Hints & Tips
Hard to believe, but in a few weeks’ time lawns will put on the first spurt of Spring growth, just at the same time as all the rest of the garden comes to life.
Then there will be shrubberies to spruce, seeds to sow in the vegetable patch and general tidying up after the winter winds and floods have done their worst.
And once the lawns start to grow you’ll need to mow them regularly right through to late autumn.
If there is a reasonably dry and warm spell now you can give them the lightest trim to encourage more vigorous growth once warmer weather arrives.
If you have a larger lawn you will need a stronger machine with a wide cutting width and if your old one slumbering in the shed won ‘t do another summer, now is the time to think about a new one.
To help you chose we’ve compiled a list of ten top mowers made for the larger lawn.
And the first is one exclusive to us and on special offer.
The MTD 53BS Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower offers great value for money relying for its power on a Briggs & Stratton 150cc engine which has been engineered to give an easy start and to last.
It uses little fuel and produces fewer emissions and vibrations, important if you have a large lawn to cut.
There are six cutting heights from 20mm to 90mm and a giant grass box which holds 80 litres.
With a 53cm cutting width it can tackle large lawns in double quick time.
The maker’s recommended price is £369 but we have it for sale for £249 and will deliver it free the next working day with a two year warranty.
That machine was from the USA and this one is made by a leading European company.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower gives you the option of discharging clippings to the back and to the side, very handy if you want to cut rougher areas.
You can also mulch the clippings and collect them in the 70 litre grass box for more formal areas.
Powered by a 196cc engine from Emak, it has cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm it has large rear wheels to make it easier to steer and handle rougher ground.
It costs £299.95, £200 off the maker’s recommended price and has a five year warranty. We deliver it for free the next working day.
The Mountfield SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a 51cm cutting width suitable for lawns around 2500m2 with Mountfield’s own tried and trusted 160cc engine.
It is designed to give a powerful airflow under the cutting deck which ensures great collection of the clippings, even when wet.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 90mm.
It costs £310 against the recommended price of £449, has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now another exclusive to us at a price the French would call tres interesant!
The MTX Jupiter 53SPA Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is built around an aluminium cutter deck so it won’t corrode.
With this one you can either collect, mulch or discharge the clippings to the rear and it has a cutting g width of 53cm and cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm and a grass box which holds 75 litres.
Other features include a front bumper – well, you never know – and a carrying handle.
The recommended price is £429 but we are selling it for £439 with a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
This next one is new for this year from a leading German company.
The Einhell GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower can mulch, collect, discharge to the back and side and cut and drop the clippings straight back on the lawn, handy for when cutting less important areas of the garden.
This incorporates Einhell’s Vortex technology with a specially shaped deck and blade which ensures that each blade of grass is cut when it is upright, leading to a better finish to the lawn.
It has a 173cc engine which starts with a light tug on the handlebar-mounted starter cord and the driving wheels can be disengaged from the engine, handy for when mowing in confined spaces.
The handlebars can also be adjusted to suit the person mowing.
The recommended cost is £499.95 but we have it for sale for £349.95 with a two year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
The next is from the same company and it is the Einhell GC-PM 51/2 SHW-E 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower (with Electric Start).
As its name implies all you need do to start it is to turn a key, just like a car. And the battery charges as the machine does the work.
This is another exclusive to us and has a 51cm cutting width and a large grass box with an indicator to show when it is full.
It also has a grass comb at the front to smooth the lawn before it is cut leading to a more even finish.
It will collect the clippings, mulch them or discharge to the back or side and has a 173cc engine.
It costs £399.95, £150 off the recommended price, has a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now a British mower as traditional as a wet summer’s day.
The Hayter R53S Power-Driven Recycling Lawn Mower VS ES (Sens-A-Speed Transmission) (Code: 448) is packed with features and has proved a firm favourite for years.
This mower allows the user to set the speed at which you mow, a great advantage when mowing around tight areas and will let you collect, mulch or discharge the clippings to the side.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 114mm and it is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 190cc engine. And you can also start this mower with a key.
A great favourite, it costs £569, £90 less than the recommended price and has a three year maker’s warranty. And there is also a free ten litre jerry can worth £24.95.
The next one is a rear roller machine, the sort you want if you prefer a traditional striped finish.
The Hayter Harrier 48 Autodrive Lawnmower with Variable Speed (Code: 490) has a 48cm cutting width and a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine which starts with a light tug on the cord.
It also has a cutter bar friction disc so the crankshaft will not bend if you hit something solid.
The cutting deck of this mower is also lined to reduce the noise and resist corrosion.
The grass box holds 70 litres and it will cut down to 13mm and up to 60mm to give a neat, tight finish to the lawn.
It costs £799, £100 less than the maker’s price and has a five year warranty for domestic use. Delivery the next working day is free and there is a free 10 litre steel jerry can and a bottle of engine oil to get you started.
To Mountfield again for this next one, often the choice of professional gardeners.
The Mountfield SP555RV Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower (with Variable Speed) has a190cc Honda engine which gives great power yet uses little fuel and produces few emissions.
It has a hybrid mower deck using a blend of aluminium and steel, has a 53cm cutting width and a grass box which holds 75 litres.
The speed can be set according to the terrain and the rear roller will leave the pleasing striped finish.
It features the maker’s Twinclip technology so the grass is cut twice to pack the clippings into the grass box and give a better finish.
It cuts right down to 13mm and you can fix a hosepipe to the cutting deck to clean it after use.
An anti-scalp plate ensures the turf is left undamaged on irregular lawns.
The maker’s recommended price is £999 but we have it for sale for £849. Next working day delivery is free and there is a five year warranty.
And finally there is the Lawnflite Pro 553HRS-PROHS Rear-Roller Lawnmower, a machine made with the professional in mind.
This has a 53cm cutting width and a deck of aluminium alloy and a steel deck liner.
With cutting heights from 15mm to 77mm and a fan to assist grass collection this is a really high-spec rear roller mower and if that wasn’t enough it has a Honda engine to power it along and is shaft driven as opposed to belt driven.
The recommended price is £1249 but we are selling it for £959 and giving away a free ten litre jerry can as well.
It is delivered free within two to three working days and has a two year maker’s warranty.
These are just ten of the mowers we have to handle larger lawns – if you would like our advice before choosing, please give us a ring on 08454 588905.
And see these pages for a huge selection of lawnmowers for all types of gardens.