Hints & Tips
Every garden has them.
That odd bit of grass behind the shed or garage or alongside the paths which needs trimming back a few times each year but will never look anything decent.
For these odd areas the finish is not as important as the lawn and you don’t always need to collect or mulch the cut grass.
These ten top mowers are the answer in these area, discharging the clippings to the side or rear or mulching them, so if you have areas like this and want a mower which can tackle all types of grass have a look at these chosen from our site.
First is the new and exclusive MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower.
This gives you the choice of collecting, mulching or discharging the cut graass at the back of the machine.
There are five cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm and the cutting width is 43cm making it ideal for small to medium-sized lawns.
It has a123cc engine driving it along and larger rear wheels so it is easier to steer around obstacles.
The grass box holds 40 litres and has an indicator to show when it needs emptying. And when you have finished mowing there is a wash port on the cutting deck. Just attach a garden hose and run the engine for a short while to clear out the debris.
This mower is great value for money at £199, £50 off the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
The next is another exclusive to MowDirect and has the benefit of German design and engineering.
The Einhell GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower has the maker’s own 139cc engine and a solid steel cutting deck with a powder-coated finish to resist corrosion and give it along life.
Another great value for money machine it has a 46cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns up to 1400m2.
This one has nine cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm and a 50-litre grass box.
It also has a free mulch plug easily fitted for use when the grass is dry which saves collecting cut grass and taking it to the compost heap.
The price for this one is £239.95, £60 off the recommended price and delivery is again free and the following working day.
The Lawnflite 19SPW 4-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is an American machine from a leading manufacturer in the States and is fitted with a 173cc engine.
And it also has a throttle so you can adjust the revs according to the thickness of the grass being trimmed.
With this one you can either collect the cut grass in the 60-litre grass box – it has an indicator to show when it is full – or mulch them but when cutting longer grass you can discharge them either to the side or at the back.
There are eight cutting heights from 25mm to 65mm and large rear drive wheels to help when turning.
The recommended price for this mower is £399 but we have it for sale for £269 and that includes free next working day delivery. Plus there is a two-year warranty.
Now here’s a mower which is a best seller and has a load of positive reviews which you can see here. One customer reported: ‘Really easy to put together and up and running in no time, cuts the lawn like a dream, it’s never looked so good.’
The Mountfield SP533 Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower has a 51cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns up to around 1200m2.
This has Mountfield’s 160cc engine and cutting heights from 25mm to 90mm. The grass box holds 60 litres and the cutting deck is powder coated to resist corrosion.
This mower has a free mulch plug so you can deal with the clippings this way when conditions allow.
At £329 and exclusive to us at MowDirect, and £130 off the maker’s recommended price it represents great value for money for a mower from one of Britain’s favourite brands, delivered free the next working day and with a three-year warranty.
Another exclusive to us is the MTX Jupiter 53SPA Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower with Alloy Deck, a rugged mower with an aluminium cutting deck to give it strength and a long life.
With this mower you either collect the cut grass, mulch it or discharge it at the back. The grass box holds 65 litres.
It has 170cc engine, cutting heights are from 25mm to 75mm and with a 53cm cutting width it is suitable for lawns around 2000m2.
This one has a front carrying handle, a useful feature when a friend wants to borrow it and put it in the boot of a car. It also has a front bumper.
It costs £349, £80 off the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
The Einhell GC-PM 56 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower lets you collect them in the giant 80-litre grass box or mulch them.
The for less formal areas you can let the clippings simply drop under the cutting deck, discharge them at the back or at the side.
An adjustable deflector makes it possible to discharge at the back whe cutting longer grass.
A special blade and cleverly-designed cutting deck give an excellent finish to the lawn and the mower has six cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm.
Powering it along is Einhell’s own 173cc engine with a QuickStart feature to make it easy to fire up with little effort.
The handlebars are adjustable with three settings and it has large drive wheels and a carrying handle.
Previous customer’s thoughts are here. ‘Its a beast of a machine for the money and cuts neatly’ says one.
It costs £399.95, £150 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now another exclusive mower, this one from a leading European manufacturer.
The Oleo-Mac G53-VK AllRoad Plus-4 Lawn Mower with Variable Speed Drive lets you work at the speed which best suits you and the grass you are cutting with speeds between 2.5km/h and 4.5km/h.
This mower is powered by an Emak 196cc engine with bags of power for sloping lawns and other testing conditions.
It lets you collect and mulch the cut grass and discharge it to the back and side. The grass box holds 70 litres.
Cutting width is 51cm making it suitable for lawns up to around 2000m2.
It costs £429.95, £170 off the recommended price and has a five year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Now back to Einhell for another variable speed mower.
The Einhell GE-PM 53 VS-HW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower (with Variable Speed) is another which has five ways of dealing with cut grass.
You can mulch the clippings or collect them, drop the where they are cut or discharge to the rear or side.
This mower has a 150cc Briggs & Stratton engine, a very easy starter and is designed with Vortex technology whereby a combination of special cutting deck and blade force each blade of grass upright before it is cut.
This gives a far neater finish and assists when cutting wet grass.
The grass box holds 80 litres and there is an indicator to show when it needs emptying. There are six cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm.
This is another with a carrying handle built in and you can see reviews here, one said ‘I have used it for both the main lawn, with a very short cut and roadside verges which had been neglected for some weeks, with great results in both cases’.
The mower costs £449.95, £150 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Another truly versatile mower is the Mountfield SP535HW-V Variable-Speed Petrol Rotary Lawn Mower, this one with a 53cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns up to 2500m2.
The variable speed means you can set the pace which conditions – and the user – think best.
It has six cutting heights from 26mm to 87mm and will let you collect or mulch cuttings on formal lawns or discharge to the back or side on the less formal areas.
The grass box holds 70 litres and it has larger rear wheels to make it easier to steer especially over longer grass.
This one has a 190cc Honda engine for extra power.
It costs £579 and we deliver it free the next working day with a five-year warranty.
And finally one from a long-time favourite British Manufacturer.
The Hayter R53S Power-Driven Recycling Lawn Mower VS ES (Sens-A-Speed Transmission) (Code: 448) has a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine and cutting heights from 25mm to 114mm.
You can collect or mulch the clippings or discharge them to the side and it is designed so you decide the speed at which you work.
See what other customers thought of the mower here. ‘I’ve just used the mower for the first time and have to say it coped with all we could throw at it’ said one.
It has a 54.5 litre grass box and you receive a free 10-litre jerry can worth £24.95 when you buy this mower.
It costs £629, £100 off the recommended price and has a three-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day, and it is featured at the top of the page.
These are just ten versatile mowers from our site. Please give us a ring on 03454 588 905 if we can help with any advice before buying.
You can lower the cutting height a little now but not too much – remember snow and frost at Easter is not unknown.