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A Look At Some Of The Basic Tools You Need To Properly Care For Your Care

Aug 17, 2007
When you think about lawn care, the first thing that probably pops into your head is the lawn mower. A lawn mower is important when it comes to caring for your lawn, but not the only tool. If you want to have a really great lawn you will need to have a couple other power tools. The power tools that you will need depend on the greenery you have in your yard.

One tool many people find helpful is the weed eater. This is a very helpful tool to get the hard to reach places that the lawn mower can't get. The weed eater makes it possible to get the grass right along the house, mailbox, tree, or any other object. Weed eaters can be gas powered or electric. The electric weed eater weighs less, but the limits how far you can reach. A gas powered weed eater gives you more flexibility and power.

First thoughts might suggest that the lawn mower is the only power tool required for the garden, but these days there are a number of other power tools to help the gardener.

If you have trees in your yard you may want to invest in a leaf blower. The leaf blower can blow the leaves or even suck them up depending on what kind you get. This may be an easier solution than raking your leaves all the time. It is faster and easier. Again, you can get gas or electric powered leaf blowers.

Another tool that may come in handy if you have trees is a chainsaw. A chainsaw will make it easier to keep your tree trimmed and healthy. When using the chainsaw, be sure you know how to use it properly, and taking the proper safety precautions. This is a very powerful and dangerous tool is used incorrectly. Chainsaws can also be either gas or electric powered. An electric chainsaw is quieter, lighter but once again you are limited in how far you can reach at one time. On the other hand a gas powered chain saw is not limited to where you can go, and it is more powerful.

Hedges are a beautiful way to provide your property with some privacy without having to install a fence. If you do have hedges you know how much work they are to keep nice. You need to keep them trimmed so that they look their best. One way to help with trimming your hedges would be to have a hedge trimmer. This will cut down your work time and still give you a great looking hedge.

You can purchase hedge trimmers that are either gas or electric powered. The gas powered hedge trimmers are heavier, but you are not limited in where you can go. An electric hedge trimmer is lighter, quieter and easier to use, but you can only go as far as the cord will reach.

You will also need to take into consideration the size of your hedges when purchasing a hedge trimmer. Different sizes of blades are available for different sizes of hedges. The length of the blade determines how much you can cut at one time, while the tooth gap determines how big of a branch you can cut. The tooth gap of the blade is rated with a number, this number corresponds to the exact same size of branch it can cut. For example if you have a 14mm branch you will want a blade with a 14mm tooth gap.
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Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Power Tools at http://www.metalhardwareplus.com
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