As a follow-up to our 20 Tools each Homeowner Should Own blog, we decided to enlarge it to include the outdoor tools. Because summer is in full swing, the outdoor equipment is being used the same, whether not more, than the indoor tools during the summer.
Here is a List of the 20 Outdoor Tools that Each Homeowner should Own
Lawn Mower: This one is a no brainer. The size and terrain of your yard determine the type you need-push, self-propelled, ride on, stand on etc. Need to tune up your lawnmower? Check out our past blog post on tuning up lawn cutters for tips.
Weed Whacker: For those hard to reach places that the lawnmower just can’t get to.
Wheelbarrow: To transport dirt, rocks, mulch and just about anything else you can think of.
Gloves: To defend your hands from becoming a complete disaster.
Hose/Sprinkler: For many yards, a hose should be enough but if you have a large yard, you may want to add a sprinkler to the essential list. Unless, of course, you are lucky enough to have an underground sprinkler system. In which case, I am jealous!
Garden Rake: To evenly distribute the dirt.
Trowel: A miniature garden hoe used to loosen the soil and help weed your garden. No matter what size your garden, this tool is essential.
Leaf Rake: For those pesky leaves and other relics from bushes, trees etc.
Gardening Shears: From laceration fresh flowers to pruning trees and shrubs a good pair of shears will last a life time.
Pruners: To prune those strict trees and shrubs that the shears can’t handle.
Garden Spade: To help dig, loosen dirt and break up the lumps in your garden.
Gardening Fork: To loosen, lift and take up over the soil. It is often used in connection with the spade.
Gardening Hoe: To detach the soil and help weed your garden.
Edger: The edger is great because it really puts that finishing touch on your gauze and makes it look neat and clean. Think of this as the exclamation point in your landscaping.
Hori Hori Knife: Many envisage this tool the Swiss army knife of the gardening realm. Use this tool to weed, laceration roots, vegetables and sod and transplanting and dividing perennials. Some have even used it for hunting and fishing. Talk about multipurpose!
Gardening Shovel: To dig, till and plant.
Push Broom: For cleaning up after your gauze work is complete. Want an easier and accelerated way to clean up? Get a leaf blower.
Hedge Clippers: To keep your shrubs, hedges and bush from becoming unruly.
Shovel: Since we live in New England, it is essential to have a good shovel. While we may not have required it after this mild winter, we all know that New England weather is fickle and this year could be brutal. Want to step it up a notch? Get a snowblower to make easy work of each snowstorm.
Ladder: Our Gutter Helmet and Ice Defense customers perhaps use their ladders far less than the rest of us since they don’t have to clean their gutters. But, for all of those hard to reach places, a ladder does come in handy.