Hints & Tips
This is the weekend when we really need to get to grips with the garden. Lawns need cutting hedges trimming and vegetables sowing.
You can probably risk planting tomato plants now – just a few in large pots will keep you supplied through to the autumn providing you feed them – and the hanging baskets can be planted up and displayed.
There is a host of modern garden machinery which can help you keep up to date with all the jobs and here are ten top deals for the Bank Holiday weekend to make your life a little easier.
Then you’ll have time to fire up the barbecue.
So we’ll start with a great hedgetrimmer currently on special offer.
The Mountfield MHJ2424 Double-Bladed Petrol Hedgetrimmer with a 61cm blade is a powerful machine but light in weight.
And you’ll find that with the longer double-reciprocating blades you can trim hedges back easily and quickly.
This one has a rear hand grip which can be set to three different positions which will help tackle shaped hedges and cut the sides more easily.
The 24.cc engine starts very easily and the whole machine is very well balanced to make it less tiring to use.
It costs just £149.95, a very keen price for such a machine, and is delivered free the next working day with a year’s warranty from Mountfield.
If you are looking for a brushcutter to sort out lawn edges and rougher areas of the garden have a look at this one which is new for this year.
The Einhell GE-BC 33 AS Low-Vibration Brushcutter currently on special offer, has cowhorn handles and is fitted with a double-bearing-mounted crankshaft.
The 36.2cc engine has a 32.6cc engine with an automatic choke and primer for easy starting and comes with a twin-line spool for strimming and a metal blade with three mean teeth for the thicker vegetation.
Feeding out more line is simple, just bump the head on the ground.
It is fitted with a guard to stop stones and debris flying around, a useful safety feature and the shaft is in aluminium to keep the weight down.
It costs just £169.95, a huge reduction on the recommended price of £349.95 and has a two-year warranty. We deliver it for free the next working day.
And here’s a machine which you may well find useful in the Spring for clearing the debris from around tennis courts and patios.
The Mighty Mac LB5-EX Leaf Blower is exclusive to us and on special offer and will quickly clear up paths and drives and business forecourts of all manner of debris.
It has a Briggs & Stratton 5hp engine powering a 38cm impeller giving a 257 km/hr blast of air which you can adjust on the move with a kick-back deflector.
Pneumatic tyres make it a very simple job to manoeuvre this machine.
It costs £199, £300 off the maker’s recommended price, has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
If you have high hedges, you’ve probably realised it’s not a lot of fun teetering on a ladder to trim the tops.
This machine makes the job simpler and much safer.
The Mitox 28-LRH Long-Reach Hedgetrimmer has an overall length off 246cm and the blades articulate through 270 degrees.
A 25.4cc engine with a full crank gives plenty of power to the 55cm dual reciprocating blades which could a good neat cut. It weighs 7.4kg.
The costs is £249 and it is delivered free of charge the next working day with a two year warranty.
You can also buy a 25 cm chain pruner for £79 and a brushcutter kit for £59 to extend the use of his machine.
Now a mower, and a little cracker it is.
The Castel S48BR Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a Briggs & Stratton 140cc engine.
And it will leave perfect regular stripes (as long as you mow in straight lines) thanks to its rear roller.
You only get proper stripes with a rear roller and this little machine with a cutting width of 46cm is very easy to push around bird baths and garden chairs.
It has cutting g heights from 20mm to 70mm with five positions adjusted by a single lever. Solidly built with a steel chassis it will give years of service and an anti-scalp comb at the front will ensure you don’t take chunks out of an uneven lawn.
It costs £249, £100 less than the recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty.
This next item of garden machinery has proved one of our best sellers for many a year as it is amazing value for money.
The Einhell GC-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier, still on special offer, is a top-quality machine benefiting from German engineering and is ideal for areas around 1000m2 in size.
With 18 steel blades it will tease out moss and dead grasses which leave a thatch on lawns and prevent light and nutrients getting through.
Ideally lawns should be scarified every four to six weeks to rid them of they debris.
This scarifier has a 118cc engine and six working heights and a 45 litre catcher, though this is best left off the first time you scarify an old lawn. Remove the debris with a rake, you’ll be surprised at how much there is.
It costs £279.95, £220 less than the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty.
Here’s another best seller made for clearing large areas of tall weeds.
The MD Tondu Wheeled Trimmer Mower is a two-wheeled grass trimmer with a four-stroke engine and is easily pushed over rough areas where other machines would struggle.
It also very useful for clearing banks and verges and its design means it can be pushed under overhanging branches.
Strong nylon lines will cut grass away from sheds and garden ornaments and with a working width of 56cm and cutting heights from 35mm to 70mm it can clear large areas very quickly.
It costs £299, £30 less than the recommended price and has a two year warranty and free delivery.
It comes with five sets of line and an additional ten sets can be bought for £20.
Now a mower from a company that’s been a favourite with British people for years.
The Mountfield Princess 38Li Cordless 4-Wheel Rear Roller Lawn Mower is powered by a lithium ion battery.
This battery will provide ample power for two-hour mowing and in that time you can cover an area of around 300m2.
The rear roller will give a striped finish and it has six cutting heights from 25mm to 74mm and there is a grass comb at the front to contribute to the neat finish.
It costs £319, £40 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty.
This next mower will take on much bigger areas with four ways of getting rid of the clippings.
The Einhell GC-PM 51SHW 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a 51cm cutting width and can discharge clippings to the wide or rear on areas like orchards or paddocks.
On smoother lawns you can either collect them or mulch and return to the lawn where they break down and become a useful fertilizer.
It has a 163 engine to give loads of power and has a grass comb at the front to smooth the grass before it is cut, leading to a better finish.
This is a great value-for-money mower costing £319.75, £160 off the recommended price. And you also receive a ten litre steel Jerry Can worth £24.95 – free of charge!
Delivery is the next working day and there is a two-year warranty.
And finally for those with bigger gardens a lawn tractor from a leading American manufacturer and it comes with a free trailer worth £199.
The Lawnflite 603 RT Lawn Tractor has a single blade, which gives great airflow and this Tractor is a great collector of wet grass.
With a cutting width of 76cm it is suitable for areas up to 4000m2 and the deck is offset so that you can cut very close to lawn and path edges. The variable foot transmission gives excellent speed control.
The trailer has a load capacity of 650lb and is ideal for carting sand, soil fertilizers and the like around.
It costs £1499, £200 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty. We deliver it for free within two to three working days.
These are just a small selection of the garden machinery on our site. Please give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you need any advice before purchasing.
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