Hints & Tips
After a comparatively mild winter, Spring looks to have sprung, or is about to, and that means loads of work in the garden.
Spend time now on the lawns and borders and you’ll have a garden to be proud of when summer finally arrives and you have the neighbours round for the ritual cremation fest, better known as a barbecue.
So now’s the time to forgo the family visit to the freezing coast for ice cream and bad tempers and spend time in the garden.
And to help you here are ten top unbeatable deals. Some of the equipment is exclusive to us and all are at unbeatable prices.
Take this one, the Einhell GE-SA 1335P Petrol Combi Scarifier/Aerator, a machine which will make all the difference to the lawn.
This has two easily-changed steel rollers, one with 20 knives which allows moisture to get through to the roots, the other with 26 spikes to tease out moss and flat growing weeds and dead grass to allow the lawn to breathe.
It is driven by a 53.2cc engine and has three working depths and has a plastic deck to keep the weight down.
The handlebars are adjustable and it has good-sized wheels to resist damaging the surface.
It is delivered free the next working day and has a two year warranty and costs £259.95, £140 off the maker’s recommended price.
If you have a vegetable patch or allotment you will need to make sure the soil is turned over, even though you may have given it a good dig in the autumn.
This great machine, also from German engineering company Einhell, makes to job easy.
The Einhell BG-MT 3360-LD Petrol Tiller / Cultivator is another exclusive to us and is the lowest priced tiller in its class on the market.
It is fitted with six steel cultivator blades 26cm in diameter and 60cm across and there is also a set of crop protection discs for use when tilling between rows of growing vegetables.
A 163cc engine powers it along and a front wheel makes it easy to move around. This wheel tilts up when tilling is in progress.
At the back there is an adjustable brake skid which adjusts the machine’s working height. The handlebars can be adjusted to suit the height of the user.
Delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty, it costs £299.95, an amazing £200 of the recommended price.
Now the first mower, self-propelled and electric.
The Cobra MX46SPE Self-propelled Electric Lawnmower is a solid little machine and has four ways of dealing with the clippings.
They can either be discharged to the back or the side – handy when dealing with areas where a pristine finish is not so important – or they can be collected in the 60 litre grass box or mulched.
Mulching is when the cut grass is held in the cutting deck for longer and cut into tealeaf-sized pieces before falling back to the lawn where the rot away.
It has a steel cutting deck and seven cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm and a 1800W motor provides the power.
The cutting width is 46cm and it has 15 metres of mains cable.
It costs £224.99, £15 off the recommended price, has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Here’s another electrically-powered lawnmower but this one relies on the latest lithium-ion technology.
The WOLF-Garten 72v Li-Ion Power 37 Cordless Lawnmower has a battery which charges in nine hours and the battery fits a wide range of other equipment in the WOLF-Garden cordless range.
Clippings can be either collected, mulched or discharged and the grass box has an indicator to show when it’s full.
This mower is very light – it weighs just 15kg – and is very easy to navigate making it ideal for smaller, town lawns.
And it also has another unusual and handy feature, a carrying handle.
It costs £339, £30 off the recommended price and has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, on exclusive special offer, offers great value being a solid little mower with a Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine, easy to start and reliable.
This mower can tackle all sorts of lawns and grassy areas and has cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm and a 55 litre grass box.
The cutting width is 45cm – 18in in old money – and it has folding handlebars so it takes less room in the garden shed.
It costs £249, £100 off the recommended price, has a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
The MTX Jupiter 53SPA Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower with Alloy Deck has, as the name indicates an aluminium deck which resists corrosion while giving the mower considerable strength.
A 170cc engine provides the power and with a cutting width of 53cm it can tackle larger lawns. Cutting heights are from 25mm to 75mm;the grass box holds 65 litres.
This mower has a front bumper – well you never know – and a carrying handle.
The maker’s price is £429 but we are selling it for £349. It has a two year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
The Einhell GE-PM 53 VS-HW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a variable speed and above all is very versatile.
For with this mower, you can collect the clippings, mulch them, drop the cut grass straight back to the lawn or discharge it either to the back or the side, making it the mower to choose if you have a large area with smooth lawns and rougher areas like small paddocks or orchards.
A 150cc Briggs & Stratton engine starts easily and is economical to use with low vibration levels. And a specially-designed cutting deck and blade gives a neater cut and therefore finish.
Now yet and other new and exclusive mower, and this one will leave stripes.
The Morrison Oxford 48RS Self-Propelled Petrol Roller Lawnmower has a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine designed to give it as long life as well as bags of power.
The steel roller will leave a striped finish which many people prefer and it is designed to leave a very tight finish as the minimum cutting height is just 10mm.
You can also cut right up to the edges of borders and paths. And with its Quick-Cut blade there is a reduction in mowing time as well.
The aluminium cutting deck has a 15-year warranty and with it 46cm cutting width it is an excellent machine for areas around 800m2.
It costs £649, £150 less than the maker’s recommended price, has a two year warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
Now a new and exclusive lawn tractor.
The MTD 2-in-1 Combi Lawn Tractor comes from a leading USA manufacturer and is powered by a 420cc MTD engine stared with a key rather than a cord.
And with its forged steel crankshaft it is engineered for a long working life.
There is a 96cm cutting width an d the cutting deck has small wheels so that it follows the con tours of the ground and won’t leave and untidy-scalped finish on uneven surfaces.
Cuttings are either mulched or ejected to the side and it is designed to be both comfortable and manoeuvrable to drive.
It costs £1299, is delivered free within two to three working days and has a two year warranty.
The Lawnflite 603 XT-S Lawn Tractor is a well-powered machine offering great value and is an excellent collector of wet grass with its fan assistance which blows the cuttings into the close-coupled grass box.
Easy to drive, it will either collect the clippings or discharge them at the back and it has cutting heights from 30mm to 95mm with five settings.
It has shift-on-the-go Transmatic transmission and a very tight turning radius of 46cm.
Delivered free within two to three working days, it has a two year warranty and costs £1449 compared with the recommended retail price of £1699.
And please ring us in normal office hours if you would like our advice before deciding what’s best for your garden.