The types and quality of equipment you use to take care of your plants not only have an effect on your plants’ health, but your own as well.Defective tools could cause damage to your plants, but it is worse if they are so uncomfortable to use that they give you blisters or a bad back.
To avoid this, look for the gardening equipment that will do the best job for your type of gardening.
It must have the right amount of power to be energy efficient while also being able to do the job without causing you any more strain than necessary.
Here is a review of gardening equipment from the gardening experts themselves.
1. Garden Shredders
JCB SS2400 received five stars out of five from the gardening equipment reviewers from recommended buys.co.uk and many in the USA and Canada.
It has a 2400 watt motor and comes with a silent gear crushing system.
It is one promising tool to improve and hasten your shredding activity.
Ryobi ESR – 2240 Electric Shredder is an easy to assemble garden shredder suitable for pruning up to 40mm. It comes with built-in wheels and a plunger for increased portability.
2. Hedge Trimmer
Bosch AHS42-16 Electric Hedge Trimmer also received five stars out of five rating from the gardening equipment reviewers from recommended many online websites.
It has 420 watt output.
Mantis Tiller Cultivator comes with patented tines to aid in cutting smoothly through hard, compacted soil. It is perfect for preparing vegetable plots, flower beds, etc.
It also helps in thatching, aerating and cleaning moss. It also comes with a free border edger.
Brill 78370 Luxus Push Reel Mower rated 4.5 out of 5 stars Tools-hills.com customers. It has a large top cover that protects shrubs and overhanging flowers.
American lawnmower Deluxe Light Reel Mower 1815-16 received 4.5 stars out of 5 from Epinions.com buyers. A push-mower, it does not cause pollution, but is not suitable for tall grass.
5. Leaf Sweeper
Agri-fab 26 Push Leaf Sweeper is for smaller lawns and is available with 200 litre collector.
It also comes with an infinite height adjustment feature.
Grass Cutting Options
The landscaping industry in general is a wonderful business. They create beautiful landscapes, install tress, shrubs, plants and flowers. I love it!
This enhances our environment and beautifies our homes.
There are a few things about the industry that is negating all the positive work they do.grass cutting is a big part of the business.
Everyday, 5 days a week, they drive from home to home, get on their gas guzzling mowers, start up their gas powered line trimmers and blowers.
They probably spend no more than 30 minutes on average at a home. Then they are back in their vehicles and on to the next house.
This is an extreme amount of gas usage from the machines and the vehicles and an extreme amount of ozone destroying pollution.
We can reduce the amount of pollution going into our atmosphere if we make the time to cut our own grass, in a non-polluting way.
There are more and more rechargeable mowers and trimmers coming onto the market. Most of these rechargeable mowers will cut about 1/3 of an acre on one charge.
This will accommodate many residential lawns.
This however still takes energy.
There is one option that takes nothing more than human energy…a rotary mower.
These mowers have come a long way in recent years. They used to be heavy, awkward and required sharpening often.
The rotary mowers of today are lightweight, ergonomically designed, and the blades require little sharpening.
These mowers are easy to use, less expensive than traditional gas powered mowers and lawn cutting services.
Rotary mower pricing starts around $90.00 US dollars and can go as high as $300 US dollars. On the better models bagging attachments are available.
The Brill Rotary Mower is the best I’ve come across. The blades only require sharpening once every ten years or so.
A bagging option is available for about $50.00 US dollars. They are lightweight and have a smooth easy cutting action, even through thick turf.
The way a rotary lawn mower cuts is also better for the turf. It cuts the turf with scissor like motion, leaving a clean cut.
A gas powered mower blade spins at a high rate of speed pulling the grass up and slicing it. If the blade is not sharp, it tears the turf. You can tell if the blade is not sharp by the white edges at the top of the grass that looks like split ends.
Maybe we as a nation would be a little healthier too, if we cut our own grass. So many people live sedate lives now more than ever.
By cutting our own lawns with environmentally friendly equipment we are not only improving our planets health, but improving our own as well.