Hints & Tips
Typical summer, showers, sunshine, packed roads.
And lawns still growing vigorously after the recent hot spell ended with thunderstorms and strong winds.
This has had the effect of producing more summer growth than usual and lawns are still looking verdant with plenty of lush growth.
If you’re one of the sensible ones who have left beaches and roads to the hordes and prefer to stay at home, you’ll doubtless be looking to keep the lawn in tip-top condition.
So here are ten machines to help, some for small lawns, others for rolling acres and there’s even a brilliant little machine to keep scrub and thick weeds in order.
Many are exclusive to us and all are at the keenest of prices with unbeatable delivery times.
The Morrison Surecut 3-in-1 Petrol Push Lawnmower has a 125 Briggs & Stratton engine designed to fire up quickly and be comparatively quiet in running.
This mower lets you either collect the clippings – there’s a 42-litre grass box – or discharge them at the back or you can mulch when conditions allow.
It has a really low 15mm cutting height but there are six settings up to 35mm and being a push mower it is easy to navigate your way around borers and paths.
These top quality machines are exclusive to MowDirect and with this one there is a FREE 10-litre jerry can worth £24.95.
We deliver the mower free the next working day and there is a five-year warranty.
Next is another hand-propelled model this one made by a leading European manufacturer in Italy.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK Comfort Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, currently on special offer.
This is a self-propelled mower, sturdily built, and powered by a 159cc Emak engine and trundles along at a comfortable 3.6km/h.
With a 51cm width of cut it is suitable for medium-sized lawns, say up to 1200m2.
It has a 60-litre grass box and cutting heights are from 28mm to 75mm.
The mower has a powder-coated finish to resist the inevitable scratches and resist corrosion.
It costs £239, £150 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a five year warranty. You can buy a mulch plug for an extra £20.
We deliver it free the next working day.
From Italy to Germany for the next one, a mower on special limited offer.
Einhell GC-PM 56 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is a really solid German-engineered machine with a wide cut and a host of ways of dealing with the clippings making it an ideal machine for orchards and paths and small paddocks as well as lawns.
With this one you can collect the clippings in the 80-litre grass box, mulch them and return them to the lawn, cut a drop them under the machine, or discharge them to the back or side.
The engine is Einhell’s own 173cc model with good fuel economy and an easy starter.
It also has a larger fuel tank.
It is fitted with high rear wheels to handle rougher ground and can cope with sloping lawns and grassy areas with ease.
There are six cutting heights and the cutting width is 56cm.
In spite of being a mower which can tackle rougher areas it is a very comfortable mower to use.
It costs £329.95, a massive £220 off the maker’s recommended price and has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now for one from a leading British brand.
Mountfield SP485HW-V Hi-Wheel Variable-Speed Petrol Lawnmower which lets the user decide which speed is best, slowing up for thicker areas and corners and speeding up on the straights, much like Lewis Hamilton!
It is powered by a Honda 160cc engine made for a long life and to run more quietly and be mean on fuel.
The grass box holds 70 litres and has an indicator to show when it is full and the cutting width is 48cm. There are six cutting heights controlled by a button.
You can also discharge clippings at the back and a mulch plug is supplied.
It costs £399, £60 under the recommended price and there is a five-year warranty.
Plus a five-year warranty from Mountfield and free next working day delivery, complete with a bottle of engine oil.
Now a couple of mowers fitted with rear rollers.
Mowers like this have the advantage that they will leave a neat, striped finish, an ideal way of showing off a well-manicured garden.
But they also mean you can cut close the paths and the edges of borders without the risk of the mower falling into the flowers.
Lawnflite LF48-SPBR Self-propelled Rear- Roller Lawn Mower comes from an American manufacturer and is fitted with a Briggs & Stratton 161cc engine.
It has a polymer cutting deck which resists knocks and bumps and also has a long life as it will resist corrosion. from clippings.
It has cutting heights from 15mm to 65 mm with six positions and it has a 70 litre grass box.
It is also powerful enough to handle sloping lawns and banks and the rear roller is split to make it easier to turn.
