Many of you will have been inspired by the Olympics to get fit and gardening is one of the best ways of keeping active and increasing fitness levels.
Try cutting a long run of hedging with a petrol trimmer and you’ll see what we mean.
Simply mowing the lawn used to be far harder than it is today with modern self-propelled machines but simple hand propelled ones are totally adequate for inner city and smaller areas of lawn.
And they will keep you far fitter than simply walking behind a modern mower.
The Einhell BG-HM 30 Hand Cylinder Lawn Mower
It will cut grass as high as 100 mm but for best results you will have to trim grass of the length in stages.
There is a 20 litre grass box and a rear roller to give that traditional striped finish.
It is also quiet and free from emissions.
This mower costs just £59.95, £40 off the manufacturer’s recommended retail price.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Al-Ko 380HM Soft Touch Premium Hand-Propelled Cylinder Lawn Mower with collector is another well-built hand propelled mower, very light and easy to push.
The cutting width is 38 cm making it suitable for the smaller garden as it is easier to manoeuvre through gates and along paths.
The ‘soft touch’ design makes it comfortable to use and is easy on the lawn and is robustly built.
The handlebars are easily folded down for transport and storage.
Delivery is free the next working day there is a two year maker’s warranty and the cost is £99.95.
And the last one is the classic mower which many will recall, the Webb H12R Hand-Propelled Cylinder Lawn Mower.
Giving a really neat cut it has a wide rear roller for a striped finish and has cutting heights from 13 to 23.5 mm. The grass box can take 18 litres of clippings.
The working width is 33 cm and it is very light in weight.
There is a two year maker’s warranty, free next working day delivery and the price is £79.95.
A hand-propelled mower can be the answer to keeping smaller lawns looking good and can help you keep fit as well.
And we don’t expect you to set up a set of starting blocks every time for give the grass a trim.