The best time to find deals on lawn mowers is towards the end of the summer mowing season.

Reason: Retailers typically make room for fall merchandise in Aug - Sept and offer clearance sales.

Finding the best deal is a bit more chanlenging, keep reading for bargain hunting tips.

When Do Lawn Mowers Go on Sale

With a little bit of research and patience, you can score a great deal on a lawn mower that will keep your lawn looking pristine all season long.

Factors That Affect Lawn Mower Prices

The price of a lawnmower varies depending on several factors, including:

Mower Brand

Some mower brands are more expensive than others due to their reputation, features, and quality.

I find that better known brands will typicaly cost a little more than relatively unknown brands.

Well known brands have earned their reputation for performance and reliability.

The best deals on the most popular brand of lawn mower will happen as part of an advertising campaign, which can happen at any time of year.

Mower Type

Different types of lawnmowers, such as push, self-propelled, or riding mowers, have different prices.

My best advice is to compare prices between similar models and avoid buying more mower than you need.

For example, if your lawn is flat you probably don't need a self-propelled feature.

That being said, some towns are extremely flat and others have hills and this will impact the supply and demand in that town.

Checking for sales in nearby towns can sometimes uncover a sale based on the supply and demand in that town, which may differ from yours.

Mower Features

Lawnmowers with more features, such as electric start, bagging capability, or adjustable cutting height, can cost more.

Heavy mowers tend to cost more due to material and shipping cost.

In this case the relative prosperity of a specific neighborhood may yield sales that would not happen in your neighborhood.

Lawn Mower on Sale Sale

It pays to check outside of your immediate area for a good sale.

Best Time to Buy

Some industry experts suggest the best time to buy a mower is during the off-season when demand is low.

"The best time would be the end of February, early March. That’s when you’ve got a chance of having the best available incentives to you." Matt Webster of Stotz Equipment, a Utah-based John Deere dealership

In my experience this isn't a universal truth. There is cost and time involved with getting inventory from seasonal storage that some smaller retailers avoid.

Observation: Once you see the snow blowers go on sale each fall it's likely the lawn mowers will be stored behind them in the warehouse.

Finding Mower Sales

To find lawnmower sales, you can start by checking your local home improvement stores, such as Home Depot, Lowe's, or Menards.

You can also check online retailers, such as Amazon or Walmart. You may also be able to find deals at smaller, local retailers or through classified ads.

Brand New Mower

My favorite method is simply finding someone who is selling a 2-3 year old mower, they typically have a lot of life left and are available without the retail pricing.

Getting the Best Deals

To get the best deals on lawn mowers, here are a few tips:

Compare prices: Check prices at multiple stores and online retailers to find the best deal.

Look for promotions: Keep an eye out for promotions, such as discounts, rebates, or free accessories.

Consider last year's models: Last year's models may be discounted to make room for new models.

Negotiate: Don't be afraid to negotiate locally for a better price, especally if you find better prices elsewhere.

Overall, you can find deals at various retailers if you are patient and keep an eye out for sales regularly.

By considering the factors that affect lawn mower prices and following our tips for finding sales, you can save money on your next lawn mower purchase.

Good luck!