Ten top deals to welcome the Spring – it’s coming soon, we promise

Spring is on the way, honestly.

Walk round the garden and you can see bulbs pushing their heads through the soil.

And have a look at the roses. Leaf buds are forming. And wrens and robins and blackbirds know, judging by their song.

So to whet your appetite, here are ten early season gardening deals from our site. And if you buy now you’ll be ready when the grass gives you that crafty wink which says “Isn’t it about time you gave me a trim?”

So here’s our first great offer, a quality mower at a bargain price which can tackle lawns up to 600m2, and you don’t even have to push it.

MowMaster Lawnmower
Amazing value: MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 lawnmower

The MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is packed with premium features for such a keenly-priced machine.

It will let you mulch the clippings, discharge them back to the ground or you can collect them.

Then there are the five cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm so you can achieve the finish you prefer, operated by a central lever. And it has a larger 175mm rear wheel make it easy to manoeuvre on sloping lawns or restricted areas.

The 123cc engine starts easily and the grass box holds 40 litres and has an indicator to show when it is full.

And the cutting deck has a wash post so you can attach a garden hose and clean it out after use, extending the life of your cutting deck.

Added to that you have a two-year warranty, FREE oil and FREE delivery the next working day.

The recommended price for this mower is £249 but we are selling it for £199, and that’s a bargain.

Now one new for this year and exclusive to MowDirect.

The Lawnflite 18SPR Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower will leave stripes, the classic British finish, thanks to a solid full-width roller which also makes turning at the end of the row easier.

Lawnflite 18spr rear roller lawnmower
Stripes: Lawnflite 18SPR rear roller lawnmower

And it means you can cut right up to the edge of the lawn without fear the mower will topple into the flowers.

It will cut down to 17mm and up to 75mm with five settings and is made to tackle areas up to around 800m2. The grass box holds 60 litres and has an indicator to show when it needs emptying.

Lawnflite’s own 135cc engine provides the power and it has a throttle control.

It costs £299, a full £100 less than the recommended price and has a two-year warranty. We deliver it for free the next working day following receipt of your order.

If you’re the owner of a larger lawn, say up to around 2000m2 this great little device could be the answer.

The Mountfield 827M Compact Lawn Rider has a cutting width of 66cm and is narrow enough to get through most garden gates, a problem for larger garden tractors.

Mountfield’s own 224cc engine is started with a key and is quiet and smooth when running and has five gears, four forward and one reverse.

Mountfield 827M compact lawn rider
Top seller: Mountfield 827M compact lawn rider

The grass box holds 150 litres and the cutting heights are from 30mm to 80mm. A mulch kit is available as an optional extra.

This mower costs £1249, £100 less than the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty.

We deliver it free within two to three working days wirh our Premium Delivery Service, so your ride-on is delivered assembled, tested, tuned and cleaned ready to use. AND FREE OIL.

One job you can get on with, indeed, that you need to tackle, is turning over the allotment or vegetable garden and this one from a leading German engineering company is exclusive and at a great price.

The Einhell BG-MT 3360-LD Petrol Tiller / Cultivator is the lowest-priced machine in its class and has a six cultivator blades and a set of crop protection blades for when it’s time to deal with the weeds between the rows of vegetables.

German engineering: Einhell BG-PM cultivator

A 163cc engine provides the power to do the work for you and is easy to start and quiet when running.

A transport wheel at the front makes moving nit around easy – it tilts up and out of the way when you are working.

It has an adjustable brake skid at the back so you can choose the working depth and a deadman’s handle cuts the engine when it is released so the machine won’t trundle off on its own if you lose control.

See these reviews to find out what previous customers think of it.

It costs £299.95, an amazing £200 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty and a bottle of FREE oil.

Here’s another exclusive tiller, this time from Italy.

The Oleo-Mac MH175RK Front-Tine Tiller with Reverse Drive has a 183cc Emak engine and has an 80cm tilling width which can be adjusted to 60cm for tilling between the rows.

The reverse gear is really handy for manoeuvring around the plot and very handy for when the machine gets dug in – when the tines keep revolving but the tiller just goes in deeper rather than moving forward.

Easy digging: Oleo-Mac mh175rk front tine tiller

The handlebars can be adjusted to suit the height of the person using it and can be adjusted laterally to avoid treading down freshly-turned soil.

It costs £399, saving you a huge  £200 on  the recommended price and has a five-year warranty. Again, delivery is the next working day and free and a bottle of FREE oil is provided.

Here’s another job you can get on with as long as there is no heavy frost on the lawn.

Scarifying removes dead grass and flat weeds and moss and lets the lawn breathe and aerating it allows moisture and nutrients to penetrate to the roots.

