My Favorite 3 Tools for DIY Lawn & Landscaping

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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.

  1. LawnmowerToro 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Do you have some favorite lawn and garden tools? Let me know in the comments below.

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