Hints & Tips
With all this sun and rain the grass is now growing apace – even though cold winds always seem to blow at weekends.
You really should have given the lawn its first haircut by now, just taking off a small top slice.
Don’t be tempted suddenly, to drop the cutting height, just ease it down a notch at a time – remember there’s still the odd early morning frost to hold back the new growth and leave the lawn discoloured.
This is the time of year when many a lawnmower gives up the ghost having been bullied back into life for a first trim.
So, should you need a new machine, here are ten unbeatable deals on petrol lawnmowers. There are literally hundreds of machines on our site, so if you can’t see what you need with these ten top machines have a look here.
The first is an exclusive, and a handy little mower for smaller gardens.
MTX Mercury 40P Hand-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has a 40cm cutting width and a 98.5cc engine.
Described as a “Great mower. Build quality excellent, easy to put together, works brilliantly…very impressed all-round. ” our reviews pages, It is light and very easy to push along and with a hand-propelled machine it is easier to mow around flower beds and paths.
There is a steel cutting deck to give it rigidity and cutting heights from 27mm to 75mm. The grass box holds 45 litres.
The maker’s recommended price is £199 but we are selling it for £139, making it just about the best little mower for a small garden on the market.
We deliver it free the next working day and there is a two-year warranty.
This one is a very solid mower and with an easy-to-start Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine
The Morrison Surecut 3-in-1 Petrol Push Lawnmower is another for the smaller lawn but this one gives you the option of either collecting the clippings, discharging them to the back or mulching.
Mulching is when the grass is held in the cutting deck and chopped down very finely before being allowed to fall back to the lawn.
There the clippings break down and provide useful nutrients. Should you prefer to collect the clippings the grass box holds 42 litres.
With this mower the cutting heights are right down to 15mm and up to 69mm with six settings.
Like the previous model this one is also easy to push round the corners of flower beds but larger rear wheels make it easier to use on rough ground.
Morrison mowers are only available via MowDirect.
This one costs £189, £60 less than the recommended price, there is a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery on the UK mainland.
Now one from a leading manufacturer of garden machinery in the USA and another exclusive to us and again on special offer.
MTD 53BS Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is recommended for lawns up to 1000m2 and is fitted with a Briggs & Stratton 150cc engine. There is no need to prime the carburettor.
This one has six cutting heights from 20mm to 90mm and is a solid mower with a steel chassis.
This one has a 53cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns around 1000m2.
New for this year, it costs £249, £120 below the recommended price. There is a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
The Einhell GC-PM 47 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is a new machine for 2016 and another feature-packed and again exclusive exclusive. On our review pages it is described as “Great product. Ease of use with minimum effort.” this model has five ways of dealing with the clippings.
You can either collect them in the 75-litre grass box, mulch them, discharge to the side or back or simply let them drop as they are cut.
It is fitted with Einhell’s own 139cc engine and has six cutting heights and large rear wheels to make it easier to handle on rough ground.
Another great feature on this mower is the specially-shaped blade which forces each blade of grass upright before it is cut.
This makes it a very good collector of wet grass, a handy attribute given our climate.
The maker’s recommended price is £399.95 but we are selling it for £279.95 with a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Here’s another from the same company, but this one is even easier to start – just turn a key.
The Einhell GC-PM 46/2 SHW-E Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower with Electric Key Start has a 139cc engine from the manufacturer and a large 1.3 litre fuel tank.
It also has a starter cord mounted on the handlebar as a back-up.
A powder-coated steel chassis and cutting deck give it strength and a long life and the cuttings are either collected of discharged to the rear.
With a cutting width of 46cm this mower is suitable for lawns up to 1200m2. The grass box holds 70 litres, handy for when cutting larger areas.
It costs £299.95, £100 off the price recommended by Einhell. There is a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now one on special offer and mower from a favourite manufacturer which has proved to be a best seller.
The Mountfield SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is made with medium to large lawns in mind, say around 1200m2 and is fitted with a 160cc engine and has a 60 litre grass box.
It is popular with customers and comments on our review pages include “This one does not disappoint”, “An excellent machine from an excellent company…” and “Excellent product, easy to assemble and get started”
This model has cutting heights from 25mm to 90mm and has a powder-coated steel deck to give it a long life and a solid feel.
With this one there is a three-year warranty.
It costs £319, £130 off the price recommended and is delivered free the next working day.
This one from Einhell has a powerful engine and is made to tackle a wide range of cutting challenges.
The Einhell GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has five ways of dealing with the clippings – either collecting or mulching – it is an 80-litre grass box, or you can discharge them to the side or let them fall where they are trimmed.
This is an ideal mower for people with rougher areas and well as smooth lawns and is powerful enough to cope with slopes.
This one too has the maker’s Vortex technology to bring the grass upright before it is cut and leave a very even finish.
The 173cc engine starts easily with the pull cord on the handlebars and being a high-wheel design can easily cope with more uneven grass.
This one costs £329.95, £120 off the price recommended. It has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Here’s another exclusive mower, a really rugged machine and great value for money for medium-sized to larger lawns.
The MTX Jupiter 53SPA Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower with Alloy Deck has an aluminium cutter deck which won’t corrode.
Powering it along is a 170cc MTX engine and it has a 53cm cutting width meaning it can tackle larger lawns. Cutting heights are from 25mm to 75mm and it has a grass box which holds 65 litres.
It is also fitted with a front bumper – just in case – and a carrying handle.
This one is priced at £349, £80 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day.
Mountfield SP180R Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower, is exclusive and on special offer and with its rear roller will lave the enviable finish many people prefer.
Another advantage with a rear roller mower is that it can mow right up to the edges of paths and flower beds.
The cutting width is 46cm and the grass box holds 55 litres. Cutting heights are 20m to 70mm
This one is priced at £379, £100 off the recommended price and has a five year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
And finally a mower which lets you set your own pace when mowing.
The Oleo-Mac G53-VK AllRoad Plus-4 Lawn Mower with Variable Speed Drive comes from an leading European manufacturer based in Italy and is a really powerful mower with a 196cc engine designed to be mean on fuel and emissions.
The mowing speed is between 2.5km/h and 4.5km/h so you can slow down around flower border edges and speed up on the straight runs on the lawns.
It has a 51cm cutting width and six cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm. The grass box holds 70 litres.
It costs £419.95 compared with the recommended price of £599.95 and has a five-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
These are just ten of the lawnmowers on our site.
Don’t forget you can call us on 08454 588905 if you would like our advice.
And remember we can offer more ride-ons and lawn tractors than anyone else in the country, see these pages for our great selection.