Trim and proper at the right price...
Buying a lawnmower
Whether it's a small patch of grass or a huge meadow-like lawn, keeping it trimmed during summer is important to show off your garden. Costs can run away as quickly as your lawnmower if you're not careful, but they essentially fall into three categories - push, electric and petrol. Get advice before buying, and measure your garden first.
Black & Decker 1800w (pictured right, €179.99, littlewoods.ie), Flymo Hover280 (€74.49, Argos). The Bosch Rotak 36 is for bigger lawns (€184.99, Woodies).
Argos has a Spear & Jackson 125 cc motor for €245.49, and the McCulloch 150cc at €379.99. Woodies sells Pro-Lawn 163cc reduced from €499.99 to €399.99, while handyhardware.ie has the Einhell 46cc, a top German brand, from €339.99.
Bosch for €74.99 (Woodies) but for a similar price, a small Flymo Venturer electric mower €69.99, (down from €129.99 at the moment, argos.ie) is easier on the arms.