Balmers GM,
Manchester Road,
BB11 5PF

Tel: 01282 453 900



Balmers GM,
Units 13-14,
Monckton Road Ind Est,
Monckton Road, Wakefield,

Tel: 01924 679400


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From Weeding and Watering to Ride On Lawn Mowers - Top Tips for Your Turf from Balmers GM

Whether you are preening your hallowed turf in preparation to be the next Rory McIlroy, or just want that lawn to be proud of, here at Balmers we have a range of products to suit your every need.  Our fantastic showroom includes a comprehensive range of new and used ride on lawn mowers, and offers everything you could possibly dream of to create that perfect patch of lawn.  For those who wish to keep it retro, we have a great array of pedestrian mowers, which allow you to burn those pounds whilst keeping your turf in tip top condition.  For others who want that extra bit of style, we can offer an extensive range of ride on lawn mowers for the upkeep of those larger areas.


Proper mowing practices are vital in maintaining a healthy and sustainable home lawn.  To achieve perfect preening, we suggest mowing regularly from early April until late October.  You should already have started mowing weekly throughout Spring, making sure the grass is kept to a high cut.  As we have moved into Summer, now is the best time to gradually lower the cut depth to the optimum 1.5-2 inches.  This is easily achievable with our range of ride on lawn mowers which offer a variety of different cut heights for you to pick the perfect level for your turf.


In addition to mowing regularly, we would advise getting in control of those pesky weeds by using a broad leaf weed killer – perfect for getting rid of dandelions which ruin the look of your lawn.  We know that pulling dandelions is fruitless labour (trust us, we’ve given up with this time consuming task at Balmers) as the root is often nestled a couple of feet further down.  If you do manage to pull the root out it creates an unsightly gap in your lawn, making it much more difficult to create that smooth finish with your ride on lawn mower.  As long as you use a broad leaf weed killer your lawn shouldn’t be affected, and you should be left with a perfect patch.


With Lancashire currently experiencing some lovely balmy weather, it may also be necessary to water your lawn to keep it looking lush and green.  Although it is tempting, make sure you don’t go overboard and end up with pools of standing water on the surface, as in the heat this can have an adverse effect on your turf. 

 Used Tractors and Turf Care Machinery at Balmers GM

At Balmers we have a great range of used tractors, ride on mowers and their pedestrian counterparts online and in our showroom, so come and give us a visit if you are ready to tackle your turf!

Published: 06 June 2013 at 13:37

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More information on Balmers Garden Machinery and second hand tractors
Balmers GM are turf care machinery specialists catering to the demands of both the professional and domestic clients through the nationwide delivery of new and used garden machinery. Balmers supply a huge selection of used tractors across the North West, providing only the finest names in the ground care industry. With one of the largest collections of used John Deere tractors for sale in Lancashire, we truly have tractors to suit all.

Our technical sales staff are highly knowledgeable in all aspects of turf care machinery and are available to assist both commercial and domestic customers in deciding which models suit their immediate requirements. For more information about our extensive range of new and used garden machinery or if you are searching for second hand tractors, please make an enquiry online or call our Burnley store on 01282 453900.