If you have a large yard and dream of cultivating a beautiful flower or veggie garden, you understand just how much work it all can be. These lengthy chores including mowing, weeding, tilling, and tree trimming takes time and healthy energy to pull off regularly. I don’t know about you but I’ve invested in some quality tools to help with the harder stuff. Having just purchased a home with nearly 2 acres of land, it was more of a necessity than a luxury desire. Here are some of my top reasons for forking over the dough.
Saves Time and Energy
The biggest and most obvious reason to invest in garden power tools is to save time and energy. Even owning several main tools like a good riding mower and a tiller could help you create a tranquil outdoor space and maintain it for years to come. However, some people find that taking their time in the garden is somewhat therapeutic and even healthy for them. My process includes both because I love getting my hands dirty in the garden, but I also have limitations that I become acutely aware of when I overdo it.
You Use Them Frequently
If you know you will use more expensive tools frequently, I believe the investment is worth it. On the other hand, if all of that shiny equipment will sit in your garage or shed for months (or years) at a time, don’t bother spending your money. Whatever you decide to purchase, make sure each piece is quality and the brand has a good reputation among consumers.
Always do your research before you go shopping. For example, this Toro walk behind edger review is a great place to start if you’re searching for an electric trimmer or edger to take care of your lawn and get rid of weeds. We could actually use this for the long walk from our house to the street. Check out blogs, social media, and proper reviews on YouTube in addition to Amazon reviews as these may be more descriptive and helpful.
You Have Space to Store Them
One other thing to consider before buying a bunch of large tools and pieces of equipment is the amount of space you have to store such things. If you have a shed or some garage space, decide if you are willing to sacrifice some of the space for larger things like a riding mower, trimmer, edger, and tiller. However, if you don’t have much space, it might not be a good idea to own these things. Instead, consider renting them or borrowing from a neighbor.
They Will Pay for Themselves in Time
Another thing to think about is are garden and lawn power tools going to pay for themselves? Well, that all depends on how serious you are about your outdoor living space and how often you use them. If you normally pay someone to mow, trim, and dig gardens for you, the investment will likely save you money in the long run. I recommend keeping track of the time and money you spend on each job to calculate how much savings is possible. Additionally, your friends, family, and neighbors might also benefit from your investment if you’re the giving type!