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Flymo was the inventor and creator of the first ever electric hover mower way back in 1964. Hover mowers took the gardening scene be storm and soon Flymo became the largest supplier of domestic lawn mowers in the UK.

Since then, Flymo has continued to innovate and shape the gardening industry and has released numerous other products including hedge trimmers and electric rakes.

By following its original philosophy of making its products ‘Easier by Design’, Flymo single handily changed the way people look after their gardens forever.


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  • 27/05/2016

    YouGov research reveals over one in three Yorkshire women never mow the lawn

    New research, conducted by YouGov*, has revealed that mowing the lawn really is man’s work after over one in three Yorkshire women admitted that they stay well clear of the lawnmower. 

    The research, commissioned by the UK’s leading lawnmower brand, Flymo revealed that 36% of females, from across Yorkshire and Humberside, who have a lawn, confessed to never mowing it or leaving it up to someone else to do it for them. 

    The lawnmower being hard to manage (27%), the time it takes (25%) and the disposing of the grass cuttings (14%) are amongst the biggest bugbear for Yorkshire women who have a lawn to maintain.

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  • 26/05/2016

    YouGov research reveals almost half of North West women never mow the lawn

    New research, conducted by YouGov*, has revealed that mowing the lawn really is man’s work after almost half of women in the North West admitted that they stay well clear of the lawnmower. 

    The research, commissioned by the UK’s leading lawnmower brand, Flymo revealed that 43% of females, from across the region, who have a lawn, confessed to never mowing it or leaving it up to someone else to do it for them. 

    The time it takes (21%), the lawnmower being hard to manage (12%) and disposing of the grass cuttings (9%) are amongst the biggest bugbears for women in the North West who have a lawn to maintain.

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  • 26/05/2016

    YouGov research reveals over one in five Scots never mow the lawn

    New research, conducted by YouGov*, has revealed that mowing the lawn really is a chore after over one in five people in Scotland admitted that they stay well clear of the lawnmower. 

    The research, commissioned by the UK’s leading lawnmower brand, Flymo revealed that 21% of Scots, who have a lawn, confessed to never mowing it or leaving it up to someone else to do it for them. 

    The time it takes (32%), disposing of the grass cuttings (25%) and the lawnmower being hard to control (14%) are amongst the biggest bugbears for those Scots, with almost a third (29%) revealing they would rather spend more time with their family. 

    Though it seems Scots aren’t completely averse to gardening in general. The research also revealed that over a third (37%), who do mow, admitted that if they didn’t have to mow the lawn they would spend more time on other parts of the garden.

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  • 26/05/2016

    YouGov research reveals almost one-in-three UK women never mow the lawn

    New research, conducted by YouGov*, has revealed that mowing the lawn really is man’s work after almost a third of UK women admitted that they stay well clear of the lawnmower. 

    The research, commissioned by the UK’s leading lawnmower brand, Flymo revealed that 29% of the British female population, who have a lawn, confessed to never mowing it or leaving it up to someone else to do it for them. 

    The research further revealed that although men seem to spend more time perfecting their lawns, after just 12% admitted to never mowing, it seems time is certainly of the essence with over one in three (38%) revealing that they spend less than one hour a week on their grass and of those who do mow, would rather spend more time with their family (24%).

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  • 24/05/2016

    YouGov research reveals over one in five in the North East never mow the lawn

    New research, conducted by YouGov*, has revealed that mowing the lawn really is a chore after one in five of North East folk admitted that they stay well clear of the lawnmower. 

    The research, commissioned by the UK’s leading lawnmower brand, Flymo revealed that 21% of those in the North East, who have a lawn, confessed to never mowing it or leaving it up to someone else to do it for them.

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  • 23/05/2016

    Flymo Product Range 2016

    Since the invention of the ‘Flymo’ hover-mower by Karl Dahlman in the 1960’s – Flymo has worked continuously to improve and perfect its hover lawnmowers whilst expanding its range to all garden essentials. Striving for the best, Flymo has developed and advanced a wide range of outdoor equipment to ensure that your gardening problems are answered and performance is exceptional every time. 

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  • 23/05/2016

    Flymo invest over £850K in first Robotic ad campaign

    UK’s leading lawnmower brand launch 2016 media campaign which will include the Robotic Lawnmower 1200R.

    For the first time ever, Flymo is putting Robotic lawnmowing at the heart of its business with the launch of an integrated TV advertising campaign worth over £850,000. Designed to maintain Flymo as the leading lawnmower brand in the UK as well as growing awareness and boosting sales of the Flymo Robotic lawnmower 1200R.

    The campaign, which is due to launch across the UK in March, aims to increase awareness and boost sales of the innovative robotic mower while educating the UK’s garden lovers of its many benefits.

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  • 23/05/2016

    Flymo’s SabreCut XT Cordless 18V makes hedge cutting safe and simple

    The Flymo SabreCut XT Cordless 18V offers cordless freedom with uncompromising performance.

    Since the invention of the ‘Flymo’ hover-mower by Karl Dahlman in the 1960’s Flymo has worked continuously to improve and perfect its products. Striving for the best, Flymo has developed and advanced a wide range of machines to ensure that gardening is quick and easy and performance is exceptional every time.

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  • 23/05/2016

    The UltraGlide from Flymo

    Flymo’s latest innovation in hover mower technology.

    The Flymo UltraGlide is the single most advanced hover from Flymo. Its launch in 2014 raised the bar for hover mowing by combining the benefits of hover mowing with other attributes normally associated with wheeled mowers such as cutting close up to and over edges. Ease of use underpins the Flymo way of thinking and by combining simplicity with technological advancements Flymo created a machine that is both easy to use and leading the field with its technology.

    The UltraGlide features an advanced new DuoTech system designed to create the ultimate vacuum collection. DuoTech provides the UltraGlide with a powerful vacuum that lifts and straightens uncut grass. It is neatly cut and propelled off the tip of the blade up the chute into the large 30 litre grass box. This hover mower can cut and collect in any direction whilst cutting over edges and up to fences, giving a better finish and making mowing quicker and easier than ever before.

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  • 23/05/2016

    The History of Flymo

    The invention of the ‘Flymo’ hover-mower by Karl Dahlman came in 1964 based on concept similar to that which a hovercraft used. Dahlman designed a slick, lightweight lawn mower that glided on a cushion of air which proved to be revolutionary within the industry. Since then Flymo has come a long way, now producing high tech hover mowers and robotic lawnmowers alongside many other products.

    In a time when lawn mowing was very basic, Dahlman’s revolutionary thinking proved a game changer as he understood exactly what gardeners wanted; a lightweight easy to use lawn mower, that hovers on a cushion of air, cutting under bushes and in difficult areas with ease. Not long after Flymo was formed (1965), the very first electric hover mower glided out of the factory in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, England.

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