Hints & Tips
Season of mists, maybe, but it is also the season of a huge amount of work in the garden.
Lawns are lush, hedges still sprouting, leaves are a-tumbling and have I cut enough wood for winter? Better check.
These warm September day are just right for getting out in the garden and getting things shipshape for the frosts and snow just around the corner and here are ten top tools for the autumn garden which we have chosen from our pages and which could be just the job for saving strenuous chores.
The hidden corners which every garden has are still growing with nettles and brambles and thick clumps of weeds and now is the time to cut them down so they re-grow even more vigorously come next Spring.
The Mitox 33L Petrol Brushcutter has plenty of power with a 32.6cc engine and a solid drive shaft and yet is a very good price.
A loop handle means you can cut in restricted places like behind the garage and it has a shoulder harness and low vibration levels to make it comfortable to use.
It also has a strimming head for lawn edges with a bump feed head to make it easy to feed out more line as well as a cutting head with three mean teeth.
At just £99 it is a real bargain, over £100 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty. We deliver it FREE the next working day wit FREE oil.
Previous customer reviews are.
This hedgetrimmer is from a Japanese company with a reputation for designing and building excellent garden machinery.
The Tanaka TCH22E-BP2 (62) Petrol Hedgetrimmer has a 21.1cc PureFire engine mean on both fuel and emissions and with a very effective silencer. And it is easy to start.
At the business end there are a pair of double-reciprocating 62cm double sided-blades with a wide tooth gap so you can cut through really thick hedge growth.
The handle at the back twists through 180 degrees making it easy to reach difficult bits as well and for left-handers to use.
It costs £249, £100 less than the recommended price and it has a five-year warranty. We deliver it FREE the next working day with a FREE bottle of oil thrown in. You can see reviews here.
If you want a lawn the envy of your neighbours you need to scarify regularly and this machine has been a best seller for some years.
Great value for money, the Einhell GC-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier is from a leading German garden machinery company and is suitable for lawns up to 1000m2 or thereabouts.
Once the dead grass and weeds and moss have been teased out nutrients and moisture can get through to the roots more easily and the lawn can breathe more easily.
A huge amount of debris will emerge of you’ve not scarified for some time, so for the first time of use leave the catcher off and rake up the debris. The machine has a 118cc engine to turn 18 steel blades and a working width of 40cm.
Large wheels make it easy to turn and the handlebar folds down when you put it away.
It costs £279.95, £220 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty with free next working day delivery.
“Exellent Product for the Price”, said a recent customer, “I am very, very pleased with this machine.” said another. Next, a terrific value lawnmower, exclusive to MowDirect and new for this year.
The MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has a 123cc engine lets you collect the clippings, much them or discharge at the back giving it great versatility.
It has five cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm and large rear wheels for easy manoeuvrability.
The grass box can take 40 litres of cuttings and the steel cutting deck gives it considerable rigidity.
When youv’e finished, just attach a garden hose to the washport to clean it out -this makes it less liable to corrosion.
At £169 it is great value and £80 off the recommended price. Delivery is FREE the next working day and FREE oil is included.
“Great little machine for the price” is a recent comment.
Here’s another great bargain, an electric start mower for under £300.
The Lawnflite 21 SPW-ES 4-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower with Electric Start has a 173cc Lawnflite engine which fires up at the turn of a key – no tugging on a starter rope.
Made for medium to large-sized lawns with a 52.5cm cutting width it lets you discharge cut grass to the back and side as well as mulching it or collecting in the 60-litre grass box which has an indicator to show when it is full.
There are eight cutting heights from 25mm to 65mm and a throttle so you can adjust the revs according to the type of grass you are cutting.
The recommended price is £499 but we have knocked a whopping £200 off that and are selling it for just £299 and that’s with a two-year warranty, FRE delivery the next working day and a bottle of FREE oil.
“Initial impressions are that it’s an excellent mower, well made and powerful. Good value as well. Very pleased so far.” That from a recent customer.
And if it’s autumn that means falling leaves and here’s an exclusive machine to make clearing them up a breeze.
The Redback E435CQ-2Ah Cordless Leaf-Blower relies on the latest lithium-ion battery technology for power, so no smelly petrol engines and much less noise.
The 40V battery has a run time of 50 minutes and can be re-charged in double quick time.
It gives great blast of air to blow fallen leaves and other debris into a pile for easy collection â€“ remember than composted leaves make wonderful leaf mould when rotted down.
There are four speed controls and a reliability brushless motor which is much quieter than petrol ones.
Without the battery it weighs only 2.5kg – the battery is held it a belt worn around the waist.
The package includes the leaf blower, battery, charger and power belt and costs only £149, the recommended price is £306, a big saving.
It has a three-year warranty and free next working day delivery and remember that the battery fits other equipment in the Redback range so you only need to buy the tool in future.
Lawnflite LS38 38 Tow-Behind Leaf Sweeper is a great piece of kit if you have a larger lawn and need to clear up the leaves from overhanging trees.
It is easily attached to a lawn tractor and has working width of 95.5cm and has 25.5cm brushes which work very efficiently so you will not have to make a second pass to pick up the missed leaves.
The collector at the back holds 340 litres and can be emptied by the driver without dismounting thanks to a handy lever.
It costs £249, has a two-year warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
Think of garden machinery and the name Mountfield comes to mind.
The Mountfield 1538H Lawn Tractor is a terrific machine which has its uses all year long, not just cutting grass in the summer.
Powered by the maker’s own 542cc engine it has a large fuel tank and hydrostatic transmission for exact speed control. The turning radius is just 140cm.
Cut grass is collected in a 240-litre box which beeps when it needs emptying and it has a wash port to make it easy to clean the cutting deck at the end of the day.
It also has a front bumper, high-backed seat and twin headlights.
The recommended price is £2199 but we have it for sale for £1999 with a five-year warranty and, a SPECIAL OFFER – FREE Premium Delivery the next working day in England and Wales, or even on Saturday, of you order by 3pm.
Normal delivery is FREE within two to three working days.
Now a couple of chainsaws, the first from an Italian company which is one of the leading makers of garden machinery in Europe.
The Oleo-Mac GS-350 Pro Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter-Pack is ideal for small-scale felling, lopping and sawing up firewood for the winter.
It has a powerful 38.9cc engine and a 35cm guide bar will enable you to cut up quite large branches and it has instructions printed on the body of the machine.
It has automatic chain lubrication and transparent oil and fuel tanks and is fitted with an extensive anti-vibration system and weighs 4.4kg.
There are also very useful accessories with this chainsaw, protective gloves, safety helmet with visor and ear defenders plus 100ml of two-stroke oil, a litre of chain oil and a fuel mixing bottle, all included in the price of Â£195, Â£90 off the recommended piece.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a five-year warranty.
And finally back to Redback for a powerful chainsaw driven by a lithium-ion battery
The Redback E216CQ-6Ah Cordless Chainsaw has a 40V battery from a leading Japanese supplier and has a 40cm guide bar and automatic chain lubrication with the chain and bar from world leading suppliers Oregon.
And it weighs just 4.8kg.
It is supplied with a 6Ah battery, charger and a power belt and the whole package costs just £249, a huge saving on the recommended price of £536.
There is also a three-year warranty, FREE oil and FREE delivery the next working day.
There are just ten products which will make your life easier in the garden as autumn sets in but for more bargains have a look at our special September deals which contain some great machinery.
And remember you can give us a ring for any advice on garden machinery on 03454 588905, we’ve years of experience on the subject and are here to help.
“Excellent advice” T. PALMER