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One man went to mow... with 365 lawn mowers

Lawnmower Man  - Stan HardwickThey say that every Mans' home is his castle, so long as it has a patch of lawn that he can mow weekly and stand back and admire once the job has been done. When most people view mowing the lawn each week a chore, one retired Greenkeeper, Stan Hardwick has gone to the extreme and has 365 lawn mowers to choose from dependant upon his 'mood' and needs of his lawn on any particular day.

Clearly some of the lawn mowers, some dating back to 1862 are a little large and over the top for the size of his lawn, as we all know that size is important when it comes to the right choice of mower for the size of lawn you manage.

The lawnmower has come a long way since engineer Edwin Budding designed the first in 1827 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, to replace the unwieldy scythe.

With the grudging consent of his wife Margaret, 68, Mr Hardwick keeps his favourite examples in the conservatory and the front room for visitors to admire. The rest are stored in a huge two-storey shed at the bottom of the back garden. Measuring 20ft by 20ft, the garden of the semi in Filey, North Yorkshire, doesn't take long to trim, and not surprisingly is in immaculate condition. Mr Hardwick, 69, who has been dubbed the Lawn Ranger, said: 'Some of my mates think I'm mad, but pals I know from greenkeeping are quite interested.

You can read the article courtesy of The Daily Mail in full. We have offered Mr Hardwick a stock of Lawn Fertiliser so that he can keep his lawns growing strongly and provide more opportunity to play with his lawn mowers!

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