If you are in love with gardening, you will know what it is to pick the right tools for your garden.

Although it may seem like a simple task, buying the most suitable appliances to groom your garden can be pretty challenging. Several factors must be considered before you start buying.

As a beautiful garden enhances the beauty of the house, it must be nourished with proper care. So it is important to know all the aspects of the garden tools before investing in them.

There are many options available in the market, but it is important to pick the right option that is suitable for your requirement. Here is a buying guide of various types of garden tools to make your garden look wonderful.

Leaf Blower

Oak, Maple or Birch, all types of trees, shed leaves. The leaves create a mess in the garden, and it is important to get rid of them. The easy way to clear the complete mess of accumulated trees in your garden is by using a leaf blower. They are not any seasonal tool and come in handy whenever needed.

 First, know whether you need the leaf blower or not because it is noisy and may disturb your neighbors. It is also important to use the leaf blower correctly because many people just blow the leaves into the walkway from where the leaves will be again blown into their house or their neighbors.

If used correctly, the leaf blower is the best tool to clear the mess present in the garden. But it is important to pick the right leaf blower for your garden. There are many types present in the market; you have to pick the right one that suits your requirement.

Types of Leaf Blowers:

Light-Duty Leaf Blowers

As the name itself says, these are the types of leaf blowers that are helpful to clean places like driveways or decks or small size gardens. Cordless blowers or corded electric booms fall under this category. If you own a small garden, then this is the right choice for you. As they don’t have big fans or motors, the noise is very low and won’t cause any disturbance.

Pros

  • Lighter, easy to carry
  • Compact and don’t occupy much space
  • Cost-effective
  • Noiseless

Cons

  • Not suitable for heavy lawns

Heavy Duty Electric Blowers

When you are going to clean a big lawn, then heavy duty blower is required to carry out the work. The heavy-duty electric blowers consist of 150ft wire which is essential to run over the lawn and clean the leaves. They are quiet and very convenient. Most of the electric blowers consist of vacuum option that lets to store the leaves after cleaning.

Pros

  • Suitable for heavy lawns
  • Cheapest option for cleaning heavy lawns
  • Various features to suit all kinds of gardening needs

Cons

  • Fiddly to use
  • Corded cannot be used to clean leaves present in larger distance

Handheld Gas Blowers

They are heavier, more expensive and noisier gas blowers. They are suitable for yards which are as large as half an acre. They run with the help of Gasoline. Most of the handheld gas blowers don’t have leaf vacuum option this makes it hard to store the leaves after cleaning.

Pros

  • Clean, big lawns
  • Easy to take them to larger distances as they don’t have any power cable

Cons

  • Noisier
  • Regular service needed

Backpack Gas Leaf Blowers

These are similar to the handheld gas leaf blowers, but it can be worn as a backpack which reduces the stress on the hands. They are the heaviest and most powerful leaf blowers that are present in the market. They are for big leaves present in the market. They are noisier compared to other leaf blowers and should be used only if there is a big lawn which is half an acre or more. Using this leaf blower for small lawns is nothing but the waste of money and the huge inconvenience.

Pros

  • Can blow leaf from bigger lawns
  • It can be taken to anywhere

Cons

  • Heavier
  • Noisier

Factors that Affect Buying

Price

The gas blowers come at various prices. It completely depends on the requirement of the user. For small lawns, a compact leaf blower like light duty one is enough, and it is cost-effective compared to the other models.

Corded or Cordless

If you go with electric gas blowers, then you are left with two options.

  • Corded
  • Cordless

Corded leaf blowers can be used for various applications, and they work until the power is supplied to them. The disadvantage with corded leaf blowers is that they must be used up to a limited area. If your garden is filled with trees, bushes and it is tough to navigate through it, then corded leaf blowers are not a choice.

Cordless leaf blowers are compact and can be taken anywhere. But the batteries present in them won’t work for more time and may fall short of your requirement.

Metal Detectors

Metal Detector is an electronic device which is portable. It penetrates through the surface of the ground magnetically to help a person to find any metal beneath the ground. From discarded metal piece to precious jewelry, everything can be detected using a metal detector. Coin, Treasure or Relic Hunting usually takes place on big farms, beaches, lawns, parks, etc. Some of the metal detectors tend to differentiate between the junk and treasure

Features of Metal Detectors

When you check the description of metal detectors there are some terms present in it which are difficult to understand. They are the features that the metal detectors possess. Here is an explanation for all the terms present in the description

Ground Balance

All the types of soil consist some amount of iron in them. This could interfere your search for treasure, jewelry, coins or any other valuables. The ground balance present in the metal detector will help you to bypass the iron present in the soil. There are different types of ground balances.

Automatic

Most of the modern metal detectors have circuitry that detects the unwanted metal and adjusts itself automatically.

