We Have 7 Out of the Top 10 Lawn Mowers

Article Posted By: Laura Sullivan

of The Home Depot

Yard yahoos, unite: The Home Depot carries seven out of 10 top-rated walk-behind mowers on the market, as rated by an independent testing lab. And we are the exclusive carrier of three of the top brands among large retailers.

What’s so great about our lawn mowers? In addition to hitting the high notes in the ratings, our customers have rave reviews. Here are three of the top-rated lawn mowers, all exclusively at The Home Depot—and why they rock.


This Home Depot-exclusive Honda lawn mower, which made the top 10, got high marks because of its blade technology, which results in better mulching, increased bag capacity and tiny grass clippings that add nutrients to the lawn, and for its Nexite Deck Design. And the mower mavens in the trenches are definitely impressed.

“I bought a new mower because my previous one was not equipped with a mulching blade. This new model gives me all of the options of bagging, partially bagging or mulching. Also gives me more speed adjustments than my previous model. Fabulous.”

–bls1025 on homedepot.com

“After doing a lot of research, this is the best mower you can buy. It is very simple to operate and I even like the longer reach for getting under several juniper trees. The speed selection, ease of changing between bagging and mulching and excellent leaf removal make this mower a great value.”

–Frohicky on homedepot.com


This Toro lawn mower is a hit in the ratings because it leaves fewer clippings on top of the grass when mulching and has a larger bag size—and customers love the ease of use.

“The old mower was unbalanced, heavy and difficult to use. Almost too heavy for its own self-propel system. The Toro is much easier to use and feels light when mowing. The ‘Personal Pace’ feature is unique and only requires you to push forward on the handle. No levers to pull.”–NativeTexan on homedepot.com

“The self-propulsion feature of this mower is revolutionary in that it goes at your pace. The mower starts easily on either the first or second pull and there are no operator engine controls to worry with i.e. throttle, choke, etc.”

–JimT on homedepot.com


This Lawn Boy mower, another Home Depot exclusive, topped out in the ratings, chosen because it takes less effort to start and turn. Customers praise the quality for the price, too.

“Over the past 22 years, I have owned two Lawn Boy mowers and they have always performed exceptionally well. After months of research, I debated between another top seller that was much higher priced than Lawn Boy. I read review after review of both and dollar for dollar, Lawn Boy is the best value for your money.”

–Jayhawk on homedepot.com

“Very nice mower. Came all together, extremely easy to set up and use. Almost pushes itself. Highly recommended. And you can’t beat the price.”

–Tami on homedepot.com

Here are the 7/10 Best Rated Mowers Available at The Home Depot:

1. Honda 21 in. Smart Drive Variable Speed Self-Propelled Deck Mower GCV190

2. Honda 21 in. Steel Deck Blade Stop System Smart Drive Gas Mower GCV160

3. Honda 21 in. Nexite Deck Blade Stop System Cruise Control Gas Mower GCV190

4. Honda 21 in. Steel Deck Smart Drive Variable Speed Self-Propelled Gas Mower

5. Toro 22 in. Personal Pace with Blade Stop System Self-Propelled Mower

6. Toro 22 in. Personal Pace Recycler Variable Speed Self-Propelled Gas Mower

7. Lawn-Boy 20 in. Self Propelled Rear Wheel Drive Mower with Kohler Engine