Hints & Tips
To celebrate the last bank holiday of the year we have put together a list of ten great gardening bargains including top names in the world of mowers and other equipment.
And though you may take a break this holiday weekend, the grass and hedges keep growing and will need attention when you get back.
Many lawns at the moment look OK, but could be better because of flat-growing weeds and dead grass and scarifying could bring them back to their best for the rest of autumn.
The answer is this top-selling machine, the Einhell GC-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier, £100 less than any equivalent machine on the market.
It has 18 steel blades which revolved to ease out all the debris which inhibits fresh growth.
These are driven by a 118cc engine and while not self-propelled the motion on the blades as they work makes it a very easy machine to use.
It has a 49cm working width and is suitable for lawns up to around 1000m2 and has a catcher for the debris but if you have not scarified for a while you’ll be best to rake up the rubbish when you have finished – you’ll be surprised at how much there is.
This scarifier has been a popular machine for many years. “Excellent Product for the Money” is a recent comment. You can see other reviews here.
It costs £299.95, £200 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with free next working day delivery.
Now four mowers to consider if your old machine is getting a bit tired.
New for this year and exclusive to MowDirect, the MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is a real bargain machine with five cutting heights.
And it allows you to collect the cut grass – it has a 40-litre grass box or mulch it or discharge at the back.
Large rear wheels make it easy to steer and means it can handle uneven ground and a 123cc engine gives plenty of power.
The grass box has an indicator to show when it is full and the steel cutting deck has a wash port so you just attach a garden hose to wash it out when you’ve finished helping to limit corrosion.
“This is a First Class Product” said one recent customer.
The recommended price is £249 but we have it on same for £179 including a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
The next mower is from a German engineering company, the Einhell GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower.
With the maker’s own 139cc engine which starts readily it has a powder-coated paint finish to resist corrosion.
The cutting width is 46cm so it is at home on lawns up to 1400m2 and it has none cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm.
The grass box holds 50 litres and the fuel tank 1.3 litres and a mulch kit is supplied as well.
“I am extremely impressed with the performance of this mower. It has cut my mowing time down by 70% compared to my previous mower,” says a recent customer. “Excellent Service Recommend Mower” said another.
It costs £199.95, £100 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with free next working day delivery.
Now one using the latest battery technology for power making it lighter and with no fumes and hardly any noise. And it’s one we helped to develop.
The Redback E142Q-2Ah Cordless Lawnmower has a 40V battery which charges quickly and does not discharge when not in use.
But it is a solid little mower with a steel cutting deck and adjustable handlebar and five cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm. The cutting width is 42cm and it has a 40-litre grass box with an indicator to show when it needs emptying.
It is supplied with a charger and 2Ah battery and costs £249, £150 off the recommended price. There is a three-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
A really top quality mower from a leading German company, the Al-Ko 5250HWS Easy Mow ‘Vari-Speed’ High Wheeler Petrol Power Driven Lawn Mower (Honda Engine) gives four ways of dealing with the cut grass.
For the longer, less well kept areas you can discharge to the back or side, or for the more formal areas you can mulch the clippings or collect in the massive 70-litre grass box.
This is a very solid mower with a steel cutting deck and a powerful 160cc Honda engine. And with a 51cm cutting width it is suitable for large lawns up to 2000m2.
The cutting deck has been designed to create a powerful airflow to assist in the collection of grass, even when it’s wet, a very useful autumnal attribute.
There are seven cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm and adjustable handlebars and a front hand grip which makes it easy to move around.
The mower’s recommended price is £699 but we have it for sale for £499 with a five-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Some of you may have noticed that brambles and other undergrowth are taking over patches of the garden at the moment and this top value machine is just the job for clearing them out.
The Einhell GH-BC Petrol Brushcutter has free safety kit and is a powerful little machine with a 25cc engine, an easy starter.
It has both a 42cm nylon line strimming head and a 23cm metal blade with three teeth to cut through the rougher stuff. To feed out more trimming line just bump the head on the ground.
“Good Powerful Brushcutter,” and “Excellent Product” are two recent comments from customers.
It costs £129.95, £70 off the recommended price and is delivered free of charge the next working day with a free safety helmed complete with face mask and ear defenders, work gloves and a free fuel mixing bottle.
The Einhell GE-BC 33 AS Low-Vibration Brushcutter + Free Kit has extra bearings and rubber shock absorbers to make it comfortable to use and is powered by a 32.6cc engine designed to be easy to start with an automatic choke.
A sharp blade with three teeth will cut through thick weeds and bramble and it also has a strimming head to trim lawn, wall and fence edges.
To spool out more strimming you just need to bump it on the ground.
It has a split aluminium shaft to make it easy to transport and store and is exclusive to MowDirect.
It costs £169.95, £180 off the recommended price and has free delivery and a two-year warranty.
But you also receive a free helmet with ear defenders and face guard, free gloves and a free fuel mixing bottle.
“Nice Bit of Kit”, said a recent customer.
Now a more robust machine with a powerful engine which doubles as a hedgetrimmer.
The Mitox 28 SK Kawasaki Brushcutter with Free Hedgetrimmer Attachment has a 26.3cc Kawasaki engine, the type professionals often prefer, with an electronic ignition system and large fuel tank.
It weighs only 6.6kg and has both a rear handle and front loop handle for precise work, both with vibration damping.
Both a 25.5cm bump feed nylon strimming head and a blade with three cutting teeth are supplied and the shaft is split for easy transport.
A free hedgetrimmer attachment with 40cm blades worth £99 also comes with this package.
It has a three-year warranty and is delivered free the next working day with a bottle of two-stroke oil.
The recommended price is £329 but we have it for sale for £269.
Here’s a hedgetrimmer light and simple to use but very effective.
The Redback E522DQ-2Ah Cordless Hedgetrimmer uses up-to-date battery technology.
This has a 40V lithium-ion battery to power two 56cm dual reciprocating double-sided blades which give a very neat cut. These stop instantly when the motor is overloaded.
A deflector moves away the hedge clippings as you cut so you can see where you are working but this can be removed if you prefer.
It costs £169 compared with the recommended price of £286 and is delivered free the next working day with a three-year warranty.
Included in the price are a charger and battery and a power belt to hold the battery when you are working and keep the weight down.
And finally a hedgetrimmer from a Japanese company which is frequently used by professionals.
The Tanaka TCH22E-CP2 (78) Petrol Hedgetrimmer has super long 78cm blades powered by a 21.1cc PureFire engine with very low vibration and emission levels and sprung vibration damping mounts.
It also has the company’s special Sound Reduction System to keep the noise down.
The blades are double sided and dual reciprocating, extra sharp to give a neat, clean cut and with a 35mm tooth gap it can tackle established, thicker growth.
The rear handle twists so you can chose the most comfortable position for your task.
It costs £349, £150 off the recommended price and has a five-year warranty with free next working day delivery.
These are just ten of the garden machinery bargains you can find on our site featuring a huge range of different machinery.
You’ll even find snow blowers – well winter is on the way!
Please ring us if you have any queries about any of these items or any other queries you have on machines to make gardening easier.
We’re on 03454 588905.