Electric Gardening Tools
Gardening is a great way to get out into the fresh air at the same time as reaping the benefits of engaging in a low-intensity cardio workout. Even with today’s range of modern equipment, your muscles and indeed heart can still be at work due to such equipment’s interactive and high-tempo nature. Here is a short list of items gardeners can use to speed up their gardening and keep their gardens looking great all year round.
1. Robot Lawn Mowers
Robot lawn motors are particularly useful if you have a large, flat lawn that can be easily wired around the garden’s perimeter, thus allowing a relatively small device to chomp away at everything within that radius. A robot lawn mower will have a docking point in order to recharge itself if it senses its battery is becoming depleted. It has a series of smaller blades, which means that your grass is getting a more minute and thorough cutting. The cut blades will tend to sink back into the soil, resulting in a more nourished and fertilized lawn over time. Certain models are designed to handle inclined lawns more robustly, having four rather than three wheels. For your part, you can simply sit back and relax while your robot lawn mower does the rest. No more stooping or clenching in order to maneuver a heavy lawn-mower; just sit back and let it do its thing.
These days, there are not only sprinklers available but a variety of sprinklers from which to choose. Fixed sprinklers are what we are perhaps most used to seeing; they are perhaps best for a long, rectangular garden, or at least a squarish garden because they will tend to sprinkle back and forth without any particular variation. Oscillating and rotating sprinklers can better meet the needs of a non-rectangular garden and are not particularly abrasive or harsh on flower beds. Traveling sprinklers will actually move around in your garden, thus ensuring that all parts of your garden receive equal attention. Whichever sprinkler you choose, some sort of electronic timer will mean you can set just how long you are watering your garden. Too much water could end up drowning new shrubs and flowers; too little could up starving them.
3. Robot Weeders
Robot weeders are an excellent step forward in terms of avoiding the excessive use of chemicals in your garden, but also eradicating the ever-present threat of weeds. Such a device will be designed in such a way as to maneuver around your garden on wheels and will cut down anything it senses which isn’t over an inch tall. This way, unwanted weeds will be constantly starved of growth and will die, yet plants will thrive. You can put a protective guard around newly planted plants; you just need to ensure that you have some sort of barrier around your garden in order to give the roving weeder a parameter within which to work.
4. Hedge Trimmers (Quicker Than Manual)
A hedge trimmer can help you to sculpt and mold a hedge in minutes, rather than the hours it takes to do it manually. The dual rows of ‘teeth’ work symbiotically to deftly cut the tender leaves of a hedge; they should not be used for thicker stems or branches because this will end up damaging the trimmer. You should also exercise extreme caution yourself, always moving forwards and sideways, never backward. Never operate it after having consumed any alcohol. It is a potentially lethal weapon so you must very aware of this.
5. Grass Strimmer (Quicker Than Manual)
A grass strimmer is an excellent way of dealing with the edges of your lawn, and with weeds. In each case, a lawn mower isn’t going to do the job so you need assistance. You can opt for blades, plastic or metal, or a nylon feeder which will have to be replaced every so often. In each case, you are targeting a vastly smaller area of turf than a lawn mower, thus are able to zero in on troublesome weeds or focus on the edges of your lawn with a view to achieving a sharply defined cut. In some ways, a strimmer is a lawn mower but on a far smaller and more energized scale. It is far quicker than using a manual edger or seeking to address the weeds in your lawn by hand, one after another.
There are many more handy tools out there which can make gardening enjoyable and not irksome. A most satisfying feeling can be achieved by spending even 30 minutes or 1 hour in your garden, then going indoors and looking at the whole from afar. With all the time we spend looking at screens and sitting on chairs, it can be quite an empowering and therapeutic thing to return to nature, even in our suburban and sheltered way.