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If you don’t have a green thumb maintaining your garden can prove to be a chore you want to avoid. Still, as you know, this is not possible. If you don’t work on landscaping regularly, you can easily end up living in a jungle, figuratively speaking.

In this article, we are going to provide you with a list of tools that you must have in your garage. These are only some essential ones that you will use every time you engage in this activity, and that will also help you complete all the tasks in no time.

Lawn Mower

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Okay, let’s start with a basic one – a lawn mower. There is no point in taking care of the flowers and other plants in your garden if you don’t regularly mow the lawn. When it comes to choosing this item, you have a few options. You can go with an electric, gas, or a simple manual push mower. This is something that completely depends on your personal preference, so you have to figure out which one is right for you.

As a general rule, you should purchase a gas one if you have a big garden, and therefore, a large lawn, because this model is going to provide you with the freedom of movement. On the other hand, if your backyard is quite small and there is only a tiny patch of grass, you can go with an electric one.

Furthermore, before you make this purchase, you should inquire about the power a certain model possesses. Obviously, you need something that is powerful enough to cut through tough grass quickly and efficiently. In addition, you can also choose a lawn mower that can blow out the clippings, and therefore, provide you with the mulch i.e. the layer that is going to improve the fertility of the soil. If you have patchy areas in the lawn you can repair these by sowing new grass seed (click here).

Weed trimmer

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If you have been getting rid of the weed manually, it is no wonder that you detest landscaping. It is a task that can take a lot of your time and effort, but you cannot just let the weed spreading around the garden, right? Well, in order to complete this chore without any trouble, you should invest in a weed trimmer.

The only downside of this machine is that it doesn’t cut the root of the weed, meaning that it will grow again. Due to this reason, you should have both this trimmer and a manual one and use them when necessary. Strimmer, as it is also called, is also a very effective tool if you are in a hurry and don’t have a lot of free time to dedicate to landscaping.

Compact multifunctional loader

Even though this tool might seem unusual, we can assure you that it is definitely an essential one. Not only can you use it in landscaping, but it is also something that can assist you in completing a variety of other tasks such as demolition, construction, and even a snow clearing. You see now why it is called ‘multifunctional’, right?

There are multiple models you can choose from, and they all worked perfectly with all kinds of attachments, which don’t only make them quite efficient but also a worthy investment. Naturally, they come with numerous other features that are going to facilitate any task and activity you engage in, and you can learn about these, in great detail, on cpslit.com.

Leaf blower

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Getting rid of fallen leaves is another task that you have to complete on a regular basis. Some people argue that these make your garden look beautiful every fall, but they can cause some problems with the lawn in the future.

When it comes to these, you have two options – a rake or a leaf blower. The former one is a tool that every household has, and even though it can be time-consuming, some people prefer it. On the other hand, our advice is to purchase a leaf blower.

Why? Well, first of all, it is more effective. In just a short period of time, you will be able to gather all the leaves in one corner of the backyard, and then all you will have to do is to collect them in a bag and dispose of them. In addition, it requires you to invest less effort. This means that it is a more convenient option.

Similarly to the lawn mower, when purchasing one of these, you have to inquire about its power. You need something that can easily move the debris not only from the lawn but also from the driveway, deck, and sideways. What’s more, there are also some models that include the mulch mechanism which is quite a useful feature if you ask us.

Pruning saw

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Upon hearing the word ‘saw’ most people immediately think of cutting wood and trees, but it is also a tool that you will use all the time. Do you have shrubs in your garden? If your answer is affirmative, then this saw is going to enable you to keep all the shrubs in perfect condition.

Yes, pruning shears can complete most of the tasks, but keep in mind that these can only be used on smaller shrubs and plants. When it comes to some bigger ones, you will need something that is more powerful. A chainsaw can also be a good solution, but when it comes to gardening, oftentimes, it is unnecessary since the pruning saw provides you with more control, meaning that you can create any shape and design that you want.

It goes without saying that you have to be careful when using this tool because it is a saw after all, and it is quite forceful. Additionally, you should maintain this tool regularly and check if it is sharp enough because if it is, it becomes quite ineffective, and in the end, it can do more harm than good.

Conclusion

To sum up, in this article, we have provided you with a list of tools that you need to possess in your gardening shed. However, don’t forget that there are also numerous other smaller tools that you will use, such as a hand trowel, shovel, hoe, spade, wheelbarrow, and so on.

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