Hints & Tips
When putting the lawnmower to bed for the winter make sure you thoroughly clean the cutting deck, that big bit which hides the spinning blade, and drain the fuel from the tank.
You already have? Shame, as you’ll probably have to get the machine out again and give the lawn another trim.
Mild damp weather for November means the grass is growing and needs attention and it will do it good as long as you don’t trim too vigorously.
Believe it or not now is a good time to buy a new mower and here are a couple exclusive to us from a leading American manufacturer, both fitted with a Briggs & Stratton engine.
The MTD 46BS Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has a 125cc engine designed to be mean on fuel and emissions and run quietly.
The 46cm cutting width makes it suitable for lawns up to 1000m2, it has a large 70 litre grass box and there are four cutting heights from 20mm – good for a neat sharp finish in the summer – up to 90mm for the less formal bits.
It costs £199, £70 below the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with next working day delivery in the UK.
This one is a similar mower, the MTD 53BS Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower, but it has a wider width of cut making it suitable for larger lawns, say up to 1500m2.
It has a larger, 150cc engine, also from Briggs & Stratton, with plenty of power to tackle both rough and smooth lawns.
It cuts from 20mm to 90mm and has an even bigger 80 litre grass box.
This one is £249, £120 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two years warranty.