3 Great Garden Tractors for Summer 2018

Thinking of thinking outside the box? We did! And we found 3 great garden tractors from not-so-well-known brands… Hello and welcome back to our blog after a bit of a break! As always we are super busy here at Just Lawnmowers, but today I put “write blog” on the top of my (never ending) list! If you’ve experienced a pretty miserable and wet start to the year (join the club!) you might be feeling as cheerful as we are, now that we’ve had a bit of sunshine and dry weather, with a good forecast to encourage us to get on with some planning in the garden. I think it might be a bumper year for fruit and vegetables this year, judging by the wonderful blossom that has started to come out in my garden. Everything looks super healthy and this is most likely to be because of all the rain. (See it’s not just ducks that like a bit of rain, us gardeners do too!). Garden machinery is flying off the shelves here at Just Lawnmowers, and this year our garden tractors are more popular than ever before. This could be due to people doing their own gardens instead of…

5 Side-Discharge / Mulching Garden Tractors for Summer 2017

Well it looks like Summer is in full swing so if you can drag yourselves away from your Pimms on the lawn or that obligatory game of croquet with the in-laws then we want to tell you why your lawn could benefit from buying a side discharge garden tractor. Some ride-on mowers collect the grass clippings, while others mulch them back into the lawn. Lawn tractors with side discharge decks are ideal for longer grass in wilder areas such as overgrown gardens, orchards or meadows. The deck discharges to one side of the ride-on (see image right) and handles damp or wet grass very well. When you hear mulching you might think of unsightly lumps of grass cuttings left on your lawn to rot down, but that is not the case at all. These mulching garden tractors cut up the grass clippings so finely and neatly you will hardly notice them at all. And you will be improving your soil as it decomposes, and returns vital nutrients back into your lawn. You can also work quicker as you don’t have to stop to empty the grass collector. Over the course of the cutting season you will see a marked improvement…

5 Top Quality Low Priced Rear Collecting Garden Tractors For 2017

If you are in the market for a new lawn tractor and have decided that you will collect the grass clippings, then a rear collecting garden tractor is the way to go. These tractors will collect up the grass clippings into a collection bag as you mow, which you then empty, either by a lever, button or by physically taking the bag off and emptying it. In some cases you will want to mulch the clippings as this provides vital nutrients back to your grass. Built with collection as standard, our rear collect lawn tractor line-up consists of machines from top-brand manufacturers such as Honda, Mountfield, Efco, Stiga, Lawnflite and more – all featuring smart design and ergonomics and with a choice of cutting widths, engines and transmission types. If you’ve read our previous blog you should have all the knowledge you need to make the best decision when it comes to purchasing your brand new garden tractor. It’s always a good idea to compare different products and make sure you are buying something that will do what you need it to. Remember we are always on hand to offer advice before you buy. To make things a little easier…

What do I need to know before I buy a garden tractor?

Garden tractors are now more popular than ever, and that could be because they are now more affordable than ever before or it could be because the latest designs means they are suitable for more compact gardens. Once you’ve used a garden tractor you will never want to return to your trusty lawnmower. Easier to operate and more efficient in every way – they really do put the fun back into gardening! However, like with all garden machinery it needs to do its job and be the best option for you. So what do you need to consider before buying a garden tractor? Read our handy guide for help, tips and advice. Don’t get too big for your boots! Or rather, select a garden tractor that suits the size of your garden. If you have a large open plan garden then go for something with a wide cutting width, but if you have a garden with tight spaces or obstacles to mow round, consider something with a smaller cutting width. Remember if you have small spaces/gates to navigate around or through – it is best to measure them before you select your garden tractor just to be on the safe…

Top ten budget lawn mowers for Summer 2017
Buyers Guides , Lawn Mowers / 26th June 2017

Well the hot weather has not lasted in our part of the country, but today the sun is out and the birds are singing so we can’t or rather shouldn’t complain much. Here in Norfolk we are gearing up for the show of the year, that is, The Royal Norfolk Show, where everything that is good about this pocket of the countryside comes together in a very splendid, typically British way. We can enjoy what is essentially a trade show with some frilly bits on the side, like Norfolk Gin, (will there be free tasting I wonder?) independent bakers and caterers. Not forgetting of course all things agricultural. If you are regulars to our blog you will know that this year we have been too busy to even think about taking part in or indeed visiting the Royal Norfolk Show and will have to amuse ourselves by reading about the fun and frivolities in our local rag the “EDP”. Being busy is good of course and this particular blog serves to remind us that good business isn’t always about those big flashy products, because here at Just Lawnmowers of course we also sell a fantastic range of budget lawnmowers. And…

