Hints & Tips
The one message to gardeners this week is don’t forget to mow the lawn.
Just because the season of Pimms and barbecues is at an end theres no excuse for letting it go – an untidy lawn still spoils the overall look of a house.
You still need to trim it once a week, leaving it longer than you would in high summer.
A roller mower will leave neat parallel stripes which glisten in the early morning dew and look just as sophisticated as in July – maybe more so.
Those neat stripes can only be achieved with a mower fitted with a rear roller, like this one, the Lawnflite LF43-SPBR Self-Propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower.
Powering it along is a tried and trusted Briggs & Stratton 140cc, a very easy starter which normally fires up on the first pull.
The cutting width is 43cm and cutting heights are from 15mm to 65mm, but don’t be tempted to cut the lawn on the shortest setting until summer.
The grass box holds 55 litres and there is also a mulch plug provided, but only use this when the lawn is dry.
The cutting deck is made of polymer to resist corrosion and keep the weight down and the handlebars can be adjusted to suit the height of the person mowing.
To prevent scalping at the end of straight runs, the rear roller has a split differential.
The recommended price for this machine is £399, but we have it on offer for £319 with free next working day delivery.
It has a two-year warranty from Lawnflite, a leading USA garden machinery company.
These pages have an extensive list of other mowers for you to consider if you’re looking for a new one.