Hints & Tips
By now the lawn should be trimmed and starting to look decent, but don’t be tempted to cut it too short until the middle or end of the month – damaging frosts at this time of the year are not unknown.
But you can turn you attention to the lawn edges.
Nothing sets off a garden or a lawn like crisply-trimmed lawn edges and there is a host of gardening equipment to help you achieve this. The days of kneeling for hours on end with a pair of hand sheers are long gone.
Modern brushcutters are far more comfortable so here are two new models from a leading German engineering company.
Einhell GE-BC 33 AS Low-Vibration Brushcutter + Free Kit, currently on special offer, is easy to use and has cowhorn handlebars which allow you strim large areas with one extravagant sweep.
It is new for this year and exclusive to MowDirect.
This has a triple shock mount and comes with a padded shoulder harness to keep vibrations down and has a 32.6cc engine with an automatic choke and simple primer.
With its three-toothed metal blade and strimming line head it is a versatile and powerful machine capable of dealing with rough overgrown areas which a mower can’t handle and lawn edges where a neat finish is wanted.
The two heads are very easy to swap over and the strimming head has an automatic line feed so you can cut right up to walks and gates.
The shaft is split so it is simple to transport in the boot of your car.
This model costs £199.95 a massive reduction on the recommended price of £349.95.
We deliver it for free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
There is also a free helmet and face guard worth £25, free work gloves worth £10 and a free fuel mixing bottle.
The Einhell GE-BC 43 AS Low-Vibration Brushcutter + Free Kit is a similar machine but fitted with a larger engine so it can handle thicker more stubborn scrub.
It has similar measures to keep engine vibrations from the handle to make it more comfortable to use over longer periods, and is the type of machine professional gardeners prefer.
This one has a 42.7cc engine with an easy-to-reach primer and automatic choke to make it easy to fire up.
It is supplied with a three-toothed metal blade for tough scrub and a strimming head for lawn edges designed to be simple to change.
This one costs £229.95, £170 less than the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with the same free safety kit and fuel mixing bottle as its little brother.
And on both these new models there is a special offer on spare strimming line of ordered at the same time.
These pages contain an extensive list of strimmers and brushcutters but please give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you would like our advice before buying.