Cutting the lawn? In February? Surely not

Now here’s a thought. The lawn looks a bit messy with worm casts and uneven growth.

But it’s frost free, there’s no hint of snow for the next few days, so, might I venture forth with the mower?

Not to perform a proper trim, but just to ‘knock the whiskers off’ as they say.

February, but you couls trim the lawn on a fine day
February, but you could trim the lawn on a fine day

Well, yes you can, but make sure you take the tiniest snippet. The garden will look far better for it, but we’re not out of the woods yet, snow and ice can, probably will, return.

And if you take too much off it will harm the growth when Spring does appear.

All that’s presuming that the mower is serviced and raring to go, with the cutting deck cleaned out and fresh petrol in the tank.

If you’ve read these blogs lately you’ve have seen Master Blogger Drew urging you to service your mower and a picture of an old rusting wreck of a machine that’s had its last.

Believe it or not we have a few old relics brought in to us every year to see if there is any life left in the old dog. The answer is almost always, sorry, no.

We have a massive selection of mowers on our site and we’re here to help you chose the ideal machine for your garden if you are in any doubt. To give you a start, here are 40 top mowers we like.

Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK lawn mower
Biggest lawns: Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK All Road Petrol Mower

We are particularly impressed with these machines, exclusive to us from a leading Italian manufacturer and major supplier to European countries.

A basic little mower which you push along is the Oleo-Mac G48-PK, perfect for smaller lawns where you have to navigate around flower beds and borders. It costs just £199.85.

For slightly larger lawns this little Oleo-Mac G48-TK will fit the bill, but for larger lawns have a look at this one, the G53-TK AllRoad Plus 4.

A massive 196 cc engine from Emak, six cutting heights, wider cutting and a huge grass box it is designed to tackle all sorts of lawns and rougher grassy areas.

It fires up easily and has a three-year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free and it costs £299.95, a full £200 less than the recommended retail price.

Don’t forget you can ring us on 08454 588905 if you would like our advice. And keep an eye on our site for great Spring bargain mowers to come.

 

 

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Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.