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We’ve all been there, the grass is getting wrong, but the British weather keeps letting you down. Rain, rain and more rain. The question will have no doubt cross your mind, can I just cut it anyway? Can you cut wet grass? Well, like most things in gardening the answer isn’t a simple yes or no, it more nuanced than that. So please read on to see my thoughts and advice on cutting wet grass.…

If you want perfect stripes, then you need a mower with a rear roller. The roller flattens the grass as you mow, allowing for excellent lines. Your answer to the next question will come down to how serious you are about lawn care. Cylinder or rotary mower? What is a cylinder mower? A cylinder mower operates differently to the mowers most people will be used to. Unless you work professionally in lawn care you will…

Anyone with a lawn needs a lawn mower (obviously!), but for those gardeners with smaller gardens then it isn’t always necessary to go for the biggest and the best mowers on the market. To help you out we have created this specialist buyers guide which is full of helpful advice and guidance to help you pick the best lawn mower for small gardens. If you are looking for the best petrol lawn mowers, in general,…

For most people, keeping your lawn looking healthy could be quite a hassle. These days, this doesn’t have to be the case. Having an electric lawn rake can really help keep everything in working order by removing dead grass and moss. As most people need the grass cut on a semi-regular basis, this is only one piece of the puzzle. If you want the lawn to look healthy it may be worth getting an electric…

A cordless strimmer can be used for garden maintenance such as tidying lawn borders, trimming tall grass, tackling overgrowth, and getting in those hard-to-reach areas where wires would usually hold you back. There are different sizes available to match the size of your garden, making them ideal for anyone who wants to keep their garden looking neat and tidy. They come with a built-in lithium battery which makes them really easy to manoeuvre in comparison…

There’s nothing better than looking out to your back garden and seeing a lawn of fresh, luscious green, healthy grass. However, as most homeowners soon realise, actually achieving this suburban dream can be pretty difficult. Thankfully, there are many products out there that can help you to grow and maintain lush grass. Perhaps the most satisfying option of all is seeding since it delivers excellent results but also requires some work. If you’re a hands-on…

The Best Lawn Scarifier The Einhell cordless is our best lawn scarifier. It uses 2x 18v batteries and has more than enough charge for medium-sized gardens. Please note batteries and charger are an added extra but do work with other tools in the power x series. The handle height can be adjusted using the quick-release levers, and there are also three different working depth settings. You can set up the scarifier just the way you…

There are many different reasons why you may be considering purchasing a petrol lawnmower. One of the main reasons why people go for this option for their gardens or business is because they are not going to be tied to a power supply, which means that they have much greater flexibility. You won’t need to be restricted in terms of having to be near a power port in order to use your lawnmower. This also…

Cutting wet grass is an exercise in patience. For much of the year, your garden is constantly growing regardless of whether conditions favour its maintenance. In a perfect world, grass would grow at a steady pace every day, and there would be set times to cut the grass during which all of the many variables that come into play align perfectly. But we know that’s not how it works. The grass will grow slowly and…

A properly serviced and maintained petrol lawnmower can last a lifetime, making it well worth the investment. But where do you start? A brand new mower is usually fine for the first year or so – depending on usage – without much interference. But after this, at least once a year (ideally at the end of the cutting season) there are a number of things you need to do to keep your mower working at its…

Nothing beats the smell of fresh-cut grass on a summer afternoon, and anyone in-the-know will tell you – a petrol lawnmower is definitely the way to go. They are more powerful than most electric alternatives, aren’t restricted by power cables (and the accidents they cause), and have that nostalgic sound and smell that make mowing the lawn a favourite Sunday afternoon pastime.  But starting a petrol lawnmower is notoriously tricky. So much so, it can put…