Hints & Tips
April showers, blazing sun and now snow, the weather gods have chucked the lot at us these last few weeks, but summer parties are just around the corner.
The sun will come out tomorrow, as the cheesy song says.
But to have a perfect lawn you need turf in good condition and neatly trimmed, and these two top sellers, two of our established gardening ‘Super-Stars‘, will achieve this.
The first is a scarifier with loads of favourable reviews.
From a leading German engineering company, the Einhell GC-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier is terrific value for money as it is a solid and hard-working machine which rids the lawn of dead grasses and lets it breathe.
In so doing, fresh growth is allowed to flourish and moisture can penetrate through to the roots and the lawn has a much more healthy appearance.
It achieves this with 18 blades which pull out all moss, dead stuff and flat-growing weeds.
If you’ve not scarified your lawn for a while you’ll be surprised at the huge amount of debris and the immediate appearance, but new grass quickly grows to leave a lawn in much better shape.
This scarifier is suitable for lawns up to around 1000m2 and has a 118cc engine to turn the blades.
Don’t try to collect the debris in the catcher on first use, rake it up afterwards.
The working width is of the machine is 40cm and it has six working heights so you can be as gently or severe as you want.
‘A terrific machine and great value for money,’ said one recent customer. ‘A very effective machine, and very easy to use,’ according to another. More superlative 4/5-star reviews are here.
The cost is £299.95, £200 less than the price recommended and it has a two year warranty. Delivery, the working day following receipt of you order, is free and you’ll also receive a FREE bottle of oil.
And once you’ve scarified the lawn you’ll need a five-star mower to keep it trimmed.
This mower, again from Einhell, is a real all-purpose machine, dealing with lawns and less important grassed areas with ease.
The Einhell GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower can take on small paddocks, paths, orchards and rough grass with its five ways of dealing with clippings.
As a mower of lawns it can collect the clippings in the massive 80-litre grass box as well as mulching them.
For paddocks and orchards you can discharge the clippings at the back or side and simply let them drop under the mower.
It is a cleaver machine as the specially-shaped blade has the effect of drawing the blades of grass upright before they are cut, leading to a more efficient and neater cut.
It also leads to better collection of the grass when it’s damp.
The 173cc engine is started with a cord mounted on the handlebars to save bending.
It has larger back wheels to help when cutting rougher grass and the blades can be disengaged when moving over paths and drives.
There are six cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm and the handlebars are adjustable. The cutting width is 52cm so it can tackle lawns up to around 2000m2.
One customer said ‘I love everything about this mower. It’s strong and well built with a good size cutting deck, quick delivery and cuts really nicely.’
It costs £399.95, A saving of £100 on the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty with FREE oil and FREE next working day delivery.
And please give us a ring on 03454 588905 if you’re not sure which mower is right for your garden.