Over the years I’ve gone through a fair number of tools for different projects. Through the projects (and years) I’ve run into a number of tools and equipment that flat out sucked but, a few continue to perform year after year. My list below are my personal top 3 tools for DIY Lawn & Landscaping.
- Lawnmower – Toro 22″ Recycler Self-Propelled Mower. Every year I change the oil, change the air filter and tune up the blade. And every year, every time I start it… it starts on the first or, second pull. Just amazing. The other mowers I’ve owned had all kinds of trouble. Bonus tip: I also use dry gas in my gas can. The Toro lawnmower continues to work flawlessly.
- String Trimmer – After a few great seasons with the Toro mower (above) and the Troy Built string trimmer suffer ethanol induced fuel line failure… I bought a Toro Straight Shaft String Trimmer. Almost as awesome as the mower… it’s a beast and will chew up less expensive line quick. But, it works like a champ.
- Landscaping – True Temper 69-Inch Landscape Digging BarThis tool saved my back and some real $$$ over hiring a Bobcat to remove some very old hollies. Can’t imagine taking on a landscaping project without it. Bonus: In addition to using the bar to remove old shrubs and the like, you can use it to help dig and tamp holes for fence posts.
Do you have some favorite lawn and garden tools? Let me know in the comments below.
I forgot… my tree lopers! I’ve had them for years and there’s no killing them. Branches are no match for these.