Lawnmowers – Hot deals & best selling mowers summer 2017
Buyers Guides , Lawn Mowers / 15th June 2017

Hello and welcome back to our Just Lawnmowers blog – sorry for the break but we’ve been so busy this year – and perhaps we can put some of that extra ‘busy-ness’ down to the fantastic weather we are having here on the North Norfolk coast! And of course, without blowing our own trumpets – some of it down to our excellent range of popular and high quality lawn mowers and garden machinery. Going back to the weather though, it seems we have more to come with weekend highs expected to exceed 23 degrees. Before we head to the beach, with our deck chairs under our arms and our hankies on our heads, let us tell you about something remarkable that has happened here in 2017. Our sales team here have been extra busy selling mighty volumes of five particular lawnmowers! We thought it only fair to promote them here, just in case you were looking for a lawn mower, and as I am sure you are already aware there is just so much choice and advice floating around on the internet. So, who can you trust? Where do you start? Here’s a clue – start, and finish here! Here…

2 Cobra Petrol Multi-Tools

The end of January gives us slightly longer days, more growth in our garden and some exceedingly frosty mornings! Depending on whereabouts in the country you are, you may well have experienced some of those lovely crisp winter days, where there is a nip in the air but the sky is bright blue – reminiscent of those captivating summer days that every British gardener yearns for. If you’re anything like me, on those bright winter days I am just itching to do something in the garden. So please don’t spend all of January and February dreaming of spring or summer – get wrapped up and get out there in your garden. As any diligent gardener knows there is a lot of work to be done to get your garden ready for spring. I like to get out in the garden on those fresh sunny days, check all my ties and protections are still ok after any bad weather, and also top up any bird food and water. Coconuts are cheap at this time of time of year, and are an ideal food for many species of birds. Remember to wash it out of any residual milk – this will ensure…

Why Buy a Honda 4-Stroke Hedge Trimmer?
Buyers Guides , Hedge Trimmers / 11th January 2017

January can be all kinds of things, freezing cold, wet, frosty, snowy, windy, mild, sunny. But one thing you can be sure of – there won’t be much you can do for your garden during this month. It is of course a great time to be making repairs to your outbuildings, cleaning out your green houses and tying things back to neaten up the appearance of your garden, but hey you did that in the run up to Christmas, right? If you are on top of your jobs now is a good time for reflection. Take time to make your plans for Spring, what are you going to plant, and where? What grew well last year and which plants didn’t really take? There is an abundance of information on the internet, and while we are not here to plug any particular site, it’s always advisable to seek information from well regarded websites such as *ahem* the Royal Horticultural Society or well known gardeners. The Kew gardens website has loads of ideas as well. If you’re stuck for inspiration, a trip to your local garden centre or nursery should do the trick! Tidying up your garden is a bit like giving…

Top Chainsaws – Petrol, Electric or Battery?

Firstly, on behalf of all the staff here at Just Lawnmowers we would like to wish our customers new and old a Very Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Here’s to 2017! So it might be January and your garden may look windswept and dried up, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any jobs to do in the garden. Sorry about that! We suppose you could put them off for a bit to do something a bit more fun, and what could be more fun than investing in a powerful chainsaw this festive period? Of course if you are planning on chainsawing some wood this Winter then it would be wise to invest in a saw horse. Here at Just Lawnmowers we have several to suit your pocket. Choose from a budget one such as the “The Handy Budget Saw Horse” priced at just £19.99 inc VAT or the “Stihl Metal Sawhorse” priced at just £80.00 inc VAT. Nothing says Winter like a roaring fire, and a roaring fire needs feeding with wood. (We like to keep all the offcuts in a basket and when friends drop by we light the outside woodburner, the wife makes some mulled cider and…

5 Top Petrol Blowers for Autumn 2016
Blowers & Collectors , Buyers Guides , Product News / 26th September 2016

Can it really be that we have just had our first day of Autumn? Some of you avid gardeners out there may be dreading the onslaught of wet and windy weather conditions. Coupled with the endless dropping of leaves in your lovely post-summer, neat and tidy garden. You are probably already wondering how you can combat this, and keep your garden in great condition. Here at Just Lawnmowers we believe each season brings pros and cons for the discerning gardener. With Autumn officially upon on us, how can we ensure that we maintain our gardens and keep them looking nice? After all we’ve worked hard through each season, and tackled extreme weather conditions and still managed a healthy, great looking garden. With Autumn comes the backlash of leaves. Even if you don’t have a tree in sight, you will still see your garden littered with leaves and other garden debris. Here at Just Lawnmowers we like to think we have all the answers to your problems, however big or small. So whether you have a small garden and a tiny budget or lots of land and very deep pockets, read on for our top 5 petrol blowers. Whichever one takes…