Hints & Tips
Today is the day of shopping mayhem when High Streets are awash with bargain hunters desperate to bag a bargain.
But if it’s gardening equipment you’re after there’s no need to leave the warmth of your home, just log in to our site.
If it’s a new mower you need, a lawn tractor or garden tiller you’ll find them all here.
And if you’re feeling generous then now’s the ideal time to start your Christmas shopping – we know some people have who have already bought lawn tractors for a family member.
Exactly how Santa will get that on his sleigh he’s still working out, he might hitch it in front of the reindeers to give them a hand.
In fact, now’s a good time to cut the whiskers off – not Santa’s, the lawn’s – as the grass is still growing and will benefit from the lightest trim to keep it looking good.
The first Black Friday special is the Einhell GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower, German engineered with a powder-coated paint finish to resist corrosion and scratches.
Ideal for a small to medium-sized lawn it has a cutting width of 46cm, an easy-starting 139cc engine and a decent-sized 50-litre grass box.
Cutting heights are from 30mm to 90mm with nine settings.
It is delivered free the next working day, following your order, complete with a mulch plug. Using this, the clippings are held in the cutting deck and cut down really finely before dropping back to the lawn where rot away.
But this is best left until the Spring and Summer as it only works effectively when the grass is dry.
This mower costs just £199.95, £50 below the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty. Customers’ reviews are here.
This one is exclusive to MowDirect and is new for 2016.
The MTX Neptune 48S Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has a 139cc MTX engine and a steel cutter deck. And it can happily tackle sloping lawns and the rougher less well-kept areas.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 75mm adjusted by a single lever and the cutting width is 48cm. And the handlebars are adjustable to make it a comfortable mower to use.
The grass box holds 65 litres, it’s proved very popular, and you can see what other customers think of it here.
The mower costs a bargain £199, £30 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Some gardeners with a smaller lawn prefer a mower that you push rather than one which is self-propelled and this one is a cracker.
The Morrison Classic Combo Petrol Push Lawnmower is a really well-built machine with a 125cc Briggs & Stratton engine, comparatively quiet when running and starts very easily.
This has a 46cm cutting width and boasts a very low cutting height, right down to 10mm from a maximum of 70mm with ten settings. It is suitable for lawns around 800m2.
With this mower you can either cut and drop the clippings, collect them in the 46 litre grass box or mulch them.
The steel cutting deck has a powder-coated paint finish to give it a long life.
The price is £179, £40 below the price recommended and it has a free 10-litre jerry can as a free gift from us as well.
Delivery the next working day is free and it has a five-year warranty.
Here’s another from Einhell, the GC-PM 47 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower.
This is a very versatile machine giving you the options of collecting the clippings, mulching them, discharging to the side and back or cutting them and dropping them under the cutting deck.
The width of cut is 47cm and the engine is Einhell’s own 139cc one, a quick and easy starter.
The handlebar has three positions and can be dropped down for ease of storage.
This mower also has a specially-designed cutting blade to increase the blast of air through the cutting deck which means it is a goods collector of wet grass.
It also has the effect of forcing the grass upright before it is trimmed leading to a cleaner cut.
The grass box holds a massive 75 litres and has an indicator to show when it is full.
Delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty, it costs £249.95, £20 off the recommended price. A popular mowwr with our customers, You can see reviews of the mower here.
Some of you might like a lawn with neat stripes and if so you need a mower with a rear roller, like this one, the Lawnflite LF43-SPBR Self-Propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower.
Powered by a Briggs & Stratton 140cc engine it has a 43cm cutting width and cutting heights from 15mm to 65mm with five positions.
The grass box holds 55 litres and the mower is supplied with a mulch plug as well. And with rear roller mowers you can cut right up to the lawn edges in safety.
This roller has a split differential to make it easy to turn at the end of the row and helps reduce scalping on uneven lawns.
The price is £299, a £50 reduction on the recommended price.
We deliver it free the next working day with a two-year warranty. Reviews can be seen here.
