A variety of power sources fuel low-cost lawn mowers. The cheapest ones have no engine and rely on brute force to push them through the grass. Electric lawn mowers are best for small yards because the cords limit your freedom to roam. For larger yards, you'll surely prefer the power of a gas mower. The length of the cutting blade affects how many passes you'll need. Whether you bag, mulch, or side-discharge the clippings is a matter of personal preference; some cheap lawn mowers accommodate all three options.
|Fuel Source||Cutting Width||Cutting Heights||Side-Discharge||Mulching||Bag Included|
|Scotts 2000-20 Reel Mower estimated price $120||Manual||20 inches||9/1-3 inches||No||No||No|
|Black & Decker MM275 estimated price $166||Corded electric||18 inches||6/1-3.5 inches||Yes||Yes||No|
|Craftsman 37041 estimated price $275||Gas, self-propelled||22 inches||9/unlisted||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Toro 20371 estimated price $299||Gas, self-propelled||22 inches||9/1-4 inches||Yes||Yes||Yes|