Friday, 18 May 2012
Always open to new ways of maintaining the gardens, the team have been trialing a new mower especially for the banks. The current method can involve the whole team, two using the Flymo on ropes to cut the grass, three or four using besoms to brush the grass off the banks on to the path for collection by shovels and brooms, see blog entry 'The Banks' 17th March 2009.
This new mower is a mulching mower and quoting from the literature " the grass is cut multiple times, then whirled upwards like a fan, and finally pressed down into the ground, all in the same operation. The grass is shredded so finely that it simply disappears among the standing blades".
No ropes, besoms, brooms or shovels, the trial continues.