If you just moved into the suburbs, or just decided you want to become the Queen or King of curb appeal, then you’re going to need more than willpower and determination to sit on the Curb Appeal Throne. Specifically, you’re going to need powerful allies in the form of power equipment to help you do your bidding.
In this article, we’ll talk about the most essential pieces of power equip that can turn a jungle into a breathtaking landscape that everyone passing by will admire. There are tons of gardening and lawn maintaining power equip on the market, and you don’t necessarily have to own each and every one of them, just the few essentials:
There are a handful of options when it comes to pick a lawn mower. Typically, that choice rests between a gas push mower and a self-propelled mower. The decision will be influenced by factors, such as the size of the lawn, trees, flower beds, etc. If you have a large lawn, then you might want to go for a gas-powered push mower, as there won’t be a need for any cables and extension cords. Moreover, gas-powered mowers sport more power and most have an electric start which doesn’t require the use of pull cords, which can be inconvenient.
Whipper snippers fill in the gap that lawn mowers leave – they’re made to cut grass in corners, grass close to walls, the fence, etc. As is the case with lawn mowers, whipper snippers or more commonly known as lawn trimmers can be electric and gas-powered. There are corded and cordless models, and both have their own advantages and disadvantages. Corded electric trimmers provide you consistent power without needing a battery and recharging, however, they do need an extension cord which will limit the area you can work with them. Cordless models, on the other hand, have more mobility and are typically powered by a lithium-ion battery which typically has 40V or 80V. Gas models are much more powerful and they’re ideal for heavier growth and large areas. They’re also very mobile, but you’ll need to refuel them every once in a while with a mix of oil and petrol.
The chainsaw is one of the most versatile tools you can have in your arsenal. Just like trimmers and lawn mowers, they can be either gas or electric powered, and either corded or cordless. You can trim, prune and perform light cutting with the smaller, electric models. Or, you can cut down large trees with a gas-powered, heavy-duty model. Some of the features you should be looking for when buying a chainsaw are: anti-vibration features, automatic oiler, chain brake, spring-assist starting, tool-less chain adjustment, carrying case, air-cleaning feature, etc.