Staying in control of your yard
QUEENSLAND’S wet season may now be over but lawns across the state are still feeling the effects of the recent rain, with grass growing thick and fast.
For home owners keen to care for their gardens in this time of rapid growth, Weekend Shopper includes a section on Mowers and Trimmers where people can buy hedge trimmers, whipper snippers, leaf blowers, and all kinds of mowers.
Lawn mower businesses are also busier than ever with Ash Ward of The Mower Place explaining the store’s workshop was booked out for the next three weeks.
“While it’s important for people to service their lawn mowers and garden care machinery every year, it’s probably best if they do this during winter so these items are then ready for the summer wet season,’’ he said.
Mr Ward said during summer, lawns should be mown every week.
“We also recommend people stay safe while mowing and wear a solid pair of shoes and slip, slop, slap in hot weather,” he said.
“Some people like to wear ear muffs as well and if people are using a whipper snipper, they should wear safety glasses.”
Mr Ward said while it was important for people to consider the size of their lawn and their budget when buying a mower, it was a good idea to consider a mower’s environmental impact as well.
“There used to be plenty of twostroke and four-stroke mowers around, but two-stroke mowers have gone out of favour because of their carbon emissions,” he said.
“Four-stroke mowers are now more popular as they require no fuel mixing and can operate on unleaded fuel.
“They are also easier to start.”