Hints & Tips
The annual panic over ‘what to get the person who seems to have everything for Christmas’ is now in full flow.
But if that person is a keen gardener the task is a little easier as there is a host of gardening equipment available.
Top of the list would a new lawnmower, even though it’s not the sort of gift you unwrap and start using immediately.
In fact you can still cut the lawn on dry days as long as you only just shave the whiskers off the grass as it is still growing, albeit quite slowly.
Remember, you should only select a high cut on the mower and leave plenty of longer growth to protect the plants from winter frosts and snows.
A quick trim will leave the lawn looking neater through the winter. You can repeat this if the winter is mild but chose a dry day and check the forecast to make sure there is not a hard frost the following day.
If cold weather is forecast, don’t trim the lawn.
So here are ten top mowers any gardener would be delighted to receive, all are in stock and most will arrive the next working day following your order – we can deliver directly to the address of the lucky recipient if you prefer.
The first on our list is perfect for a smaller lawn, hand-propelled, quiet and a type of mower which will deliver a neat, smooth finish.
The Handy TH-HMR Traditional Hand Mower has a five-bladed cylinder and is a mower which will give a very low finish – right down to 13 mm.
It weighs only 14.5 kg and has a rear roller to give a striped finish. To catch the clippings there is an 18-litre front grass box.
It costs just £79.95, we deliver it free the next working day and it has a one year warranty from the manufacturer.
Hayter is one of the most iconic manufacturers of lawn mowers and this neat little machine has proved a best seller for people with smaller lawns.
The Hayter Envoy Electric Rear-Roller Lawn Mower (Code: 100) on special offer has a 1400 Watt electric motor and with a lightweight plastic cutting deck will not only last a long time but will be easy to manoeuvre around flower beds.
The cutting width is 24 in – 36 cm – and it has a split rear roller to give that striped finish which many people like.
It cuts right down to 13 mm and up to 60 mm with seven settings. The grass box holds 38 litres.
It costs £169, £30 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day. There is a two year warranty from Hayter.
The first petrol-powered, self-propelled lawnmower is from German engineering company Einhell.
Their Einhell GH-PM 46/1 S Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmoweris a very solid machine with steel cutting deck which has been powder-coated to resist corrosion.
The 135 cc engine automatically decompresses to make it easier to start and there are five cutting heights from 32 mm to 70 mm.
The grass box holds 60 litres and folds down to take less room in the garden shed.
This mower is currently on special offer at just £199.95, a saving of £120. There is a two year warranty from Einhell and free next working day delivery from us.
And remember if you want to give this as a present we can deliver it directly to any UK mainland address.
Here’s a mower which anyone would be delighted to receive. It can tackle medium sized to larger lawns, say around 2500 sq metres.
The Mountfield SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a 160 cc engine and a 51 cm cutting wifth.
With heights from 25 to 90 mm and larger rear wheels this machine can tackle all manner of lawns including the rougher bits of thicker, longer grass – most people have lawns with less tidy, hidden areas!
The steel deck is powder coated to give it a longer life, the grass box holds 60 litres and it has proved one of our top sellers.
It costs £319 compared with the recommended price of £449 and has free next wor4kin g day delivery. And there is a three year warranty from Mountfield.
Now a mower which would be ideal for anyone who finds it difficult to handle a petrol-powered machine.
The Greenworks G-MAX 50Li-40V Lithium-Ion 3-in-1 Twin-Force Cordless Lawnmower (GW2500207-D) uses advanced battery power and can tackle a lawn up to 2000 sq meters.
It has twin cutting blades to give a crisp, even finish and has twin batteries. It also has a clever device which regulates the power output from the batteries according to the task in hand.
It has a spring-assisted height adjuster with give heights from 35 mm to 85 mm and as the cutting deck is made from a tough polymer it can resist corrosion and minor bumps.
The grass box has an indicator to show when it is full and comes with a mulching plug. The high wheels mean you can tackle the rougher areas as well as smooth lawns and there is a striping mat to leave a great finish.
It costs £429, is delivered free the next working day and has a two year warranty.
Now another from Hayter, the R53S Power-Driven Recycling Lawn Mower VS ES (Sens-A-Speed Transmission) (Code: 448).
This is a really great mower which can collect the cuttings, mulch them or discharge them to the side, useful for when cutting paddocks or orchards where a perfect finish is not important. Cutting heights are from 25 mm to 114 mm.
