Yard maintenance – stocking up on the garden tools

When clearing out my garden shed, something hit me. The major noticeable thing I saw was a distinct lack of tools hanging from the wall, and certainly nothing of note in regards to pruning and trimming back plant life in the garden. So on Thursday, I have set aside $600 dollars to go shopping for various garden tools including pole saws, some spades, forks, and some new grass seeds to repair the dying grass from lack on sunlight.

The idea is to stop this discoloration of grass by trimming back the trees using a (hopefully), popular, highly rated pole saw. Time will tell whether or not I make the right decision on that front, as I simply have no idea what to look for, other than vague information relating to bar and reach measurements, alongside the power type of either gas or electric.

Hopefully by looking at various buying guides around the web, I will find what model and brand is right for what I need. The reason I’m choosing a pole saw over say, a chain saw? Well I have a fear of heights, and getting up on a ladder with a power tool just doesn’t appeal to me. I think people that do that type of work are insane anyway, but not to worry, with the additional reach, my feet will be firmly, and safely it should be added, on the ground.

The fork and spades will be the additional smaller tools I need to give the flower bed a makeover, as well as digging up the old grass and turning it over to plant new seeds, making use of the new found sunlight, once the pruning and trimming work is done on the biggest trees in the garden. That’s a little way off yet, but there is no harm in planning right?

The fences will also need replacing as the last storm that blew in from the coast has loosened several of them, so I will either be hiring a builder to re plan the fence posts, or I will be finding time to do that myself to save money. The major expense here will no doubt be the pole saw, but I think it will be a long term investment as the trees will be bound to of grown back by next winter, and require more cutting and trimming on the branches.