Husqvarna 5521CM push mower
When I first bought my house I didn't have a mower, someone gave me a cheap lawn mower that worked for a while but after it kicked the bucket I needed to look for something new. I wanted something reasonably priced and reliable but I live in town and don't have an exceptionally large yard so I didn't need anything too big or two fancy.
I ended up buying the Husqvarna 5521CM push mower and absolutely love it. I'm not particularly mechanical, so the fact that it is easy to use and starts up right away every time makes it perfect for me. I absolutely love that it starts on the first pull for me.
It has the option to bag or mulch and I use both depending on the season but in the fall, i absolutely love the bag option to mow up my leaves to till into my garden. It saves me a lot of time in raking. The bag isn't very large so if you are planning on mowing a large space you would need to empty it frequently, but for small yard, the amount of bag emptying I do is perfectly acceptable to me.
I've put this mower to the test after coming home from vacation to find long out of control grass. This machine never hesitated and mowed through the thickest and wettest of the grass without a hitch.
This mower is not self propelled but I prefer that. It is lightweight enough that pushing it is not difficult at all. This is Husqvarna’s entry level mower and doesn’t have any bells and whistles but if you are looking for a reliable affordable quality lawn mower for a small to average yard, this would be a great option.