Hints & Tips
Easter is traditionally the time when most people venture out to the garden to prepare for the summer to come.
There’s flowers to plant, vegetables gardens to till and paths and patios to spruce up ready for barbecues when it gets a bit warmer.
But most of all, this is the time of year when work on the lawn will pay dividends later.
If you want a new mower, here is a ready-made shortlist of mowers of all types and for all lawns.
Remember, we are the country’s leading on-line retailer of mowers, one of the first to be established and with a team of experts ready to advise you if you are not certain of the mower which best suits your needs.
We’re on 03454 588905 if you want to talk to us and we can take your order over the phone rather than on-line if you prefer.
The first on our shortlist is new for this year and ideal for anyone with a small ‘inner city’ type lawn which nevertheless needs to look neat and trimmed.
The Cobra CM32E Hand-Propelled Electric Cylinder-Lawnmower has a 400W electric motor to turn the blades which cut the grass much lie scissors rather than the action of a rotary mower with its spinning cutting blade.
It has a rear roller to give a striped finish and with its narrow, 32cm, working width is ideal for working round flower beds and narrow paths.
Cutting heights are right down to a very tight12mm and it has a 12m length of cable to connect to the mains.
New for this year, it costs £89, £10 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day following receipt of your order.
Another mower which uses a cable to provide power comes from a leading manufacturer of garden equipment and a firm British favourite.
The Mountfield Princess 38 Electric 4-Wheel Roller Lawnmower has a 1600W motor and has a cutting width of 38cm ideal for lawns around 225m2.
This mower lets you mulch the cut grass as well as collect it and has a deflector if you’re happy to let the clippings fall back on to the lawn.
It cuts down to 25mm and up to 75mm and has a grass comb under the body of the machine to smooth the lawn before it is trimmed, leading to a more even finish.
And a rear roller will provide the striped effect which many prefer.
It is light to use with its polypropylene deck and has larger rear wheels to make turning easier.
The grass box holds 40 litres and there is an indicator to when it needs emptying.
Supplied with 15 metres of cable it costs £139, £30 less than the recommended price and has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery
The Redback E137CQ-2Ah Cordless Lawnmower uses the latest lithium-ion battery which also fits all the other gardening equipment in the range.
This mower is delivered with a 40V battery and charger and has a 37cm working width making it suitable for lawns around 400m2. Cutting heights are from 25mm to75mm.
The grass box holds 40 litres and the battery can be re-charged in just 70 minutes. A display on the handlebars shows the charge level.
The package costs £249 compared with the recommended price of £347 and is delivered free the next working day with a three-year warranty.
Here’s a petrol-powered mower, new for this year and exclusive to MowDirect.
The MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is packed with features and amazing value for such an inexpensive machine.
It lets you collect the clippings, mulch then and drop them back to the lawn where a neat finish is not so important.
It has five cutting heights from 25mm to 75 mm and large rear wheels to give plenty of grip. The grass box holds 40 litres and has an indicator to show when it’s full.
This is a very solid mower and has a steel cutting deck and a 43cm cutting width so it can take on areas around 600m2.
Another handy feature is the wash port so you can fir the garden hose when you’ve finished mowing and clean the underside of the deck.
It costs just £199, £50off the price recommended, has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Here’s another exclusive to us, this time from a leading German engineering company.
Einhell’s GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower has the company’s own 139cc engine designed to be very easy to start and has a powder-coated cutting deck to resist corrosion and give it a longer life.
With a 46cm cutting width it can take on lawns up to 1400m2 and has nine cutting heights and a 50-litre grass box.
It is supplied with a mulch kit, should you want to dealing with the cut grass by cutting it into tiny pieces like tea leaves and them rot down.
Previous customers’ reviews are here. ‘The mower is easy to start and operate, easy on the bank account, good solid machine which does the job….easily’ said one.
The price is £329.95, £160off the recommended price and it is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
Over to the USA for the next mower new and exclusive to us.
