Hints & Tips
Spring, if that’s the season we’re in, seems to be playing her usual tricks. One day warm enough to be comfortable in a sweater, the next fishing out thick coats as the wind veers to the north and east and blows blasts of Arctic air our way.
But you can start trimming the lawn, as many of you already have, just snipping off the very tips of winter grass to encourage new life.
If you want a new mower, then chances are that UK leading brand Mountfield will have the answer.
They have an extensive range of mowers and also some best-selling lawn tractors as well.
Here are three from their mower range starting with the, a long-time best seller.
Suitable for lawns around 800m2, the Mountfield HP180 Petrol Rotary Hand-Propelled Lawnmower has a Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine and a cutting width of 45cm.
This is a mower that you push rather than one which propels itself and is easier to work around narrow areas and flower beds with odd shapes – larger rear wheels help this.
Weighing only 25kg, it has a shaped cutting deck to create a powerful air current and power the clippings into the 55-litre grass box.
This is bad of fibre to help the airflow but has a plastic top to prevent dust blowing into the face of the user.
It has five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm and has a folding handlebar so it is easy to fit into the cart boot.
A long-time favourite, you can see what other customers thought of the machine here.
It costs £199, £100 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty. We deliver it free the working day following receipt of your order.
If you want a mower for around the same sized lawn which drives itself this is just the ticket, the Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, on exclusive to us.
With a Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine, reliable and easy to start, it has enough power to tackle sloping lawns and rougher areas of grass and has cutting heights from 20mm to 85mm.
It has a similar 55-litre grass box and a 45cm steel cutting deck to give strength and a long life.
It costs £249, again £100 off the recommended price, is delivered free the next working day and has a two-year warranty. Previous customers rally like it, see these reviews.
And if you have a larger lawn, say around 1200m2, this could be the one you’re looking for.
The Mountfield SP533 Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower has a wider – 51cm – cutting width and is fitted with Mountfield’s own 160cc engine.
This engine is easy to start and mean on fuel while offering plenty of power for uneven and sloping lawns.
It has cutting heights from 25mm to 90mm and has a 60-litre grass box.
And with this one you can also mulch the clippings, holding them longer in the cutting deck and chopping them down to very small pieces before letting them drop back to the lawn where they rot down and provide valuable nutrtients.
The cutting deck is powder coated to resist corrosion to give it along life.
It costs £329, £130 off the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day with a three-year warranty.
You can see our full list of lawnmowers on these pages.
And if you would like advice on the best mower for you please ring us on 03454 588905.