New lawn equipment help

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    How5er Apprentice Gardener

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    Morning all,

    I have a uneven and conjested garden, I actually have 4 small areas, I've got sick of my flymo and elec strimmers so looking to upgrade, I am considering just a petrol strimmer due to complex areas, ill try and attach some pics for an idea.

    I have a few strimmers im looking at, Progen 52cc as recommended on lawnmower hut or are the cordless battery ones good enough??

    Advice is much appreciated
     
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    I have a (fairly large) Petrol strimmer, and a (much smaller) Battery model. The battery one (Bosch) has wheels on the back which makes it easy to use to run along edges / under edge of hedge etc. a bit like using a Hoover.

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    I use the petrol one for cutting down tall stuff - like naturalised Daffodils when they go over - and the small one for tidying up the scruffy bits around trees and edges.

    Battery removes all the hassle of starting (particularly 2-strokes), buying and storing smelly fuel, and maintenance. Little noise to annoy the neighbours too ... probably more expensive to buy. Not as powerful as the Petrol one, but my two are very different sizes.

    That would help :)
     
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    needs a mower rather than just a strimmer IMO. The bank may influence what type of mower ... and a small strimmer for the edges. I would cut a clean lawn edge where there are plants, and get a strimmer that can be used "on edge" to cut the edges
     
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    This is by far the largest area, what type of mower would you recommend??
     

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    Grass dying also due to the puppy :/
     
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    I have big lawns so I'm not the right person to ask, but I reckon if managing the electric cable is not an annoyance I'd get an electric one. I believe the Bosch Rotak gets good reviews (various models I've just linked to the first one I found)

    Rotak 34 R Lawnmower
     
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