Choosing the right lawnmower can be a very tricky process. There is a seemingly endless range of different machines on the market today with varied features, power outputs, shapes and sizes. Choosing the wrong machine can mean giving yourself more work than is necessary but getting it right can make cutting your grass a doddle.
Looking to buy a new gardening tool? Then you are in the right place. Flymo has a range of buying guides to help you find the best tool for the job, with all the options explained without the fuss and jargon of other guides.
Replacing your lawnmower is never an easy decision. Often you would have had your current lawnmower for many years and it has been a reliable accomplice in your quests for neatly cut lines across your lawn. If, however, your mower suddenly stops working the decision whether to repair it or replace it altogether isn’t very clear-cut (pun intended).
Cordless battery hedge trimmers have considerable benefits over their petrol or corded counterparts. Unlike a petrol hedge trimmer, battery hedge trimmer models are quieter and lighter – making them easy to use and manoeuvre. A cordless hedge trimmer means you can easily reach every hedge of your garden, no matter the size. There are no snagging cords or extension leads. Significant improvements in technology mean that battery life and power is more comparable than ever to traditional petrol or corded trimmers.
By their very nature, lawn mowers move the ground and can throw stones and small objects back at you. Ensure you wear long trousers to protect your legs and other protective equipment, like gloves. For extremely loud lawn mowers you should consider wearing ear plugs, or protective hearing aids to protect your ears.
In early autumn a leaf blower becomes a gardener’s best friend providing a simple and effective way of moving and collecting fallen leaves and garden debris, such as grass cuttings, when the colder weather sets in. Understanding how they work is the first step to getting the most of them this autumn.
One of the major drawbacks with petrol engines is the number of components. From spark plugs and carburetors to yearly oil changes there can be a lot to maintain. With a battery powered mower there are fewer moving parts so maintenance time is reduced.
The size and shape of your garden are probably the most important aspects in determining the correct lawnmower for you to purchase. The type of lawnmower is generally down to personal preference as cylinder, rotary and hover mowers are all up to the job.
There are many different types of lawnmower available to purchase, each with their own merits, and you can traditionally break lawnmowers down into four main categories.
If you want to add stripes to your lawn then, the choice is simple. You should buy a wheeled rotary lawnmower with a rear roller like those found in the Flymo Chevron range. A rear roller adds stripes to the lawn by flattening the grass as you cut. Simply put, a rear roller acts as a weight on the back of your lawnmower which is used to flatten the grass. Hover mowers by their very nature cannot have a roller as the weight of the roller would prevent the lawnmower from hovering on the cushion of air that they generate and require to cut the grass. It’s worth noting that if you want stripes added to you lawn, you will need to leave the grass slightly longer so that you can bend and flatten the grass to create the darker patches of grass.
When confronted with a hill you need the right equipment. If you don’t have the correct lawn mower, what could be a simple task just gets more difficult, so selecting the right machine is important.