Whether you’ve got a postage stamp or a football pitch to contend with over the summer, all the expert advice recommends that you get out to cut your lawn every week.  As head grounds person you need to make sure that the machine in your shed is going to make the most of your patch of green and turn it into a talking point when you gather in the garden. Larger lawns are usually suited to the extended run time that petrol machines bring, but there are plenty of mowers these days that are powered by batteries that offer excellent performance without the hassle of starter cords, filling fuel tanks and maintenance. Most mowers are self-propelled (you can save money if you’re willing to do some of the hard work yourself) and make light work of the largest areas of turf, but you should also consider the cutting width of the machine – the bigger the blade, the quicker you’ll be done.  Similarly, if the mower has a mulching option or a sizeable collection bag you’ll spend less time disposing of the cuttings and more time mowing.  Over the season, you’ll need to keep adjusting the height that you’re cutting at so the mower should have a good selection that can be adjusted effortlessly w...