The cutting width is 48cm.
The mower costs £429, £120 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
This one is new for this year and exclusive to us at MowDirect.
Morrison Oxford 54RS Self-Propelled Petrol Roller Lawnmower has an aluminium cutting deck to keep the weight down and resist corrosion.
The engine is from Briggs & Stratton with a composite camshaft for lower noise.
It has a 70 litre grass box and cutting heights are right down to a very low 10mm with six settings.
It has a 70-litre grassbox and a 54 cm wide cutting width making it the mower which would suite larger lawns, say between 500m2 and 1500m2, where a striped finish is wanted.
This is delivered free the next working day complete with a FREE 10-litre jerry can worth £24.95.
It costs £599 and has a reassuring five-year warranty.
Another new mower and one again exclusive to MowDirect is the Redback E137C Cordless Lawnmower (Tool Only).
This one relies on the latest lithium-ion battery for power, and once you have the powerpack and charger you can other compatible buy tools at very tempting prices.
Redbeck manufactures their own advanced battery.
This hand-propelled mower has a 37cm working width and is ideal for smaller gardens and being very light is easy to navigate around tighter corners.
There are five cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm and there is a 40-litre grass box.
A dial on the handlebar indicates the amount of charge in the battery.
It costs £149, £50 off the price recommended and it has a three-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
The MD Tondu Wheeled Trimmer Mower is a really easy way to clear large areas of thick weeds and scrub and is easily pushed over uneven ground, along verges and down banks.
A 160cc engine powers a strimming head with thick nylon line, with the head held forward on a snub nose so it can work under low-hanging branches and close to wall edges and fences and up to hedge boundaries.
The machine itself is based on a rugged steel frame and runs on 14in spoked wheels and rubber tyres.
The working width is 56cm and it has adjustable cutting heights from 35mm to 70mm.
This has proved a very popular trimmer for dealing simply with overgrown areas and is very easy to operate.
It is supplied with five sets of replacement trimming line and you can buy an extra 10 sets for £20.
It costs £279, £120 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
And sometimes lawns are just too big even for a wide cut lawnmower but don’t justify a full-blown lawn tractor and that’s where this great little Lawnflite Mini Rider 60RDE Ride-On Mower comes into its own.
This a very easy-to-drive machine with a Briggs & Stratton engine and shift-on-the-go transmission with six gears.
Its lets you choose between collecting the clippings, mulching them or discharging where the finish is not so important – the mulch kit and rear deflector plate are optional extras.
There are five cutting heights from 38mm to 95mm and a 150-litre grass box and it has a very tight turning circle.
The seat is adjustable and its ‘step-through’ design means it easy to mount and dismount.
It costs £1199, £200 off the recommended price and if you order it by 3pm Friday we can deliver it the following day for an extra sum.
Normal delivery is between two to three working days and there is a two-year maker’s warranty.
And finally another one that’s new and exclusive to us – well, we are the UK’s biggest retailer for lawn tractors.
The MTD 2-in-1 Combi Lawn Tractor is made by a leading American garden machinery manufacturer and uses their own 420cc ThorX engine designed for reliability, low noise and low vibrations.
This one has a 96cm-wide cutting deck, and yet it has a turning radius of just 46cm.
This cutting deck pivots and has small wheels at the front to closely follow the contours of the ground.
This prevents scalping the lawn where it is slightly hilly and so leaves a better finish.
The 2-in-1 feature means you can eject cut grass to the side where appearance is not so important and can mulch them on formal lawns.
The mid-back seat and light-touch steering means you can drive this tractor for several hours in comfort.
Cutting heights are from 30cm to 95cm with five options and you can buy a grass box as an optional extra. The mulch plug, which normally costs £79, is free.
It is a great buy at just £1299, is normally delivered free within two to three working days and has a two year warranty.
But if you order by 3pm Friday you can be cutting grass the following day for an extra charge.
We have a huge selection of grass cutting equipment on our site and remember if you want advice before buying you can always phone us during normal office hours on 08454 588905.