Homeowners who trim their own shrubs and hedges need a few basic tools: clippers or shears, loppers, a manual saw, powered hedge trimmers, and a powered pole saw. Buy the cheaper manual tools first, then add the more costly powered tools when the budget allows.
Advanced string trimming techniques are necessary when tackling heavy-duty projects such as overgrown yards and angled banks and ditches. Implementing strategies such as cutting from the top down or adopting a wide stance with a full cutting arc result in successfully completed tough trim jobs.
String-trimming neatens up the ragged edges of lawn that a mower can’t access. It also levels weeds in beds and around trees. In this blog, we cover string-trimming basics: setting up the tool, operation fundamentals, and the standard pattern to follow.
Grass grows quickly in the summer, so most Florida homeowners don’t have the luxury of taking several weeks to repair an inoperable lawn mower. Fortunately, routine maintenance both reduces the number of mechanical issues that arise and ensures that your mower stays in tip-top condition for the whole mowing season.
Although not yet a fixture in every U.S. homeowner’s garage, robotic lawn mowers are experiencing explosive popularity even as they continue to evolve and be refined. Basic robotic mowers start at $600; most command a four-figure price tag.
Homeowners who manage their own lawn care and landscape maintenance need a simple but specific set of tools: a walk-behind mower (push or self-propelled) or a riding mower plus a string trimmer and edger. Property size usually determines which kind of mower to choose.