Hints & Tips
Right. OK. So we’ve given the lawn a couple of trims and that’s not looking too bad although, depending on where you are in the UK, it could probably do with a few hours of steady rain.
Now it’s time to deal with those areas a bit too long or thick for the mower and to tidy up the lawn edges.
Buy these pieces of garden equipment with care. If it’s just a bit of straggly grass and lawn edges that need cutting, you don’t need a big powerful brushcutter.
If you’ve got areas of nettles, dock, brambles and gorse, make sure you buy a machine with plenty of power to deal with them easily so you don’t have to keep going back over the same area.
One of these machines from the popular manufacturer Mitox should fit the bill whatever task you have.
If it’s just lawn edges and the odd whisp of grass this one will do the trick, the Mitox 25C Petrol Grass-Trimmer.
It weighs only 5.1kg and has a 25.4cc engine. And as it has a loop handle you can use it to get into restricted areas which might be difficult with a cowhorn handle.
Fresh trimming line is fed out by bumping the head on the ground, saving hours fiddling around and pulling it out by hand.
It is a real bargain at just £89, £50 below the recommended price, and it has a two-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day following receipt of your order.
The Mitox 33L Petrol Brushcutter has both a strimming head for the lawn edges and a mean cutting blade for the rougher stuff.
It has a larger, 32.6cc engine with a solid drive shaft and is delivered with a shoulder harness to ease the strain if you have large areas to deal with.
And it too has a bump feed head for feeding out more strimming line.
With this one you can buy a 40cm articulating hedge trimmer attachment for an extra £135, extending the use of the machine. Replacement line costs £19.95.
The recommended price for the machine is £209 but offer a huge saving selling it at £139. Delivery is FREE the next working day and it has a two-year warranty and FREE oil.
Most brush cutters have two-stroke engines but this one is unusual in that it has a four-strong power unit giving more power and far fewer emissions while using less fuel.
The Mitox 435L Four-Stroke Brushcutter has a lightweight 33.5cc four-stroke engine and has a D-shaped handle.
It weighs 7kg and has extensive anti-vibration features built in and with its three-tooth metal blade has plenty of power to cut away scrub and brambles and even gorse.
For the lawn edges it has a strimming head with a bump-feed mechanism.
It costs £179, a full £100 off the recommended price, has a two-year warranty and, FREE oil and FREE delivery next working day delivery to the UK mainland.
The Mitox 28 SK Kawasaki Brushcutter with Hedgetrimmer Attachment has a 26.3cc engine giving 1.03hp and is the type often preferred by professional gardeners.
It is fitted with electronic ignition and weighs only 6.6kg and comes with a bump-feed strimming head and a three-toothed blade for the tougher areas.
It has a split drive shaft to make it easier to carry around in the car or van and this makes it possible to fit the 40cm hedgecutter attachment which is included in the package.
It also comes with free two-stroke oil and a shoulder harness and has a three-year warranty for domestic use.
Delivery the next working day is again free and it costs £299, £30 off the recommended price.
A full list of strimmers and brushcutters can be seen on these pages but please give us a ring if you’re not sure which machine is the right one for your garden.
We’re on 03454 588905 and our friendly, helpful team will give you impartial, expert advice. As our customers say…
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