Disclaimer: This is a paid partnership with Flymo
Spring! Hey, spring! Where are you hiding?! Every year it’s the same isn’t it? Every year we have those balmy late February/early March days and think that’s it. Spring has sprung and sunshine will see us all the way through until October. Alas, it was not to be this weekend which dulled my sparkle a little because I had a new garden toy to unveil courtesy of Flymo and instead of getting to grips with it in my shorts and t-shirt, it was very much wellies and raincoat.
You may be wondering why I bothered given the decidedly dank conditions yesterday, but April 7th is this year’s official #FirstCutSunday, aka the day when us Brits realise we can no longer leave our winter gardens unmaintained and it’s high time to get the lawnmowers out. To help us out in tackling our mad lawn, Flymo very kindly provided us with the Flymo Mighty-Mo 300 Li + Mighty-Trim Li – Cordless Lawn Mower and Grass Trimmer Pack. Got that? Good! You’ll be tested at the end.
Now, for complete transparency I should disclose two things. One, I can’t honestly pretend I know the first thing about lawnmowing. I’m ashamed to say that whilst I paint rooms and complete kitchen renovations with the best of them, Pete is the household lawnmower. I’m pretty sure it’s because he doesn’t want me deviating from his nice neat lines and knows that me and a lawnmower would equal freestyle chaos. The other is that this wasn’t technically our very first cut of the year, which he actually did two weeks ago. There are good reasons for this – we have a pretty big garden, most of which is lawn. When it’s not been mowed for 6 months, it needs a scythe never mind a lawnmower. Plus our garden is uphill and very uneven ground so mowing is no mean feat.
However, here we were two weeks later and it may as well have been our #FirstCutSunday because the grass had grown a fair bit and it’s just a very challenging space. The Flymo Mighty-Mo says on the box it can cut the size of a tennis court on one battery charge, but call me a cynic I was unconvinced. However, if anyone could put it to the test it’s us. It’s all very well trying out a cordless lawnmower on a small, flat surface but is that really a proper test?
Thankfully Mr D was on hand to put it together whilst I erm, cleared up the necessary from the lawn (thanks Maddie!) and also because as I’m pretty much bed-ridden at the moment following simple instructions is pretty exhausting. In no more than 10 minutes it was all assembled and ready to go. The Flymo Mighty-Mo has a 30cm wide mowing width and 5 different height settings ranging from 25mm to 65mm which are easily adjusted with a lever on the left-hand side. A detachable grass collector which slots into the back makes it easy to pick up all the loose grass cuttings and pop them straight into the garden waste. The battery comes with a plug in charging pack which you can either use indoors or in a shed/garden and we just popped it on the night before so it was all ready to go. A lockable key system keeps it nice and safe whilst it’s in place.
Once the Flymo Mighti-Mo was assembled we were both a little dubious. It looked so dinky when faced with our monstrous garden. But I carried it up the steps (there is a central carry handle making it super easy to manoeuvre and it’s incredibly light) before powering it up and off we went. Now, I have to say that I only managed one uphill strip before Pete had to take over, I’m just not well enough to mow the lawn at the moment. It was SO easy though, I didn’t feel like it was a struggle to move despite the very bumpy nature of our lawn.
I went inside to rest but not before doing a few InstaStories of Pete mowing and he had literally done the entire 100ft lawn inside 20 minutes. We were both pretty amazed to be fair. The grass collector only needed emptying around 3-4 times and the bottom of the mower didn’t need de-clogging once in the whole mow despite the lawn being very wet and quite claggy. But most importantly, that good old battery was still going strong and it genuinely didn’t need a re-charge.
I really really hope that my genuine enthusiasm for this fabulous little machine comes across. It’s really going to make our lives so much easier. Granted, I think maybe once a month the lawn may need a bit of a heavy-duty going over with our larger machine but this basically means that I can just grab the cordless mower from the garage of a sunny afternoon and save Pete a job and just keep right on top of it with quick weekly mows. Pete was probably even more impressed than me – he’s the kind of person that researches for 6 months before we buy any kind of appliance and is very hard to please. But he couldn’t believe he’d cut the whole lawn in the time it would normally have taken him just to set the other one up. No cables, no fuss, no faff.
Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to test the trimmer because the heavens opened just as he finished the lawn and the trimmer specifically says not to use in wet weather. We’ll be back to try that in due course and If it’s anywhere near as good as the mower then we’re really winning! To see some of our videos in action, you can find them in my Instagram highlights under ‘Flymo’. The dual pack of mower and trimmer is available online from Amazon retailing at £309.99 and from what I’ve seen so far is a very worth investment.
Disclaimer: This is a paid partnership with Flymo who kindly provided the mower and trimmer. As always, I only work with brands which relate to my blog and social media content and I hope you’ll really enjoy learning about them too.