The great thing about this mower is the transmission as the mower will match your walking speed so you can get round flower beds and garden ornaments much more easily.
A hefty 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine provides the power and the grass box can hold nearly 55 litres of clippings.
It costs £510, a substantial reduction on the recommended selling price of £639. And you also get a 10-litre jerry can absolutely free.
It has a three year warranty and is delivered with a bottle of engine oil to get you started quickly.
This next little mower is an absolute gem, a machine which will give you a very close finish.
The Allett Classic 17L Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower comes from a company which has supplied mowers to Britain’s top sporting venue where a true pitch is vital, like including, bowls cricket and tennis clubs.
It has a five-bladed cassette and can cut right down to 6 mm, the height needed for many sports pitches.
It will also give a perfect finish to any lawn where the gardener wants a lawn to cherish and be the envoy of all his neighbours.
You can even buy a scarifying cassette to fit to the mower to tease out the dead grasses and thatching weeds which stop nutrients and moisture getting into the soil.
It has both a rear and front roller to achieve this perfect finish and the handlebars adjust to suit the height of the user.
It costs £619, £80 less than the recommended price and has a one year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Now a mower which would make a great gift for the reluctant gardener.
The Oleo-Mac Orion Fully Automated Robotic Lawn Mower with Docking Station, currently on special offer, is powered by a lithium ion battery which is recharged each time the mower returns to base.
Twin blades mulch the clippings allowing them to fall back on to the lawn where they rot away to form a useful fertilizer.
It is very easy to set out and follows wires which over time are absorbed into the turf and become invisible. If the mower encounters a solid object it will move round it and if ii is under 7cm it will just pass over.
If the mower is listed the blades stop immediately and if it starts to the mower carries on working. But you can activate a rain sensor so that it returns back to base if you prefer.
Simple to install and effortless to use, this mower could be a most welcome gift.
The recommended price is £1189 but we are selling it for only £899, and that includes next working day delivery and a three year maker’s warranty.
Now a really great mower, the Hayter Harrier 56 Autodrive E/S Lawnmower with Variable Speed & Electric Start (Code: 561).
This has a 56 cm cutting width making it suitable for really large lawns and has an electric start to save tugging on starter cords to fire it up.
The engine is from Briggs & Stratton, 190 cc and really powerful and it has a variable speed drive so you can mow at the speed which suits the grass you are mowing.
It has cutting heights from 13 to 60 mm and a rear roller to give a striped finish. The grass box holds a massive 70 litres.
It is made for a really long life with a cutter bar friction disc to save the engine from serious damage if you hit something solid.
The deck is lined to minimise corrosion and to dampen the sound and the chassis is made from aluminium.
This mower costs £999, £250 less than the recommended price and you receive a 10-litre jerry can free.
You receive a free bottle of engine oil as well and the mower has a five year warranty.
Now a couple of lawn tractors which can make Christmas truly memorable.
First is one from the USA, the Lawnflite 603 RT Lawn Tractor, a machine which is excellent for collecting grass when it’s wet.
Their ‘Direct ‘Collect’ system combines a turbo fan and a high-lift cutting blade which has the effect of throwing the cut grass through a large exit chute and into the collecting box.
With a 76 cm cutting width it can tackle really large lawns and with a cutting deck offset to the left you can cut right up to the edges or lawns and flower beds.
It also has infinitely variable transmission so you can control the speed very precisely.
It costs £1499, £250 less than the recommended price and is delivered free within two to three working days. There is a two year warranty from Lawnflite.
And finally one of the most popular, the Mountfield 1530M Lawn Tractor, a machine with a 84 cm cutting width.
It has twin cutting blades to give an excellent finish and it too is an excellent collector of cut grass even when it’s wet.
It will cut down to 25 mm and up to 80 mm and the 250litre grass box will bleep at you when it’s full.
The powerful 452 cc engine is designed with an oil pump to give a long working life and it has a six speed gear box – five forward and one reverse – and the fuel tank holds six litres.
With this lawn tractor you receive free a mulch plug and a tow bar and you can buy a deflector kit if you don’t want to collect the clippings.
It costs £1599, £200 less than the recommended retail price and is deliverd free within two to three working days. It has a five year maker’s warranty.
If you want advice on which mower to buy as a Christmas present please give us a ring on 08454 588905 and see these pages for a huge selection of lawnmowers.
There’s still time for Santa to fit it on his sleigh.
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