The most difficult time to care for a garden is the winter. Luckily, there are plenty of equipment options for this rough time of year. These blowers are the most common tool for the winter. They help to clear ice off which could kill the grass. They are also helpful for sidewalks and driveways, which is useful for safety with walking and driving.
Besides the snow blower, most of the other lawn care equipment won't be used again until spring, when the grass and plants start to grow again. It is good to maintain the equipment through the winter; however, to make sure it is in working order when you need to use it in the spring. The number of options of commercial equipment available that make gardening care easy for people of any age, ability, and mobility is huge.
Besides the effort that is saved by use of equipment, valuable time can be saved too. This is especially important for people who work long hours or who travel often, and cannot find the time to do their yard work. For anyone who has a fair sized lawn, this snow removal equipment will help to keep your grass short and looking as good as possible. Also, combined with a trimmer, you can tidy up the edges of the lawn perfectly too. During certain seasons dead leaves can be a problem on your garden; especially if there are a lot of trees nearby.
However, you do not need to fret as a leaf thrower can easily sort this problem out. If you suffer terribly from weeds, which a lot of people do, then a weed trimmer would be the perfect solution to this problem and it is a quick way to do it too. Lots more peoples are holding Ariens snow blower. Is this bias or are they that good? Personally I seem to be leaning towards them myself. But I wonder if its the post here doing that to me. As I haven't heard much about them locally from people I talk to.
All positive reviews are from online. I have heard good reviews about the toro locally tho. So I am stuck on the positive reviews on these machines. This year only one dealer locally sells them. It seems home depot dropped the line or at least here they did. Which makes me wonder why? to much troubles? I personally think that Toro and others gave them an exclusive deal, who knows.
But it does make me wonder. The things that make me wonder about Ariens snow blowers are the chute controls. Not are easy to use as the Toro.
But it is all steel, which seems to be a plus in my mind. The triggers do seem quite a bit stiffer then the Toro, not to keen on that. Plus the springs that move the chutes make a lot of squeaking. Need some grease maybe, but will these seize up in the future? The Toro snow blower looks great.
I like the joystick. The blower joystick works the best of the Ariens and Toro. At least from my experience with showroom testing.
It gets very cold here and I can just see me in a hurry or tugging to hard and snap. Now what? No chute control and how long for it to be fixed. Plus I have a car, and would have to arrange transport of it. No, dealers here do not pickup or drop off without a charge.
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