For small lawns a quarter acre or less on a flat surface, a spinning lawn mower will do the job. For hilly lawns up to half an acre, a self-propelled lawn mower is suitable. But for lawns that are half a acre or more in size, riding a lawn mower can make the job a lot easier.
Riding mowers come in different sizes and types, with different horsepower engines and blade sizes. One small end, a top lawn mower with an engine of about 14 horsepower that can cut to an acre, costs about $ 1,000.