I mentioned a few weeks ago how shoulder and hand problems have meant less gardening is happening here lately. That got me thinking… surely there must be an easier way to neaten up the edges to the flower beds and sweep away debris from my flower pots in the yard.
Yes! There is!
First off, this battery powered lawn trimmer.
It is so incredibly light…. much lighter than a garden spade. And it works! I was surprised at how quickly I could whizz round all the beds after the mowing had been done. Within ten minutes it all looked tidy again. No bending, no sore hands from cutting or pulling at grass, and it saved me about an hour’s work. And very quiet.
It is a great tool for tricky corners of the lawn, around trees or shrubs, and also for weeds growing up through paving or gravel. It is telescopic with an extra adjustable handle for stability. Very little hand pressure is needed to operate the motor and I can swap easily from the right to the left hand.
The little plastic blades look harmless enough but cut through weeds and some thicker grass too. Perfect for edges!
Secondly, the Einhell battery powered leaf blower.
This is quick and quiet and is meant for light clean-ups of patios etc. Doesn’t work well on larger or wet leaves, but for dispersing dust and petals it is perfect. Also much better than sweeping with a broom or bending down with a dustpan and brush. And with the light battery my shoulders much prefer this to our heavier petrol one that I can never get to start for me!
It has adjustable speeds,1 to 6, but I find you need 6 to move things best.
These were an excellent investment which I would recommend to anyone trying to save themselves a bit of bending and trimming. Both my tools use the same batteries and charger, so I can be using one while the other charges and swap the battery I am using from one tool to the other while outside.
The lightweight trimmer especially bowled me over!
Although Einhell is a German company I still had to wait a while for the products as supplies are all haywire right now. Maybe something for your Christmas wishlist? 😉
For more information, take a look at their website, which is in English as well as German:
By the way, I did not get paid for writing this post and am not affiliated to the company in any way. But I do recommend their products. They produce a wide range of simple high quality tools such as saws, drills, water pumps, generators and hedge cutters. My Man of Many Talents has a few of their products too. 😃
What is the best tool you have for your garden chores? Any good recommendations?
Have a good week everyone, and happy gardening!