Doing yard work is an added form of stress to most people. It’s even worse when you don’t use the right equipment to make the job easier on your back. Here are four major tools to use when you are digging, tilling, gardening or doing any other significant work in the yard.
Leaf Blower or Vacuum
Most yards have trees that leave behind large messes in the Fall. Using a simple rake is not recommended when more advanced tools are available. Raking is a task that causes significant physical strain on the body, but it can be eliminated with the use of leaf blowers. Leaf vacuums do all of the hard work for you by sucking the leaves and debris into a bin. All you need to do is empty the bin into trash bags and the work is done.
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) sheets are ideal materials to use for a landscaping project. The sheets are used to set up barriers in a yard that is being landscaped. HDPE sheets are highly durable and damage-and-moisture resistant, which means that they will remain sturdy throughout the year. It can also be used as a plastic tarp to collect and discard yard debris.
A backhoe has an arm that reaches as far as 10 feet and digs up to 10 feet deep into the ground. Portable, miniature versions are available for home users. An engine-powered backhoe is easy for anyone to use for digging trenches, removing tree stumps and tilling soil for gardens. This machine can be attached to any trailer or truck and taken to any home or business location.
Weeding is one of the most strenuous, time-consuming tasks for gardeners. There are a number of mechanical, electric and battery-powered tools that are designed to combat weeds. Electric tillers are designed to dig into the dirt and remove weeds at the roots. Weed robots are the newest innovations that work entirely on their own and only need to be switched on. Overall, there is no longer a need to use mechanical tools or chemicals to kill weeds.
There are basic tools, from shovels to rakes, that every homeowner should have. When you want to build a new swimming pool, though, or plant a grove in the backyard, you need bigger, more advanced equipment to help you. Choose the right machinery to complete the largest and most impressive projects.