The Lawnflite 19SPW 4-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has four ways of dealing with the cut grass.
It lets you either collect the clippings or mulch them or discharge to the side or back.
This is particularly useful when cutting small paddocks or orchards.
Powering it along is Lawnflite’s own135cc engine which has a throttle so you can adjust the revs depending on the type of grass you are cutting.
It has eight cutting heights from 25mm to 65mm and a grass box which holds 60 litres with an indicator to show when it is full.
Large drive wheels make it easy to turn especially in long grass.
It has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery and costs £269, £130 less than the recommended price.
Now a long-time favourite from Mountfield a wide-cut mower suitable for larger lawns.
The Mountfield SP533 Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower is suitable for lawns up to about 1200m2 and has an easy-to-start 160cc engine.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 90mm and the grass box holds 60 litres and the cutting deck is powder coated to give it a longer life.
To see what other customers though of the mower, see these reviews. ‘Excellent sturdy product, arrived quickly and made light work of the first grass cut after winter. Very good price for a reliable make, exactly as described’ said one recent review.
The recommended price is £459 but we have it for sale for £329 with a three-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now another from Einhell, the leading German garden machinery company.
The GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has five ways of dealing with the cut grass.
You can either collect it – it has a massive 80-litre grass box – or mulch them.
And for the longer grass you can discharge to the back and side or let the drop back to the lawn directly under where they are cut.
This mower has the company’s Vortex technology with a special blade which brings each blade upright before it is cut giving a really smooth finish.
It has a 173cc engine and a cutting width of 52cm so it can tackle areas up to 2000m2. It also has adjustable handlebars.
This mower costs £369.95, £130 less than the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
This mower is a little cracker, British, reliable and with a narrow cut to suit smaller gardens with borders and beds.
The Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Rear-Roller Lawnmower (Code: 617) has a reliable 125cc Briggs & Stratton engine which starts very easily.
It has seven cutting heights right down to 13mm and has a cutting deck with front fins to smooth the lawn before it is trimmed.
The engine has a friction disc to prevent damage to the engine if you should his something really solid, like a tree wandering tin to the lawn.
The chassis is made from aluminium so it won’t rust and the deck is made from plastic for similar reasons. This deck is also lined with plastic to reduce noise and give it a long life.
This is a very popular mower for smaller lawns and has attracted loads of favourable comment which you can see here.
‘Bought this mower last year from MowDirect and I have to say, it’s my new best friend. So easy to use, starts a dream, cuts beautifully, rolls nice neat stripes on my substantial lawn and overall just feels like a sound solid machine.
This is seriously great value for money and an absolute pleasure to use,’ said one.
The price is £339, £56 less than the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day. It has a three-year warranty.
And finally the ultimate machine for the lawnmower dodger. Those people who prefer a deckchair and a tincture to the satisfaction of cutting grass.
Now the robot can do the job for you and this is a great one, the Top of Form
Robomow RX12U Automatic Robotic Lawn Mower.
It is very simple to set up. Just peg out perimeter wire and establish a base station with mains feed.
And apart from a few adjustments to the robot that’s it for the year.
The robot will then trundle around the lawn with its extra-sharp blade mulching the cut grass. And it can cope with slopes and uneven ground as well as it has a floating cutting deck which won’t scalp the turf.
When it needs re-charging it make sits own way back to the base station.
It is delivered free of charge the next working day with 70 metres of perimeter wire and 100 pegs. Once established, the wire is quickly absorbed into the lawn and can’t be seen.
New for this year, it costs £499, £100 off the recommended price and it has a two year warranty.
With the current dry spell there’s never been a better time to get the lawn looking shipshape for Easter and these mowers can all be delivered free and in plenty of time for the holiday period.
If you’re still not sure which is the right mower for you, please give us a ring on 03454 588905 where there is a team of lawnmower experts ready to give advice.