Hints & Tips
As Spring starts to realise it’s time to change shifts properly with Winter and gets ready to kick him out and pinch his chair, it’s probably about time we begin to plan our 2019 gardens in earnest, and that we start thinking about our soil.
Whether we are flower fans who like nothing more than a fine fuschia, a rampant rose or a brilliant begonia, someone who is looking to the future, with a gurgling stomach, and thinking about growing more of their own food in the garden or on the allotment, or someone thinking about turning that piece of scrub behind the greenhouse into a working plot, we will need to prepare the soil and make sure we have the perfect tilth for growing whatever we want to grow.
This can be done, painstakingly (and I meant to emphasise the pain) with fork and shovel and time but could be carried out far more easily and speedily by using a good quality mechanical tiller or cultivator.
MowDirect has a fine selection of these useful and practical garden machines, for all needs and for all budgets. For now though, here are three I particularly like and that we feel offer great value for money.
First up, this great new tiller on the block is the Racing 139PTIL63-C Petrol Tiller.
Perfect for your medium sized allotment plot or veg garden, this petrol powered tiller has a high-torque 4-stroke engine, is easy to operate and manoeuvre, weighing just 32.7kg and with a front transport wheel for easy handling.
The 60cm tilling width ensures decent ground coverage, saving time and height adjustable handlebars offer versatility and comfort. This great little machine is on offer at an amazing £199.95, saving £100 on the RRP, with FREE next working day delivery and a 2-year warranty. The full range of racing tillers, electric or petrol, can be seen here
Our second groundbreaker is
A proven achiever with more than a few great reviews, the Oleo-Mac MH17RK is substantially built, and powerful, featuring a 183cc, OHV, K800H engine for low noise, fewer emissions and low vibration, and is very economical on fuel.
It has height adjustable and laterally adjustable handlebars for all-around comfort and ease and an adjustable tilling width from 60cm-80cm as well as an adjustable depth setting to give you plenty of options when working.
The reverse gear adds major flexibility to handling and enables you to free the tiller easily if it gets bogged down. As our happy customers have said…’excellent machine’, ‘…easy to start’, ‘
This robust and durable tiller comes to you at the low price of £399, saving you a whopping £200 on the list price. This includes FREE next working day delivery and a hugely reassuring 5-year warranty.
Our third garden star in the MowDirect tiller firmament is the incredibly low priced Chipperfield PRO MTC415 Petrol Mini Tiller.
With a 25cm tilling width it is ideal for working between rows without damaging precious crops or plants.
Lightweight (only 15kg) and very durable it is made of tubular steel and benefits from ergonomic design for comfort and pain free working. Foldable handlebars and a fuel-tank that allows for an hour’s running make it even easier to use.
This little beast costs an extraordinary £149.95, £150 lower than the RRP and very affordable indeed. Next working day delivery is FREE.
So that is my short list but, as I mentioned, we have a very comprehensive range to choose from, so if none of these beauties tickles your tilling fancy then take a look here… or give our friendly team of expert advisors a call on 020 3697 9432 (9am – 5om Mon-Fri, 9am 4pm Sat) and they will be very happy to help.
‘I asked questions via “chat” and had a very quick and comprehensive answer… no reservations about recommending this company to anyone. Absolutely deserve five stars.‘ B. Forrester (Trustpilot 6th Feb 2019)
And in the meantime, enjoy your garden. Drew Hardy