Hints & Tips
In the bleak mid winter the last thing on your mind is probably the lawn, frosted over, snow covered or flooded.
But when Spring is sprung you’d be really grateful that in the shed was a brand new mower, all ready for action and a blessed relief from the old faithful friend who took an age to kick into life.
Any gardener would be grateful for a new mower for Christmas, perhaps the most practical present you could give and one which will be remembered for years.
So here are ten mowers chosen from the huge range on our site which would make a brilliant lasting gift this Christmas.
This first is a little cracker suitable for smaller inner city lawns and an absolute joy to use.
The Greenworks 40cm 5-Blade Push Cylinder Lawn Mower is as eco friendly as it gets, the only energy used is your own.
From an American company specialising in low energy garden machinery, this has a 40 cm cutting width with five sharp steel blades which cut the grass against a bottom blade much like a pair of scissors.
The cutting height has four positions from 15 to 40 cm and the mower is easy to push along on 10 in front wheels. And as a great bonus the rear roller leaves that traditional striped finish, the very epitome of a British lawn.
And the grass box is included in the price.
As is a three year guarantee and free next working day delivery
It costs £89.95 as against the maker’s recommended price of £119.95.
If you’d like to give a little push lawnmower as a gift then the MD 40P Petrol Push Lawn Mower should be on your present list.
This machine has been designed to be easy to push along and again is suitable for small gardens.
The engine is a GGP SV35 Easy-Start manufactured in Italy, and really lives up to its name – no hours spent pulling on a starting cord and cursing.
The cutting deck is sturdy and very light in weight and corrosion resistant making the whole machine easier to move around – the whole mower weighs just 22 kg.
There is a good sized 40 litre grass box and cutting height options vary from 25 to 75 mm.
The cutting width of 39 cm means it’s easy to use and will navigate small grassy paths and through gates.
For easier storage the handlebars fold down and as a safety feature there is a dead man’s handle.
It costs £129.95, a substantial saving on the maker’s recommended retail price, there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
We’ve had a hand propelled model and a petrol one, now here an electrically powered one.
The Hayter Envoy Electric Rear-Roller Lawn Mower comes from one of the most popular manufacturers and has a lightweight cutting deck and the cutting blades are powered by a 1400 Watt motor.
This too has a wide rear roller which gives that great striped finish to any small lawn.
The cutting width is 14 in and the grass box holds 38 litres making it suitable for lawns up to half the size of a tennis court. It is designed with front fins to give a better finish and there are seven cutting heights from 13 to 60 mm.
This mower costs £149.95, has free next working day delivery and atwo year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Now here’s a mower exclusive to us from another of Britain’s favourite brands.
We are Mountfield’s official on-line partners meaning we can bring you exclusive special deals like the Mountfield HP474 Petrol Rotary Hand Propelled Lawnmower which quite simply is one of the best deals for a machine of this quality in this price range.
A solid steel deck with protective finish it has a 150 cc engine, really easy to start and with a throttle on the handlebar which is simple to reach and use.
The cutting width is 18 in making it suitable for medium sized lawns and the larger rear wheels mean it is easy to manoeuvre around lawn edges and along paths.
The deck is designed to assist airflow and better grass collection and the grass box takes 60 litres.
The cutting height varies from 30 mm and 70 mm and is adjusted by a single lever.
Folding handles mean it takes less room when not in use.
The cost is an incredible £169 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £269.
Free next day delivery and a two year manufacturer’s guarantee make this quite simply and outstanding mower at a great price.
Greenworks manufacturer’s market leading battery powered machinery and their Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawn Mower is a real smart mowing machine.
It relies on the latest lithium-ion batteries giving you the freedom to mow where you want and with no troublesome trailing cables.
The mowing width is 41 cm meaning you can use it on areas about the size of a tennis court and will tackle on area this size on just one charge.
The battery comes with the mower and the charger is also supplied.
On a full charge it will run for 40 minutes continuously, but actual usage time will be far longer.
The machine is very light, half the weight of a similar petrol one, and so easy to handle and bigger rear wheels make it simple to manoeuvre.
There is also a free mulching kit which lets you drop the cuttings back on to the lawn, should you prefer this when cutting.
Buy this mower and you can purchase other garden machinery products in the Greenworks range at reduced prices.
The recommended price is £399 but we have it for sale for just £259.
There is a three year maker’s guarantee and delivery is free the next working day.
