If you are in the market for a new lawn mower, you should consider some of the best lawn mowers of 2011 as a starting point. Lawn mowers these days are much easier to use than the one you had to push around your parents' lawn to earn your weekly allowance as a kid. Today's lawnmowers push themselves. They also have convenient features like easy to use power switches and automatic mulch functions. Since a lawn mower can be a sizable investment, though, you should decide which features you really need before you buy.
Cordless electric lawn mowers are the most popular types of lawn mower in the United States because they are more environmentally friendly than gas mowers and they are very easy to use. The Toro e-Cycler 20360 is the best of the bunch when it comes to these mowers. It cuts evenly and will cut your grass as tall as four inches if you want. It has an easy to use mulch function and fast charging batteries. Your Toro will run you about $400, but it comes with a five year warranty.
You are probably more familiar with old fashioned gas powered lawn mowers, but maybe not the new self propelled breed. The Honda HRX217K2HXA pushes itself and is fast, sturdy and quiet. You can set the speed you want and this gas mower is more environmentally friendly than most, meeting tough California emission standards. This mower runs about $800 and comes with a two year warranty.
If you are looking for a truly green lawn mower, you would probably be most interested in the Fiskars Momentum 317736. This mower is powered not by electricity or gas, but instead by you. It still isn't cheap, though. One of these will run you about $250.
Depending on the features you are looking for, 2011 has lots of great options for lawn mowers to choose from.