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…

3 New Garden Machines for 2017

Well 2016 was quite a year, we “quietly” introduced you to Lithium-Ion battery technology and we expertly guided you through the myriad of different lawn mowers and various other types of garden machinery. We gave you our expert opinions on battery, petrol and electric. We even launched a new website “cordlesspower.co.uk” which has just gone from strength to strength. We may only be at the beginning of 2017 but we haven’t been resting on our laurels, no sir! We don’t hang around here at Just Lawnmowers, and we’ve already got some super new products for you, and we thought our blog was the best way to give you the lowdown. Of course you can always go straight to our website, or simply read on for a more in-depth impartial view. We’ve got many new products but we thought we’d pick 3 of our favourites. 1. Lawnflite Smart L MINI RIDER 60SDE Ride-On Lawn Mower £1199 inc VAT and free delivery We chose this because it is the ideal step up from a walk behind mower. It is currently our cheapest ride on lawn mower. If you currently use a walk behind mower and are finding it all a bit of…

Grass and Lawn Care In April

If the month of April lives up to her reputation, then the recent showers across the country will be here to stay. Great news for your grass, but perhaps a bit more work for you! This is a great time to put some seed down if your lawn is looking a bit weathered. Over seeding can help recover those bald patches, especially under trees or in front of those football goals! If you are worried about a difference in colour when the new growth comes through it might be worth considering seeding the whole lawn to get that perfect match. However in most cases the colour difference is not noticeable. As you have probably noticed your lawn doesn’t do a lot of growing over the colder months, but a bit of sunshine and some April showers can soon change that in the blink of an eye. Regular maintenance can make all the difference to the health of your lawn and just below we have made a concise list of those little jobs that can help you achieve lawn perfection! 1. Mowing – You might think this is obvious of course, and how often you mow depends on the time of year,…

Five Tractors We Recommend This Season

If you’re sick and tired of working up a sweat pushing your lawn mower around your garden, emptying grass boxes every few meters, and loosing those precious hours on your days off, then keep reading! We’ve chosen our top five tractors we recommend this season for first time owners and those who already have a garden tractor but fancy an upgrade, or just something different. Tractors can come in all different shapes and sizes but they all leave your lawn looking pristine and desirable. Not only that but if you’re sporting a relatively large lawn, then a garden tractor is going to save you loads of time that you could be making much better use with. Husqvarna TC130 Garden Tractor This machine is incredibly popular this season and is the ideal choice for home-owners with small to mid sized lawns. It’s compact, efficient and packed full of top of the range features. Pedal-operated hydrostatic transmission Lever-mounted cutting height adjustment Easy to manoeuvre Water hose connection Choke-less start Headlights Husqvarna Series Engine Full collector indicator Battery indicator with charger connection Pivoting front axle Air Induction A Bio-Clip can even be fitted to this machine to mulch any clippings. Click here for…

Showcasing Agri-Fab Garden Tractor Accessories (Part 4, Remaining Accessories)

This is the final instalment from our blog series regarding the incredible range of tow-behind garden tractor accessories from Agri-Fab. Agri-Fab have so many exciting products which will turn your garden into the masterpiece that you’ve always dreamed of. This post talks about the remaining Agri-Fab products, including rollers, sweepers, chemical sprayers, mowers, and the master platform.