And the last mower is for people who are fed up with tugging on a start cord.
With the Einhell GC-PM 51/2 SHW-E 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower (with Electric Start) you just need turn a key and you’re off.
And another feature is that the battery for this re-charges from the engine as move along.
This is for a larger lawn as it has a cutting width of 51cm. And it has grass comb at the front to smooth the lawn before it is cut, giving a better finish.
With this mower, you can also switch easily from collecting the clippings to mulching and rear and side discharge.
The high wheels give it better stability on rougher ground and make it easier to steer round corners.
There are six cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm and the engine is Einhell’s own 173cc model.
A winner with our customers, Reviews of the mower are here.
It costs £349.95, £50 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty with free delivery the next working day.
The Oleo-Mac MH175RK Front-Tine Tiller with Reverse Drive has nine 4.2mm steel tines driven by a 183cc Emak engine.
There are two gears, forward and reverse, the reverse being very handy should the machine get ‘dug in’.
The tines are belt driven so it will not be severely damaged if you hit something solid, and there is a transport wheel at the front to make it easier to move about.
The handlebars can be adjusted and there is an adjustable depth bar.
There are crop protection discs for use when tilling between rows of crops and the tilling width can be reduced from 80cm to 60cm.
The tiller has a five-year warranty and is delivered free the day following working day following receipt of your order.
It costs £299, £80 off the recommended price.
Now a really handy machine to give you a lawn to make your neighbours jealous, or rather it’s two machines in one.
The Einhell GE-SA 1335P Petrol Combi Scarifier / Aerator has a roller with 26 spikes for teasing out dead grass and moss as well as flat-growing weeds.
Additionally it has a second roller with 20 knives to cut small slits in the lawn to allow moisture to penetrate to the roots of the plants.
These rollers are simple to swap without searching for the tool box. The working height can be adjusted according to how severe you want to be but you would be advised to start with the highest setting.
The machine is powered by a 53.2cc engine which gives 1.2hp and it has a one-litre fuel tank.
It costs £179.95, £70 off the recommended price and is anew for this year and exclusive to MowDirect.
Delivery the next day is free and there is a two-year warranty.
And finally a couple of machines made for those with bigger lawns in mind.
New for this year and exclusive to us at MowDirect, the Lawnflite 2-in-1 Ride-On Mower is designed with lawns around 2000m2 in mind.
It has a very narrow working width of 60cm meaning it can pass through narrow gates which would normally defeat beefier lawn tractors and is powered by a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine fired up with a key start.
This is a mulching mower but it can also be used in side-discharge mode so you can tackle areas like orchards and small paddocks where a neat feature is not so important.
Cutting heights are from 38mm to 95mm.
It is dead easy to drive with Transmatic transmission so you can shift gears on the move. The driver’s seat is adjustable.
It costs £1099, a massive £100 beneath the recommended price and is delivered free within two to three working days. There is a two-year warranty.
And finally, a great lawn tractor, another machine new for this year and exclusive to MowDirect.
The MTD Direct-Collect Lawn Tractor has two cutting blades to give a very powerful air current under the cutting deck.
This means that the clippings are really blasted into the collector at the back so that even long and set grass can be successfully gathered. The grass box holds 240 litres.
The cutting deck is 92cm wide so it can take on substantial areas of grass and it has anti-scalp wheels to follow closely the contours of the lawn without scalping it. The pivoting front axle also assists in this and gives a comfortable ride.
An MTD 420cc provides bags of power, enough to tow the many attachments available for owners of lawn tractors.
There are five cutting heights and a rear grass deflector plate and a mulch plug can also be bought.
It costs £1499, £100 off the recommended price and is delivered free within two to three working days.
But for a small extras fee you can order by 3pm Friday and have it delivered on Saturday.
It has a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
These are just ten of the special bargains on our site offering you exceptional value for money.
And remember we are here to answer any questions you might want answered before buying. Just give us a ring on 08454 588905.