Landscaping is a chore that is usually made easier by power tools. For instance, imagine how hard it would be to keep up your lawn without a lawnmower and weed-wacker. Of course, maintaining these tools can often become a chore within itself. Having your landscaping equipment serviced and repaired, by companies like Eastlake Rent-All Inc, is a great way to prevent serious malfunction and repairs that end up being expensive. You can also make your landscaping a little more enjoyable with some other, less common, power tools. This article explains 2 great power tools for landscape maintenance that you may not have heard of.
Powered Pole Pruners
Pole pruners are common, but you probably haven't used a powered pole pruner. These can be very helpful for all your high branches. Often, even if your normal pruner can reach a branch, it can be hard to generate enough power to actually cut through it. Most pole pruners have a string that you need to pull, while lifting the whole thing over your head, in order to make the cut. This can be nearly impossible with thick branches. But, a powered pole pruner is basically like a chainsaw with a long extension pole. The weight of the motor and cutting mechanism are minimal. They are quite small and not much heavier than normal pole pruners, allowing you to comfortably reach and cut thicker branches. You just pull a trigger when the chain is in the right place to make quick, clean cuts.
The walkways, walls, brick, wooden fences and concrete features around your landscape (often called hardscape) need some TLC too. The fact of the matter is, concrete and wood can get stained and dyed by all the greenery around them. If you want to maintain clean and bright fences and walkways around your yard, a pressure washed is a great tool to own. With a pressure washer you can clean concrete pores, even if the stain is deep inside. You can get rid of grass stains on the lower part of your fence (usually worst right after mowing). You don't need to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away stains. With a pressure washer, you can comfortable, quickly, and with no chemicals or cleaners, remove most stains and discolorations caused by your greenery.
With these 2 simple, but very useful tools, you can save some time on your landscaping. You can spend more time planting beautiful flowers and less time cleaning your hardscape or climbing a ladder to trim a branch.