Hints & Tips
As this is technically the end of the gardening season we are taking the opportunity to clear space in our warehouses to make room for new equipment for next year.
And at the same time to offer some great equipment at the keenest prices.
From lawn tractors to hedgetrimmers and leaf sweepers there will be something for every gardener and to whet your appetite here are ten unbeatable end-of-season deals.
You may even be tempted to find an early present among our bargains for a festive present.
Please excuse our reluctance to use the word starting with C, it’s still a bit early in spite of the High St having a nasty attack of the tinsels.
First on our list of bargains is the MD Handy Push Lawn & Leaf Sweeper (Code THPLS) currently on special offer.
This is a great little machine which sweeps leaves from all manner of surfaces including drives, lawns, tennis courts and patios.
As the wheels revolve they turn brushes which sweep leaves into the 200-litre catcher at the bag. And when this is full it is simply un-clipped and emptied onto the compost heap.
The sweeping width is 66cm so it can clean large areas very quickly. The working height is adjustable to suit the surface being cleaned.
The price of this machine, which will save hours of work with a tined rake, is £125, over £60 off the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day.
It has a two-year warranty.
The next one will ensure you have a lawn your neighbours will envy.
The Einhell GE-SA 1335P Petrol Combi Scarifier / Aerator, another on special offer, is from a leading German garden machinery company and is really two machines in one.
Use the roller fitted with 20 stainless steel knives and it will aerate the lawn by making tiny slits to allow moisture to penetrate to the roots.
Change rollers and you have a scarifier. This has 26 spikes which tease out dead grasses and weeds to let the lawn breathe and encourage new growth.
The two rollers are easily changed with tools and are mounted on ball bearings.
A 53.2cc engine provides the power to turn the rollers and it has three working heights. A plastic deck keeps the overall weight of the machine down.
The handlebars can be adjusted to suit the user and can be folded away to take up les storage room.
The recommended price is £399.95, but we have it for sale for £199.95. Delivery is free and there is a two-year warranty.
That last one was new and exclusive to MowDirect for 2016 and so is this one, the Tanaka TCH22E-CP2(66) Petrol Hedgetrimmer.
From a Japanese manufacturer this has become popular with owners of large properties and commercial gardeners as it is low in weight and yet has a 66cm cutting bar.
The 21.1cc PureFire engine keeps emissions to a minimum with exhaust gasses directed away from the person using it and it starts with a light tub on the cord.
It also has a full vibration damping system.
It weighs only 5kg and has dual reciprocating blades which can tackle really thick hedge growth with its 54mm tooth spacing.
The rear handle rotates through 180 degrees making it easier to cut hedge sides and odd-shapes.
The recommended price is £419 but we are selling it for only £269. There is a five year warranty and delivery the next working day is free.
This next on is also from the same Japanese manufacturer and a very sturdy machine.
The Tanaka TCG-27EBS(S) Brushcutter, on special offer, has a 27hp PureFire engine which drives a solid steel shaft.
It has bags of power and with its metal blade can cut through really thick undergrowth. There is also a strimming head for trimming grass on lawn edges and growing close to sheds and fences.
It weighs only 5.3kg and has a double shoulder harness to make it comfortable to work with for long periods.
The recommended price is £469, but we have it on offer for only £269. Delivery the next working day is free and there is a five year warranty.
This next one will really earn its corn on the vegetable plot or allotment.
The Einhell BG-MT 3360-LD Petrol Tiller / Cultivator will save hours of toil with fork or spade, and possibly an injured back as well.
German-made and powered by a 163cc engine it is fitted with six cultivator blades 26cm in diameter and 60cm across. It also has crop protection discs for use when tilling between rows of growing plants.
A front transport wheel makes it easy to move around and tilts up when the tiller is in use.
At the back, a brake skid lets you adjust the depth.
It costs £249.95 against the recommended price of £499.95, has a two year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
Now a couple of top quality and really solid rear roller mowers, the sort you need to leave your lawn with neat stripes.
The Morrison Oxford 48RS Self-Propelled Petrol Roller Lawnmower has an aluminium cutting deck which has a 15-year warranty and is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 163cc engine.
The cutting width is 48cm and the cutting heights are adjusted by a single liver and are from 10mm to 70mm.
This is the mower you want if you like your lawn with a short and very neat finish.
New and exclusive for 2016 it costs just £399, a huge reduction on the recommended price of £769. Delivery the next working day is free and there is a five year warranty.
And with this mower you also receive a free petrol jerry can worth £24.95.
The Morrison Oxford 54RS Self-Propelled Petrol Roller Lawnmower is a similar machine from the same company but with a wider cutting width of 54cm. This makes it suitable for lawns up to 1500m2.
It has similar cutting heights from 10mm to 70mm and the aluminium cutting deck resists corrosion and has a 15-year warranty. The rear roller will leave a striped finish.
Briggs and Stratton’s engine is very easy to start and the mower has a 70-litre grass box.
It costs £499, an amazing £400 off the recommended price and again we deliver it free the next working day with a five year warranty.
And yes, there is also a free steel jerry can which holds 10 litres.
Here’s a mower which has been a best seller for some time as it offers reliability and great value.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower has four ways of dealing with the clippings.
They can either be collected in the 70-litre grass box or discharged to the back or sides, useful when cutting rougher area like roadside very or paths and orchards.
And you can mulch them by fitting the mulch plug provided but give this a miss until the lawns dry out as bit.
Powering it is a 195cc Emak engine, reliable and easy to start.
Cutting heights are from 28mm to 75mm and the cutting width is 53cm.
It costs £299.95, a full £200 off the recommended price and it is delivered free the next working day with a five-year warranty.
And finally, a couple of lawn tractors, this one new for 2016 and exclusive to use at MowDirect.
The MTD 2-in-1 Combi Lawn Tractor is from a USA machinery manufacturer and is powered by a 420cc engine which is very fuel efficient, quiet and with low vibration levels.
It has a 96cm cutting width and the deck is fitted with small wheels so it can follow the contours of the lawn and will not scalp it.
Clippings are ejected the side and there is a mulch plug which can be fitted for use when cutting formal lawns.
Comfortable to drive it has light touch-steering and a turning radius of just 46cm.
Large tyres are friendly to the lawn and there are five cutting heights.
This great tractor costs only £1299 and has a two-year warranty.
Delivery is normally within two to three working days but for an extra fee you can order by 3pm on Friday and be cutting grass on Saturday.
Also new and exclusive to us is the MTD Direct-Collect Lawn Tractor, an excellent collector of wet grass as the air currents produced by the twin cutting blades really power the clippings into the 240-litre grass collector.
The 420cc engine is an easy starter thanks to a key and it also has a very large fuel tank.
The cutting deck has anti-scalp wheels and the Transmatic transmission makes it very easy to drive, much like an automatic car.
There are five cutting heights and you can also mulch the clippings and discharge them at the back with the aid of a couple of optional extra pieces of kit.
This tractor is just £1599, £300 off the recommended price and is delivered free within two to three working days with a two year warranty.
But, again, for a small extra sum you can order up to 3pm Friday and have it delivered on Saturday.
These are just ten of the gardening bargains we have picked out from our end of season sale, you can see many more on our site.
And if you want any advice before purchasing please give us a ring on 08454 588905, we will be happy to advise you.