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Get your garden ready for summer…

As the weather really starts to heat up, don’t just drag your paddling pool out.

To get the ultimate enjoyment out of your garden it really is worth taking some time to get your garden in shape for the summer months.

Taking care of your lawn

A neatly mown lawn is a joy to behold in an English summer garden, so make sure yours is in tip-top condition. Remember to not mow less than 1cm height off your grass – cutting it too short will give you a far less healthy-looking lawn.

We review two ‘must have’ garden tools from STIHL to get your grass into shape.

FSA 45 CORDLESS GRASS TRIMMER

The FSA 45 grass trimmer / brush cutter is perfect for trimming lawn edges in smaller gardens. It is lightweight, quiet and simple to use, with a built-in Lithium-Ion battery that you plug in and charge, like you would charge a phone.

The LED charge level indicator on the side of the tool shows you how much battery life is left at the touch of a button. The loop handle helps you to guide the trimmer exactly where you need it and is easily adjusted without the need for tools. The shaft is also extendable, whilst the mowing head can be turned on its side, which is particularly useful for vertical edge trimming.

The FSA 45 comes with plastic Polycut blades, which are really quick and easy replace, without having to use any tools. They are extremely efficient and give a precise finish to the lawn. Pre-cut mowing line can also be fitted to the head but it is not included with the FSA 45 and will need to be bought separately. 

Available from > https://shop.stihl.co.uk/products/fsa45-cordless-grass-trimmer

RME 339 Electric Lawn Mower

The STIHL RME 339 electric lawn mower is perfect for small lawns up to 500m2 in size.

With a cutting width of 37cm/14.5″ and a cable length of 17 m, it is lightweight, compact and simple to use. Fitted with an integrated cable strain relief to ensure secure fastening to the mower handle. The central cutting height adjustment can be adjusted in six settings between 20 and 70 mm, enabling you to achieve a perfectly cut lawn.

Featuring a fold-open 40-litre grass catcher box with grass level indicator to make emptying the grass nice and simple. The foldable handlebar offers you even more convenience, allowing you to store the electric lawn mower in a space-saving manner. Carrying handles makes it simple to transport to the storage location.

The machine is equipped with a robust and durable polymer housing. And if you wish to mulch your lawn, you can convert this electric lawn mower into a Multi-mower with the appropriate mulching kit available as an accessory. The RME 339 comes with a 5 year extended domestic warranty (subject to registration and annual servicing).

Available from > https://www.stihl.co.uk/STIHL-Products/Lawn-mowers/Lawn-mowers-for-domestic-use/Electric-lawn-mowers