Hints & Tips
The latest burst of sunshine has spurred the garden into life with loads of growth on the roses and shrubs and many hedges now in leaf
A true sign that we’re into Spring at last.
Lawns will now need regularly trimming, not too short at the moment, but just enough to keep them spruce and encourage new growth.
The lawnmower world has its stars just like football or rugby and here are three mowers chosen from our Gardening Superstars pages which offer great prices on top gardening machinery tested and reviewed by our customers.
First comes a little cracker, reliable, easy-starter and ideal for smaller lawns where you need to scoot around smaller flower beds and along twisty paths.
The Mountfield HP180 Petrol Rotary Hand-Propelled Lawnmower is for those of you with lawns around 800m2 and is fitted with a Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine.
It is comparatively lightweight at 25kg and has slightly larger rear wheels which help its manoeuvrability and are kind to the lawn.
The cutting deck has been shaped to increase the airflow and force clippings into the 55-litre grass box and also make it a good collector of wet grass.
There are five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm and the cutting width is 45cm.
See here for reviews of previous customers.
Exclusive to MowDirect it costs £199, £100 off the recommended price. We deliver it free the working day following receipt of your order and it has a two-year warranty.
This one has a wider cutting deck at 46cm and is suitable for lawns around 1400m2.
Benefitting from German engineering, the Einhell GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower with Einhell’s own 139cc Quick-Start engine.
It has a steel cutting deck with a powder-coated paint finish to resist corrosion and give it a long life and has nine cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm.
The grass box holds 50 litres and there is also a mulch plug which is simply fitted should you prefer to deal with the clippings this way.
It costs £239.95, £160 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty.
We deliver it for free the next working day.
And for a larger lawn, up to 2000m2, this one has been a favourite for some time and is back in stock early next month.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is from a leading European manufacturer and gives you four ways of dealing with the cut grass.
You can either mulch it when conditions allow or collect in the 70-litre grass box.
And for the less formal areas like small orchards or paddocks the clippings can be dropped at the back or discharged to the side.
This mower has a powerful 196cc Emak engine to give it the power the tackle sloping lawns and rougher patches and has cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm.
Again, this has proved a star mower for previous customers and to see what they have to say see these pages.
It is priced at £329.95, £170 off the recommended price and it has a five-year warranty. Again, we deliver it free the next working day.
Have a look here for our unrivalled selection of mowers and if you’re not sure which is the right one for your garden please give us a ring on 03454 588905.