When it comes to gardens, most people aren’t so lucky to have a perfectly flat bowling green lawn to fuss over. In fact, many lawns are downright scruffy, full of ant hills, scraggy patches of grass, and mangy edges where cats bury their poop.
One of the most challenging lawns to mow is the uneven lawn, the hilly, rough ground requires careful though on how best approached.
Using the right lawn mower can make this task much easier, and most people would be better off with one of two options: A big-wheeled self-propelled mower, or a hover mower.
A Big-wheeled Self-propelled Mower
Have you ever tried to mow uneven terrain and had your lawn mower roll over?
This can be avoided by buying a mower with larger rear wheels. Although smaller wheels will work well for most lawns, bigger wheels are best for tackling uneven and bumpy terrain.
Smaller wheels are prone to getting trapped in pits and troughs, and will mean you need to work that much harder to get a decent cut.
Larger wheels on the other hand, glide over these rough surfaces and will help you achieve a much more manicured result
The disadvantage of large rear wheels is that they make maneuvering a little harder, which is why I would recommend buying a self-propelled mower to give you that extra umph to get over bumpy surfaces and round tight corners with ease.
The other option you can use on a bumpy lawn is a….
As Hover Mowers aren’t actually designed to touch the ground, they can be perfect for undulating terrain.
If your lawn has some steep slopes, or some gentle hills, rather than just a choppy mess, then a hover mower might suit you well.
That’s why hover mowers are used on otherwise hard-to-mow surfaces like bunkers and water lines on golf courses. To those of you in the UK, I have written a guide to the best hover mowers you can buy today.