Gardening is usually seen as a very delicate process. You have to pay close attention to the flowers you have, you need to know when and how to water them, and you need to be careful not to disrupt the soil too much or else it could affect the way your plants grow. As such, we usually think about delicacy and grace when gardening, even though it can get quite tiring and dirty. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no place for power tools in the garden. From chainsaws to pressure cleaners, here is a list of power tools that you never expected to want to own.
A high-powered chainsaw
If you regularly have to call in specialists to trim your trees, then you probably scoff at the increasing costs of calling them in to help. If you want to take matters into your own hands, then use a chain cutting power tool of your own. Chainsaws are relatively inexpensive for their power and you can buy several different “strength” ones depending on your needs. Some can act as hedge trimmers if you have any hedges in your garden, and some are perfect for cutting down trees or taming branches that are getting a little too close to your home. These are dangerous tools, however, so keep that in mind when purchasing one. You don’t want your children to get anywhere near them while they’re in operating, and you’re going to need a mask, gloves and some other safety equipment in order to stay safe.
A grass trimmer
Lawnmowers are the go-to device to keep your lawn under control, but if you have a unique garden with twists and turns in your lawn, then the high-powered nature of a lawnmower isn’t going to cut it and using garden shears is going to take forever. Instead, get a smaller grass trimmer to help you tackle all those intricate details in your lawn. These tools are usually run on petrol, but more expensive versions can be charged. Grass trimmers are also perfect for getting under fences and annoying parts of your garden that can’t be reached with your lawnmower.
A log splitter
If you cut down your own trees for the sake of using them as firewood, then you’ll want a log splitter to make it easier on yourself. This is a lot less work than buying an axe, and they can be surprisingly affordable assuming you have a place to put it. Just keep in mind that it will generate a lot of sawdust, so operate them in an open area.
A pressure washer
If you have stone or tile paths in your garden, then you’ll want a pressure cleaner. Stop trying to brush off that moss or get rid of bugs by spraying them—user a pressure cleaner instead. It will help keep your garden nice and clean, and you can even use the pressure washer for other things such as cleaning windows, your car or your driveway. It’s a fantastic multi-purpose power tool that has uses outside of the garden.