Excellent on the flat bits of my garden, the mulching capacity speeds up the task and generates a well cut lawn fast. It is heavy in use and the steep bits around trees is more of a problem as it is an effort to pull back up a slope. I use it to cut up the slope, it is fine like that. I had some problem with the lowering and raising facility which jammed. My fault and easily sorted. I am very pleased with this machine, far better than the mower it replaced.