And this machine does both jobs for you. The Einhell GE-SA 1335P Petrol Combi Scarifier / Aerator is another exclusive machine to MowDirect and has two steel rollers.

The first has 20 knives to leave small slits in the lawn to let the moisture through to where it’s needed.

Change to the scarifying cassette and you have 26 spikes which tease out the dead grass and moss which lets the grass breathe again.

The rollers are simple to change and are mounted on ball bearings to give them a long life.

Einhell GE-SA scarifier
Einhell GE-SA 1335P scarifier/aerator

Einhell’s 53.2cc four-stroke engine gives plenty of power and a plastic deck won’t corrode and is forgiving if you should hit something solid.

There are three depth settings, wheels which will not damage the turf and adjustable handlebars

It costs £269.95, £130 beneath the recommended price, free next working day delivery and a two-year warranty. Plus we throw in a FREE bottle of oil into the bargain.

This is a good time of year to cut back overhanging branches and to prune fruit trees and here’s a tool which makes to job safe and easy.

The Redback E608D Cordless Pole-Pruner (Tool Only) uses the latest technology with either a 2Ah, 4Ah, or 6Ah battery and these batteries can be used with any of the other garden machinery in the range which we helped to develop.

They have longer running times and charge quickly and won’t discharge when not in use.

The pruner has multiple extension shafts and you can reach up to 4.75 metres dependent on the height of the user. It is delivered with a shoulder harness to make working less tiring.

The cutting blade is 20cm long and supplied by leading manufacturer Oregon and has an automatic chain oiler.

It costs £119, £40 off the recommended price but remember this is for the tool only, battery and charger need to be bought separately.

It has a three-year warranty and free next working day delivery.

Everyone with a decent-sized garden needs a good chainsaw, and this one ticks all the boxes.

Oleo-Mac GS-350 chain saw
Great value: Oleo-Mac 410 Universal
Chainsaw

And it’s especially good if you’ve never owned one before as it comes with a FREE pack of safety gear.

The Oleo-Mac GS-410C Pro Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter Pack is on exclusive special offer and has a two-stroke 39cc engine designed for alon g working life and to be an easy-starter.

The guide bar is 16in long – 40cm – making it ideal for cutting logs and even small scale tree felling.

It is easy to use as all the controls are on the handle and it incorporates an extensive vibration-damping system so you can use it for longer periods without tiring.

It weighs in at 4.2kg and has an inertia chain which doubles as a hand guard to stop the chain should there be a kick-back.

With this machine you receive a FREE safety helmet incorporating ear muffs and goggles, safety gloves, two-stroke oil, chain oil and a fuel mixing bottle.

The saw costs £249.95, a full £120 below the recommended price and has a three-year warranty and free next working day delivery.

Once you’ve sawed through your the wood chances are you will want to split it before burning and this device will save hours of back-breaking work swinging an axe.

The MD 5-Ton Electric Log-Splitter with Stand makes the job very easy and using hydraulic pressure to force logs on to a splitting wedge to do the job. And it is easy and safe to use as both hands are needed to operate thus keeping them away from the splitting mechanism.

MD 5 ton log splitter on stand
Stand and deliver: MD 5-ton log splitter

The force is enough to deal with most garden woods.

Providing the power is a 1500W electric motor and the device can deal with logs up to 52cm long and 25cm in diameter.

It costs just £219.95, saving you £80 on the RRP. There is a two-year warranty and FREE next working day delivery. This popular machine is efficient and practical. As one customer put it…”a powerful and excellent machine

And though we keep talking of the arrival of Spring, we’re not out of the woods yet and so this next handy little device could be a godsend.

The Stiga Snow Electric 31 Snow Blower works much like an electric shovel, shifting the snow from paths and drives and saving tiring work with an ordinary snow shovel.

It has a working width of 31cm and throws the snow up to five metres away with its 1100W motor.

The intake height is 23cm, so it can shift a decent fall of snow and has no wheels – it simply glides along the surface clearing right down to the ground.

The handle can be adjusted and when you’ve finished with it, simply hang it up in the shed or inside the back door where it is handy.

Power spade: Stiga snow electric 31 snow-blower

It is currently a great bargain, priced at just £59, saving £90 on the recommended price, delivered FREE the next working day with a one-year warranty.

There’s many a gardener out there frustrated at the weather at the moment, as only a week ago there was a warm spell and it looked as we could start preparing for the Spring.

But then the gods did their usual trick having lulled us into a false dawn and everything went backwards, grey skies, cold wind and flurries of the white stuff – and just when we thought we were through the worst.

But chin up. Have a look at our site for a host of genuine bargains in garden machinery and please give us a ring on 03454 588905 if you have any questions about anything on our site or any piece of equipment you need but can’t find.

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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.