I shall be shortly turfing a small (5m x 5m) area of our garden and am cons
idering options regarding the most appropriate mower to buy.
I'm not bothered by stripes; I more just want a decent cut from a mower tha
t is easy to use. This latter requirement will presumably be significantly
impacted by the small area as there will be plenty of turning involved!
Can anyone offer any advice? I've been considering a Flymo Easi Glide 300:
However that was when I assumed that a hover mower could be used side-to-si
de, however Flymo say you should still mow in the 'conventional' forward/st
raight motion so whilst it might be a bit easier than a conventional cylind
er/rotary mower it is still perhaps not ideal. Also, I do wonder about the
effectiveness of grass collection given the nature of operation.
My other consideration was for a hand mower such as the Al-Ko 38HM:
Given the significantly simpler design/build, yet the same approximate pric
e (~£85), I'm wondering if I'm getting a higher quality product in terms
of performance? I've never used a hand mower before, and indeed have scoffe
d at what I assumed were compromises of design in every respect, but I can'
t help but feel that their continued availability must say something..?
Any comments or suggestions?