Questions related to Garden Tools

  • What is a mulching mower?

    A mulching mower is a type of mower which recycles grass clippings by cutting them up finely and distributing them on the grass. The cuttings will feed the soil as they decompose.

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  • Are petrol lawnmowers more complicated to look after than electric ones?

    Petrol lawnmower maintenance is not too difficult. However, be sure to read up on how to clean air filters and check spark plugs and oil.

  • Which type of lawnmower is best for creating stripes?

    If you want to create stripes on your lawn, you should purchase a rotary lawnmower with a roller on the back.

  • Are petrol lawnmowers noisy?

    Petrol lawnmowers are definitely noisier than electric lawnmowers. However, many have fixed speeds as opposed to a throttle which prevents over-revving.

  • What is a rotary lawnmower?

    This is the most popular type of lawnmower and features a very fast moving blade. These lawnmowers are usually mains-powered but they are also available in petrol and rechargeable models.

  • What are cylinder lawnmowers?

    Cylinder lawnmowers feature several moving blades which work like scissors to cut the grass. This style of lawnmower is available in electric, petrol and hand-pushed models. While these lawnmowers are good for a close cut, they are not very good at cuttin

  • Which type of mower is best for a small lawn?

    A small electric lawnmower (less than 34cm wide) or a hand cylinder mower will be perfect.

  • What is a hover mower?

    A hover mower is quite similar in design to a rotary lawnmower. However, the principal difference is that they move on an air cushion as opposed to wheels. This makes them easy to push. In addition, they do not have grass collectors.

  • Which type of lawnmower is best for large gardens?

    Petrol lawnmowers are the most practical option for large gardens as they are cordless.

  • What is a lawnmower grass box?

    A grass box is a container that catches grass clippings when you are mowing. While most lawnmowers come with a grass box, hand cylinder models often require you to buy a grass box separately.