn mower performs in our review.
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Lawn mower maintenance lesson for the week

Always consider safety of your self and others that could wonder into your workspace

Top 3 Mower repair articles

buying a lawnmower

Top Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Lawn Mower

Making the decision to buy a new lawnmower can be tough. This dads guide to buying a new lawnmower will help you make an informed, confident ...
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How to sharpen a lawn mower blade

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

Lawn mower blades can become dull and damaged over time. Sharpening them is a simple job but can take some time to get the results that ...
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Latest Mower repair articles

What To Do When Your Lawn Mower Is Smoking

If you are having problems with your lawn mower, this article will explain what the problem is and how to fix it.
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What To Do You When Your Lawn Mower Is Sputtering

What to do when your lawn mower is sputtering or cutting unevenly? Here's how to troubleshoot and fix a mower that is not running as it ...
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What to do When Your Lawn Mower is Leaking Gas

Leaking gas can be a messy and dangerous problem for a lawn mower. If you've ever had the misfortune of running over a puddle of gas, ...
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Lawn Care tip of the week

Saturdays are for lawn mower maintenance and Sundays are for cutting grass.
  Mondays are for thinking about the weekend

Top 3 Lawn Care articles

remove weeds from a large area
Lawn care

Weeds suck. Here’s how to deal with them.

If you can't see the weeds you might not be looking hard enough. Here are some tips and ideas to help you keep your lawn ...
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How to get striped lawns
Lawn care

How to get amazing striped lawns

Striped lawns are a unique and highly ornamental way to decorate your property. Here is how to get amazing striped lawns and be the envy ...
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fastest growing grass

The best guide to grass selection for your lawn

Choosing the fastest growing grass for your area is a simple task if you take the time to learn about your options.
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Latest Lawn care articles

modern garden edging ideas
Lawn care

15 Modern Garden Edging Ideas That Will Bring Life to Your Garden

There are many different kinds of edging that can be used in the garden to create a beautiful and functional design. Here is Dads guide to modern garden edging that will help you improve the ...
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when to fertilise a lawn
Lawn care

When To Fertilise Your Lawn (All You Need to Know)

When to fertilise your lawn depends on the type of grass you have and the climate. It also depends on the time of year.
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remove weeds from a large area
Lawn care

Weeds suck. Here’s how to deal with them.

If you can't see the weeds you might not be looking hard enough. Here are some tips and ideas to help you keep your lawn looking its best
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Meet the Dads

Hi, there fellow lawn care enthusiasts I’m Marty, owner of this site and a passionate lawn care enthusiast. 

Lawn care is one of the things I love most about the weekend. The smell of freshly cut grass, drowning out the world’s distractions (wife) behind the roar of the lawn mower.   

I have convinced some of my neighbours, to share their own passions and knowledge about lawnmowers and lawn care with other Dads. So that everyone can have a much better weekend.

Our lawn mower buying guide

How we assess our mowers to find the best one for you.

For a mower detailed idea of what to look for when buying a new lawnmower see our top buying guide here. 

Ease of use:

A few factors are considered to summarize how easy the mower is to use, with differing weighing on each given class of mower. For example, weight is less of a factor with a ride-on mower or a self-propelled mower given that the user needs to put less effort into physically moving it.

Ease of use score factors in weight, the manoeuvrability of the mower and the turning circle you can achieve with it.

Cost relative to others of the same class

Cost is an important consideration in our buying recommendations. We look at the asking price of the mower against the average cost of the same types of mowers elsewhere in the market.  

Engine size relative to others of the same class

Engine size and engine output affects the amount of gas or battery spend the mower will go through and the ease in which it will perform the cutting of the lawn. Again we assess the engine output against others of the same class of mower elsewhere in the market.

Number of functions/ attachments

There are currently a number of features that are standard with different types of mowing machines.
Differing cutting widths adjustable heights, and bagging or mulching capabilities that a consumer will want to be aware of to make an informed decision.

Unusual features

We look at anything that makes the mower stand out from its peers. We also assess the conditions for these features to be beneficial. 

Recommendation for size and terrain of lawn this is best suited to.

Lastly, we will attempt to recommend which type of lawn and terrain the mowers are best suited for.