Spring is finally upon us, meaning it’s time to get out in the yard and have a tidy up; so your garden will look incredible coming into the summer months... But don’t worry you needn’t shed a single drop of sweat to make this happen!
With over 60 years in the power equipment industry, Honda knows a thing or two about preparing for the season ahead and with a range of premium 4-Stroke products available as part of Honda’s ‘Spring Sale’, there’s never been a better time to get a Honda and get outside into the sunshine!
It is recommended to service your lawn and garden equipment regularly! The last thing you want is to be half-way through the front yard when your tools kick the bucket. Buying a high-quality, reliable machine is a great start (especially compared to some of the cheap stuff), and regular maintenance could save you time when you can least afford it; whether it’s a quick check of the carburettor or picking up a spare air filter, your future self will thank you if you prepare in advance. Of course, if your lawn & garden equipment is due for a proper service, make sure you call your local Honda dealer to book it in. Scheduled services can often be done while you wait, and there’s no greater toy shop for a fully-grown man to hang out in than your local power equipment dealer.
Check that you’ve got good-quality protective gear before you head outside; from the basics like sunscreen, a good hat and sturdy footwear, to comfortable gloves, earmuffs and eye protection. The world’s best selling 4-Stroke brushcutter; the UMS425 Bent Shaft comes with free safety goggles and is attracting quite considerable attention at just $319, with a generous saving of $80.
The best project managers know how much they can do themselves, and how much should be delegated to their team. Get the kids out from in front of their iPads and put them to work. Weeding garden beds is a great task for small hands, and their young backs are resilient to whatever odd jobs you can give them. They might hate you for it now, but in time hopefully they’ll come to forgive you for teaching them the benefit of hard work and a job well done. Otherwise, you can always bribe them with pocket money...
Plan the assault on your yard carefully, and as a general guide, work from top to bottom. Tree branches and tall hedges should be the first to trimmed (watch your eyes!), before taking to taller plants and moving onto the flowerbeds. Get those perfect edges or into tricky places with a brushcutter. Honda is cutting prices on; the UMK425 Loop Handle brushcutter now
$549, save $50; the UMK425 Bike Handle brushcutter now $659, save $70; the UMK435 Loop Handle brushcutter now $719, save $40 and the HHH25D Hedgecutter now $799, save $50. Meaning that it’s super affordable to invest in some quality machinery to get a perfectly manicured garden.
When mowing, only trim one-third of the total height of the grass; you don’t want to end up with a dead-looking lawn that will take months to grow back. Using the mulching option on your lawnmower will help the health of your lawn.
By redistributing the clippings back into your lawn, rather than directing them into a catcher bag, you’re providing it with a natural fertiliser. Mulching also helps retain moisture in the soil, reducing the need to water your lawn. Of course, catching your clippings has its advantages too; when added to your compost pile, microbes and other organisms found in dirt break down the organic matter, enriching your soil and helping the environment.
Finish the job to perfection with the HHB25 Blower to clear your paths, patios and outdoor areas of grass trimmings, and debris; giving your back yard that magazine photo finish. With a saving of $60 there has never been a better time to invest in a HHB25 Blower for a low $499.
Once the lawn & garden is done, the tools are packed away and the kids are back on their iPads, grab a cold one out of the fridge and enjoy the long, sunny afternoons ahead.
All Honda products come standard with an industry leading 4 year domestic warranty, and 400+ authorised dealers across the country, why wouldn’t you get in on Honda’s Spring Sale running until the 31 December, 2015, or while stocks last.
To view Honda’s entire Spring Sale as well as price reductions across selected hand held products visit: powerequipment.honda.com.au
*Savings based on RRP. Offer ends 31/12/15 or while stocks last.