Preset

The manufacture presets the ground balance at a certain level and works in mostly all search environments.

Manual

It requires the users to adjust the ground balance every time they are detecting.

There are multiple ground balance metal detectors which allow users to set the ground level automatic or manual according to the requirement.

Discrimination

Discrimination is the ability to detect the type of metals. When you are getting a signal, the discrimination helps you to know whether the signal is coming from trash or treasure. This avoids the efforts of digging up the trash unnecessarily.

Operating Frequency

The operating frequency of a metal detector is the count of the number of times the signal has been received or sent using the metal detector. Most of the regular metal detectors have low frequencies as the metal detectors with high frequency are sensitive and receives the signal from every type of metal irrespective of its size.

Search Depth

The particular depth until which the metal detector can search for coins and other metals is called depth. Metal detectors with low frequency offer more depth compared to that of high frequencies. The depth depends on the search coil size as well as the composition of the soil. The larger the search coil, the deeper it can search.

Sensitivity

It is the ability to notice the metal objects from a distance. It is better to lower the sensitivity to detect the metals accurately.

Target Identification

Target identification is a great feature present in metal detectors. It can distinguish between the types of metals that have been identified. The output comes with a large noise if the item detected is precious and comes with small noise if the item detected is junk.

These are some of the things that must be known by the user before selecting the metal detectors.

Things to consider before buying

Some things must be considered before buying a metal detector.

  • Skill Level-If you don’t have any experience in using the metal detector then it is better if you go for entry-level metal detector
  • Price-Know your budget before buying a metal detector. Most of them are the same cost but if it is your first detector then start with low price one.
  • Use-If you want to use the device for long hours then go for a device with more electronic attributes.

You must decide the model that you want to buy based on these factors.

Pressure Washers

Pressure Washer is the best way to eliminate the dirt and grime present from the surface of the driveways, concrete surfaces, and buildings. Pressure washing is also called as power washing. It is used to clean the surfaces using high-pressure water spray. If you are planning to purchase your first pressure washer, there are many things that you must consider.

The pressure washer needs some extra accessories that must be added. Tap connector to the hose, detergent, and a hosepipe are essential to run a pressure washer. Some people add more accessories to increase the applications of the pressure washer. Some pressure washer chemicals are used to perform a wide range of cleaning tasks.

People add brushes to their power washers to scrub the stains and residues away. While some other people use angles wants to clean the gutters. Using wands can make it easier to clean the exteriors of the home.

Uses of the Pressure Washers

There are many types of applications for pressure washers. Here is a list of varying uses of pressure washers

Light Use

  • Garden Tools
  • Bicycles
  • Motorbikes
  • Garden
  • Rubbish bins

Medium Use

  • Boat cleaning
  • Lawn Mover
  • Guttering
  • Fencing
  • Hot tubs
  • Swimming pools
  • Car Cleaning

Heavy Use

  • Patios
  • Driveways
  • Brickwork
  • Decking

Considerations While Choosing the Right Pressure Washer

Power

The power of the Pressure Washer is an important factor to consider. It completely depends on the usage of the customer. If you want it for light use, then you can select pressure washer with less power and the factor is similar to all types of pressure washers.

Pressure

It also completely depends on your needs. The higher the pressure of the washer, the easier it is to clean the dirt. Pressure and power are directly proportional to each other and if the power is more the pressure of the washer is more. The pressure is measured as bars. The usual pressure washer must have the pressure of 100 bar to 180 bar.

Hose

Some of the pressure washers are heavy. So a longer hose will help you to avoid carrying or wheeling the pressure washer around. It is helpful while cleaning car as you can just move with the hose without any need to carry the complete washer with you while you are roaming around.

Accessories

As stated earlier, the requirement of additional accessories completely depends upon the needs. Each pressure washer comes with different set of accessories, and it is up to the customer to pick the right one according to their requirement.

The additional accessories can be brushes, wands and many more.

Do’s and Don’ts while Using a Power Washer

Do's

  • Read the manufacturers guides neatly
  • Wear long pants, goggles, sturdy footwear
  • Test was a surface patch
  • Start with widest spray angle and reduce the angle after some time.

Don'ts

  • Do not get closer than 6 inches to whatever you are cleaning.
  • Don’t use pressure washer when you are standing on a ladder.
  • Don’t let the engine run for a long time on gas pressure
  • Don’t point the nozzle to any other person, pets or yourselves.
  • Don’t use any extension cords with the electric powered model.

Conclusion

It is important to keep your lawn clean and beautiful always, so getting the best tools to tend to your garden is of utmost importance.

Gardening is considered to be one of the most loved pastime activities by people all over the world. It gives immense pleasure to hobbyists and professionals to see a beautiful garden in full bloom. And suitable garden tools to work with certainly can boost this experience manifold.