YouGov research reveals almost one-in-three UK women never mow the lawn

New research, conducted by YouGov*, has revealed that mowing the lawn really is man’s work after almost a third of UK women admitted that they stay well clear of the lawnmower. 

The research, commissioned by the UK’s leading lawnmower brand, Flymo revealed that 29% of the British female population, who have a lawn, confessed to never mowing it or leaving it up to someone else to do it for them. 

The research further revealed that although men seem to spend more time perfecting their lawns, after just 12% admitted to never mowing, it seems time is certainly of the essence with over one in three (38%) revealing that they spend less than one hour a week on their grass and of those who do mow, would rather spend more time with their family (24%).

Women, on the other hand, may not be keen on manning the lawnmower but are clearly more green fingered with almost half of those surveyed who do mow (43%) revealing that they would rather spend more time on other parts of the garden compared to 29% men. 

There is one area in which men and women agree, however, and that is how they both feel about mowing the lawn. Almost half of the men surveyed who have a lawn and are interested in a robotic lawnmower (45%) said that they find mowing the lawn a chore and would rather have someone/something else take care of it for them, and 46% of women surveyed felt the same. 

The research was undertaken by Flymo following the launch of its first ever robotic lawnmower ad campaign. This year, the brand has invested over £850k in a campaign focusing on its Robotic Lawnmower 1200 R, which allows homeowners to spend their time on other things whilst it maintains their lawn, cutting evenly and working unassisted. 

Flymo commissioned the research to learn more about how Brits feel about spending time traditionally mowing the lawn in the year 2016 – where we’re used to advancements in smartphone technology and fibre optic internet speeds.

Anne Smith, Flymo’s Trade Marketing Manager explained “We’re aware that robotic mowing awareness in the UK is low in comparison to many countries in Europe, however we feel it will change over the next few years. The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200 R makes robotic mowing affordable for more homeowners.
The product works unassisted, freeing up their time so they can do other things without compromising on a well-kept lawn.
“The 1200 R means even those who love being out in the garden, will have more time to focus on different areas of their gardens and not just on maintaining their lawn.” 

The Flymo 1200 R is a battery powered device capable of effectively mowing a lawn area of up to a maximum of 400 m² and the device can negotiate itself round trees and fences. Once the boundaries of a lawn are set with a perimeter wire system, the 1200 R can be left to wander off on its own. 
The mower emits no fumes, and makes little noise leaving both the neighbours and grass happy. 

You can purchase the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200 R from all good retailers now. 

For more information, to find out where you can buy one visit www.Flymo.com 


For further information on the Flymo Robotic Lawnmnower 1200R or any other Flymo product visit www.flymo.com/uk or contact Claire Grew or Chris Grayson at Wolfstar Consultancy on (0)113 273 7816 / claire@wolfstarconsultancy.com or

You can also like Flymo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlymoOfficial

Notes to Editor
*All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,042 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 18th - 21st March 2016. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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