I’d been looking forward to this weekend all week long. The mercury has been gently creeping up, we seem to have seen the last of the biting cold, and the first day of spring is on Monday. I’d even smelt freshly mown grass emanating seductively from the gardens next door to eSpares HQ one day on my way in.
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With late afternoons becoming very early evenings and Christmas looming just over the horizon, summer is now but a distant memory. And while the weather is distinctly warmer than average right now, it won’t be long before there’s ground frost in the morning and scarves and hats everywhere.
When I say to people ‘we sell spare parts for home and garden appliances’, I usually get replies enquiring about fridges, lawn mowers and washing machines. What doesn’t spring to mind immediately is chainsaws. Now I know it’s not like there’s one in every household in the land, but certainly a fair amount of people do own them; particularly people living in rural areas with bigger gardens.
We’re getting towards last cut of the year kind of time, and after a hard summer of keeping the grass in check, does your lawn mower need a bit of love? Even if all seems well, it’s always worth giving it a quick MOT to make sure everything’s running smoothly.
Over the past few weeks a lot of the UK has bathed in beautiful, and very warm, sunshine. And while the weather has been perfect for heading down to the beach for the day or playing Frisbee in the park, it’s a decidedly more stressful time for garden owners across the country as they try in vain to keep their lawns from turning in to parched wastelands. The damper weather this week has offered some respite, but summer can still be a testing time for lawn wranglers.
I’ve often wondered why we sell so many replacement Flymo cables. Surely you’ve got to be pretty careless to run over the power cord when you’re mowing the lawn? Well, I’ve since found out that it’s actually very easily done. I now feel somewhat humbled.
This winter in the UK was particularly harsh for freezing temperatures. If water was left in your pressure washer it may have frozen, expanded, and damaged your machine. If this is the case you’ll need some Karcher pressure washer spares.
Like any retailer there is also a level of seasonality in our business. In the winter months it seems that people mostly are interested in cooker spares and in the summer it’s gardening spares. To make the most of this we’ve been spending a significant amount of time creating new videos that focus on how to keep your lawnmower and trimmer in top shape.
I’ve got to hold my hands up to say that I’ve never fitted a lawnmower motor before. To be quite frank I would have found this task daunting and may even have considered just replacing the whole lawnmower if the motor bit the dust. Read more
If you’re looking for advice on how to fit that new lawnmower belt this new video is for you.
After the coldest UK winter in 30 years it’s been a relief that spring is finally breaking. In preparation for spring/summer 2010 we shot a series of lawnmower repair videos in February which we’re slowly launching in our Advice Centre and on the eSpares YouTube Channel.
Certainly my favourite part of this video series is watching Helen try to maintain her enthusiasm for lawnmowers; outside in the cold, wet and dark wilds of London.