Power Tools

Planting flowers and smaller plants is generally a simple process that requires a few basic garden tools. If, however, you are putting in a garden for the first time or have more difficult work to do, you'll most likely need to use power garden tools. These tools are useful for mowing the lawn, cutting branches off a tree, or breaking up hard soil.

The tips in this section include some reviews of a few power garden tools, information on how to use a weed whacker, chainsaw, and lawn mover. You'll also find tips on cleaning and maintaining your power tools.

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   A Great Cordless Garden Hedge Trimmer
When it comes time to begin trimming, cutting back, or otherwise pruning your bushes and hedges, then a garden hedge trimmer can be an invaluable tool, particularly if it is a cordless one. WeedEater is one of the most respected names in the industry today. Here is my experience in using their HTC 2200 model.

   A Great General Use Chainsaw
Are you looking for an easy to use and efficient chainsaw that you can use around your home, then you should take a look at the Poulan Pro model PP4218AVX. Here are my experiences when using this particular chainsaw.

   A Handy Electric Chain Saw
A chain saw can be a handy tool to have around. The Poulan PLN1514 electric chain saw is light and easy to handle, but can it do the job? Read our reviewer's experience to find out.

   A Quality Entry Level Chainsaw
The Poulan P3314 is a good quality entry-level chainsaw. I found it to be a good solution for light yard work or cutting small amounts of firewood. I believe the low price-point makes it a great choice for anyone looking for a chainsaw on a tight budget.

   A Real Workhorse of a Garden Hedge Trimmer
When it comes time to begin trimming, cutting back, or otherwise pruning your bushes and hedges, then a garden hedge trimmer can be an invaluable tool. WeedEater is one of the most respected names in the industry today. Here is my experience in using their HT1700 model.

   Advice for Electric Mower or Cutter in the Garden
Electric powered yard equipment can be extremely useful, especially since it is usually lighter than gas powered equipment. When using electric equipment, you must keep safety in mind. Always keep your cutters away from the cord, and keep the cord out of puddles to prevent electrocution.

   An Easy to Use Hedge Trimmer
If you have any hedges, bushes, or shrubs that need trimming then you are probably looking for an easy way to do the job. One of the easiest ways to get that work done is with a hedge trimmer. Here are my experiences using the WeedEater HT2400 electric hedge trimmer.

   Choosing a Lawn Mower
Choosing the right lawn mower can simplify lawn mowing and keep your grass looking healthy. No matter what your yard size or landscape is like, there's a lawn mower out there for you.

   Cleaning Your Lawn Mower
If you're going to spend a few hundred dollars to purchase a lawn mower, it stands to reason that you should clean it and maintain it so that it will last many years. Follow these handy tips to clean your lawn mower and keep it in good condition for years to come.

   Finding the Right Mowing Height
Grass lengths can make a big difference in the health of your lawn. Depending on how your grass is used, what type you have, and where it is situated, you need to cut your lawn to different lengths. Never cut below 1/2 inch. For best results, research the type of grass you have, then follow our guide.

   Great Starter Trimmer
Are you new to using electric trimmers, and not sure what kind you want to use? If so, you may want to consider using the Worx Electric Hedge Trimmer. Here is some first hand information about using one of these great starter trimmers.

   Look After Your Lawnmower Engine
Every time you store your lawnmower, you may be damaging it. The lead-free gas that you use in your lawnmower can thicken when it is stored, and the thickened gas will clog up the carburetor and stop your mower from running. Make sure to run your lawnmower engine dry every summer before you store it.

   Maintaining a Chainsaw
A chainsaw is a great tool to have around the home, but without proper maintenance it can quickly become an expensive paperweight. For the most part maintaining a chainsaw is relatively easy, as long as you keep in mind a few simple things. Here are a few things that you can do to keep your chainsaw in good working order.

   Properly Using a Chainsaw
If you have a chainsaw, or are planning on getting one, then knowing how to properly use it is a vital necessity. Properly using a chainsaw is mainly a matter of using some common sense. Here are some simple guidelines that can help you ensure you know the correct method for using a chainsaw.

   Properly Using a Weed Whacker
Whether you call it by its brand name of Weed Whacker or Weed Eater, a weed whacker is a string or line trimmer, and they all work under the same principle. That is, turn a string or wire fast enough, and it will cut down weeds or grass in its path.

   Using a Power Tiller
Using a power tiller is the most efficient and quickest way to cultivate your soil. Not only used for gardens, power tillers also aerate soil, weed, and break new ground before laying sod. Choose a power tiller based upon the size of land you will till.

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