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Many homeowners put a lot of work and money into caring for their property. Having the right equipment is essential to taking care of the yard, lawn, or garden. The basics are hand tools like shovels, rakes, and pruning sheers, but for many homeowners, power tools are also key to good maintenance. Let's take a look at three areas of management where power tools or attachments might be needed: lawn care, snow removal, and tree cutting/ trimming.
Lawn Care Equipment
Lawn Mowers. Basic mowers are the type that you stand up and push. They are great for smaller plots of lawn and grass that is not too tall or tough. These machines are quite affordable.
Riding Lawn mowers. Traditional mowers become inefficient when there are much greater areas of lawn to mow. Riding mowers are the better choice, especially zero-turn machines, which can turn around cleanly and easily. Another great thing about riding lawn mowers is that they can usually be fashioned with other attachments like plows, leaf sweepers, and seed spreaders.
Leaf Blowers. If you live in an area with several large large trees around, you'll be thankful for a leaf blower in the fall. These are hand-held tools that move leaves with pressurized air.
Snow Removal Equipment
Snow Blowers. If you live in a cold area where snow is common, shovels alone might not be enough to get the walkways and driveways clear. Snow blowers, which can be purchased from companies like ProCore Power Equipment LLC, are kind of like lawn mowers in that they can be stand-and-push tools or attachments on a riding blower. High-powered air blows the snow forward, and a scoop-like plow helps keep it all moving.
Snow Plows. Snow plows are usually attachments added to a mower vehicle that help push snow piles along.
Tree Trimming and Cutting
Chainsaws. These are powerful cutting tools held in both hands, necessary for cutting through thick tree trunks or branches.
Pole Saws. For tough trimming in high places, the best tools are pole saws. A small rotating blade like that of a chainsaw is attached at the end of a long pole that can be used to get the blade up to high hedges or tree branches.
Log Splitters. After removing a tree, you may be stuck with a lot of small logs, and these are incredibly difficult and time consuming to split with hatchets. Log splitters are more efficient.