LAWN MOWERS FOR LESS
Along with the warm weather comes the weekly lawn-mowing chore. The right mower can make the job a lot easier. For yards no larger than about half an acre, a gas-powered push mower is sufficient. Electric and reel mowers are best suited for smaller lots and eco-conscious users. Relatively flat yards stretching over an acre or so can be matched with a rear-engine rider. Larger properties with bumps and slopes are easiest to mow with a lawn tractor. Cheapism.com analyzed the results of expert tests and user reviews online to identify the best lawn mowers under $300 and the best riding mowers under $1,500.