Hints & Tips
After a long winter and a protracted spring that was unseasonably wet, gardeners up and down the country will undoubtedly be breathing a sigh of relief now that June is here.
The month usually signifies the start of the much hotter and drier summer period, which will have green-fingered enthusiasts and gardening professionals alike adjusting their activity planners accordingly.
One of the highlights of this time of year is the fact that you can return to a regular mowing routine – and once a week is a good rule of thumb, provided the grass is not shorn too close to the soil.
We boast the widest selection of lawn mowers in the UK here at MowDIRECT – and there is something to suit all sizes and budget requirements.
The Mountfield SP536 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is a good example of a mid-sized product – and its large 60 litre collector will be more than enough for most gardens. It really packs in a lot of long grass and will reduce the number of stops you have to make to empty the container.
It is available from us at an exclusive special offer price of £299.00 including VAT, which represents a considerable saving on the RRP of £449.00 and is unquestionably great value for money. This unique opportunity to purchase a reliable mower from a leading brand should not be passed up on.
Those who have enough space to justify a ride-on mower could have a look at a product like the Mountfield 827M Compact Lawn Rider. It is as good as an entry-level rider, as it has one of the most compact cutting widths – 66 cm – of any machine of its type.
A trailer-hitch and mulch-kit are two optional accessories – and we stock the machine for just £1,099.00 including VAT here at MowDIRECT.
Mulching could be an important consideration towards the end of June, as it can help crops to conserve the moisture that is being retained in the soil. The benefits of this task in drier conditions are obvious!
If this is on your to-do list for June, why not have a look at our range of chippers and shredders? These products are useful for the efficient disposal of garden waste. Furthermore, many of them recycle this into mulch – making them indispensable tools.
The summer is also a fine season to get to work on keeping bushes and hedgerows in shape. Damian Mitchell, gardener in charge at Lytes Cary Manor, recently offered some of his own personal tips for how to best go about keeping hedges in shape.
"I'm quite keen on straight lines, the sides and the tops have to be straight," the expert commented, adding: "It's done by eye here [at Lytes Cary Manor], although one of our staff likes to put up a string line and that's a good idea. He anchors it with bamboo stakes and cuts just above the line."
We stock more than 100 hedgetrimmer & hedgecutter models – so why not click here to have a look for the model that is best for you?