Ambleside Forest & Garden

Ambleside Forest & Garden, The Garage, Knott Street, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EB

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Ambleside Forest & Garden

 

With Ambleside Forest and Garden you can trust us to give Ambleside and the whole Cumbria area absolute quality in garden machinery, from lawn mowers to garden tractors.

We offer a free local delivery and collection service, with a 2 year guarantee on brand new equipment and a 3 month guarantee on second hand machinery, to give you that extra bit of security.

We also provide expert service, repairs and spare parts for all leading makes of garden machinery.

If you have a garden machinery problem then we can provide a solution.

Service Centre

We offer full repair and spares facilities for all machines that we sell and for the most popular garden machinery.

Repair Services

Ask our expert skilled and trained staff for advice and guidance. All machines are repaired using genuine manufacturer's parts.

Parts Services

We offer spare parts facilities for all machines that we stock and for the most popular garden machinery.

New Machinery Sales

New Machinery Sales

 

We have the widest selection of walk-behind lawn mowers and garden tractors for miles around!

  • Lawn mowers and riders
  • Chainsaws and disc cutters (electric and petrol)
  • Blowers
  • Hedge trimmers and brush cutters
  • Axes, saw horses, strimmer cord etc
  • And much more, just give us a call!

Used Machinery Sales

Used Machinery Sales

 

We have the widest selection of walk behind lawn mowers and garden tractors for miles around!

With stock changing daily there are often machines in store that have yet to make it to our website so it is always worth contacting us to enquire.

When buying garden machinery you need to make sure you’re getting real quality. At Ambleside Forest and Garden we provide fantastic and reliable machinery, with brands you can trust, such as Stihl, Husqvarna and Viking. If you’re in Cumbria, give us a call, and we may even be able to offer you a special deal!

Parts

Parts Sales

 

Please give us a call or visit our showroom.  Please make sure you have the make and model number of the machine or engine you require parts for.

Our knowledgeable parts staff will be on hand to help with the correct parts identification.

We only sell genuine manufacturer’s parts so you can be sure the part you purchase will be the correct one for your mower or garden tool.

Service & Repair

Servicing and Repairs

 

Ambleside Forest & Garden offer a full service and repair facility for all machines that we sell and for most popular garden machinery.

A properly set up, regularly maintained machine will give you the best results, save you time and energy and will have a longer life.

We offer a full range of servicing and repairs from simple blade sharpening and repairs, cut cables and broken switches to major equipment overhauls. No job is too small.

 

Contact us for an estimate - please have your make and model number to hand.

Blog

Gardening Calendar

What’s New in Gardening? – The November Garden

Many people believe that home gardening has changed little over the years and that traditional ways are the best. Over the last few months in “What’s New in Gardening,” we have learnt just how far from the truth this is,…

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Be Hedgehog Aware: Hedgehogs in your garden

Next time you reach for the strimmer to cut back long grass or areas in the garden that have grown a bit wild, STOP and take a few minutes first to check that you are not disturbing sleeping or nesting…

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Gardening Calendar

What’s new in gardening? – September Seeds

September is the traditional time for seed and plant catalogues to drop through our letter boxes. Over the next few months we will take an advance look at what’s new for growing in 2024 to make the neighbours jealous! Here…

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What’s New in Gardening? Plant Breeding

Last month we talked about the vexing problems of climate change and how we can do our bit in our own gardens to improve things. We also looked at reducing our use of chemicals and in particular pesticides, with subsequent…

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FAQs

Chainsaw Quick-Start Guide

This is a generic quick-start guide for two-stroke powered chainsaws. Please consult the manual that came with your chainsaw for the correct fuel mixture that is supposed to be used and to familiarise yourself with the controls for your chainsaw….

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Contaminated  Fuel

This issue is often encountered if either of the following occurs: A mower is stored over winter without emptying it of fuel first If old fuel is used to top up the lawn mower It is important to use ‘fresh’…

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Draining the oil and fuel

From time-to-time, you may need to drain the lawnmower of oil and fuel, either to transport it, or as part of a regular service routine. The following instructions cover Mountfield and Honda engine walk-behind lawnmowers. What you will need –…

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Lawnmower care

Your lawnmower is arguably the most important garden tool in your shed or garage. Keep it in tip-top condition with our helpful care and maintenance guide: When you purchase your new lawn mower, make sure to familiarise yourself with the…

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Can I cut grass when it is wet?

It is not advisable to cut grass that is very wet. This is because wet grass doesn’t cut as well as dry grass and tends to produce larger grass clippings. These wet clippings then clump together and can block up…

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Can I mulch wet grass?

As with mowing and collecting grass, it is best to wait for the grass to dry before mulching. Wet grass will not cut as cleanly and is likely to clump together – so rather than being mulched and injected back…

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Does my battery self-charge?

Unlike a car battery, most ride-on mower batteries do not generate enough charge when in use to adequately recharge the battery. Therefore, it is necessary to recharge the battery regularly. Most ride-on mowers come with a charger – check with…

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Storing my mower in winter

If you have a petrol lawnmower, we recommend completely draining the machine of fuel. Petrol starts to go stale after 30 days from purchase. If left in your mower over winter, it could damage the carburettor and engine, causing your…

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What is the life of a battery?

The life of your battery will vary depending on the spec of the battery, how often it is used and how well it is maintained. Modern lithium-ion lawnmower batteries should typically last for around 600 cycles, equating to approximately 7…

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Grass bag keeps falling apart!

If it is a plastic clip-together model, make sure each part is correctly and fully clipped together (check your manual and assembly you-tube videos for help).  If your collector is a canvas bag model and comes with a metal frame,…

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Grass not getting picked up?

Check that the mulching plug (if your mower has this function) is not in place. The mulching plug blocks the grass chute to allow you to mulch and needs to be removed to collect grass via the chute. Mulching plugs…

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My mower blade has fallen off!

It is likely that your blade boss has sheared off. The blade boss sits behind the blade and holds the blade on with two metal pins – one either side of the centre of the blade. These pins are designed…

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What is mulching?

Mulching is becoming increasingly popular and used on a regular basis, is an efficient way to recycle your grass clippings back into your lawn. Grass clippings are cut into extra fine particles that are blown down into the lawn to…

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My self-propel no longer works?

If the self-propel on your lawnmower has stopped working, this will cause a loss of drive to the mower and is normally due to one of the following reasons: The clutch cable has lost tension through either stretching or loss…

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Contact

Ambleside Forest & Garden
The Garage
Knott Street
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0EB

Opening Hours

Mon - Sat: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Sundays Closed

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At Ambleside Forest and Garden we can offer you quality garden machinery, whether you want a brand new chainsaw or a second hand lawn mower, we have the garden machinery for you, offering all makes and types, giving you the choice to guarantee you get what you're after.

Opening Hours

Mon - Sat: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Sundays Closed

  • Christmas Promo

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    Ambleside Forest and Garden are THE garden machinery specialists. Our showroom has amazing Christmas deals on leading brands of petrol, electric and battery lawnmowers, garden tractors, chainsaws, brush cutters, leaf blowers, strimmers, hedge trimmers, pole pruners and much, much more!

    Our friendly and experienced team at Ambleside Forest and Garden are on hand to help; we offer demonstrations on most of the machines we sell to give you total peace of mind. And we even offer a part exchange service so you can trade in your old mower or garden machinery and upgrade with ease.

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    Ambleside Forest and Garden - for all your gardening needs.