Sanli is a company which manufacturers excellent garden machinery and the Sanli LSP513 3 in 1 Petrol Self-Propelled Rotary Mower is excellent value for money with many features often only found on more expensive models.
It has a 51 cm cutting width making it suitable for medium sized to slightly larger lawns and gives you the opportunity of discharging the cutting at the back, collecting them in the 60 litres box or mulching them and returning them straight back to the lawn.
The engine is Sanli’s own 550 model made for easy starting and there are ten cutting heights between 20 and 75 mm making it suitable for smooth lawns and rougher areas.
The wheels have dual bearings with the ones at the back slightly larger for easier turning.
The costs is £279, a substantial reduction on the maker’s recommended £399, and there is a two year manufacturer’s guarantee and free next working day delivery.
The next on our list for Santa is the McCulloch M53-160DW High-Wheel Power-Driven Lawn Mower which has a Honda engine.
McCulloch is another favourite brand which has side discharge as well as conventional ways of collecting cuttings.
This means it is suitable for rougher areas of land as well, and the cutting is made easier as this is a self-propelled mower with the transmission to the front wheels.
The reliable engine is from Honda, a 160 cc model with lower emissions and better fuel consumption.
It has a 53 cm cutting width and a huge 71 litre grass box meaning more mowing and less time spent emptying.
There are five cutting heights from 25 to 82 mm and the wheels are mounted on ball bearings for a smoother cut and a longer life, especially over uneven ground.
This one costs £399 compared with the recommended price of £499.
There is a one year maker’s guarantee and free next working day delivery.
One mower from a top manufacturer which would delight anyone this Christmas is the Masport Rotarola RRSP-22 Rear-Roller Self-Propelled Lawn Mower which is currently on special offer.
The really wide 22 in cutting width makes it an ideal mower for larger lawns and it has a wide steel rear roller to give it striped finish. Another great feature is the single lever height adjustment which goes right down to 10 mm for a really tight trim.
The engine is a Briggs & Stratton 190 cc model using little fuel and reducing emissions and is really quiet in running.
The cleverly designed cutting deck gives excellent grass collection even whe n the clippings are wet.
This deck is made from cast aluminium to give a longer life and the ball bearing mounted wheel also help to its longevity.
The grass box can hold a massive 70 litres.
There is currently £100 off this machine as it is on offer for a limited period for only £699.
There is a three year manufacturer’s guarantee and free next working day delivery.
If you give this next one as a Christmas present it will be remembered for ever.
The Allett Kensington 17K Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower is as traditional a machine as you will ever see, British designed and manufactured and giving one of the best cuts possible.
Allett machines are used at most top sporting venues and are chosen because of their performance on bowling greens and tennis courts and cricket pitches alike.
This has a 98 cc engine giving bags of power to the rear roller machine which has a six bladed cylinder and is easy to start with its handle-mounted recoil cord.
This mower is known for its precise action and has an adjustable rake in front of the front roller to remove debris like moss, small twigs and other debris.
The front and rear rollers guarantee a perfect striped lawn which can be cut down to 6 mm.
The handlebars can be adjusted to suit the height of the user and can be folded away for easier storage.
The grass box can hold 62 litres of clippings. And to make the mower an even better present there is an optional scarifier easy to fit and take off again to give the lawn an even better appearance.
This mower costs £969, comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
And finally a really present which could give Father Christmas a tow if the reindeer get tired.
The MD Sprint Lawn and Garden Tractor is made to keep the grass in trim in properties up to two acres but it can also undertake a huge number of tasks with the addition of the range of attachments now available like leaf sweepers and trailers and rollers and dethatchers.
This ride-on has exceptional manoeuvrability so you can get to all the nooks and crannies around the garden and has a proven Briggs & Stratton engine which gives excellent fuel consumption and produces low vibrations.
To add to the ease of use there is a sprung seat, pivoting front axle and has a step through design making it easier to get on and off.
The deck is designed to produce a high vacuum and combined with a fan gives excellent grass collection even when it’s wet.
Twin headlights give the machine a professional feel and mean you can work safely when it gets murky.
This machine is currently £450 less than the maker’s recommended price at £1499 and there are several attachments which can be bought at special prices to extend its use around the garden.
And as an additional special offer you receive £100 worth of WOLF-Garten tools of your choice free.
There is a two year manufacturer’s warranty and delivery is free within three to five working days.
In these austere days more practical gifts will be appreciated year so have a look at our site for a host of present ideas.
And don’t forget, if you need personal advice please call our team on 08454 588905.
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