Each year, Briggs & Stratton, the world largest producer of petrol engines for lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment, search the length and breadth of the UK to find gardeners passionate about their lawns in its Britain’s Best Lawn competition. Past winners have been dedicated to maintaining their lawn to the highest standard, with one winner spending up to 10 hours a day looking after his lawn!
Briggs & Stratton seek to recognise the commitment of gardeners working hard across Britain. If you think that your lawn has what it takes to be a winner, and if you work hard to maintain a beautiful lawn, then we want to reward all that you do!
From the smallest patch to the grandest rounds, Britain’s Best Lawn is open to everyone – the only criteria is a real passion for lawns!
Briggs & Stratton are looking for lawns of all different shapes and sizes based all over the UK and entries will be judged on the overall quality of the lawn and its features.
Cutting a quarter acre of lawn with a walk-behind lawnmower can burn up to 340 calories per hour with raking and collecting leaves clocking up 260 calories per hour! In addition to physical benefits, gardening also has a long list of social and therapeutic gains. Research has suggested that gardening can reduce the occurrence of stress and depression as well as alleviating the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
There is no doubt that gardening can have enormous beneficial effects on health. Yet what can it do for the environment? An acre of grass produces enough oxygen for sixty-four people a day to survive on, and a single acre can absorb vast quantities of fossil-fuel created sulphur dioxide.
Don’t just take Briggs & Stratton’s word for it though, NASA also argue that nitrogen discharged from decomposing grass clippings more than compensates for the carbon being released and helps neutralise carbon footprints.
So working hard to win the prestigious Best Lawn title comes hand in hand with many other benefits!
As a pioneer of the rotary lawn mower, Hayter has become a household name offering a wide range of high quality garden products to suit your needs. This year’s winner can win a Platinum Limited Edition Harrier 41 Autodrive lawnmower worth £719, which of course features a Briggs & Stratton engine!
The winner will also win a selection of lawncare tools from leading garden tool brand Wilkinson Sword, as well as a £150 voucher to spend in their local garden centre.
There will be two runners up each receiving a Toro Ultra Plus leaf blower vac, worth £119 each, and a £100 garden centre voucher.