Top Tools for Spring Clean­ing

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The snow has fi­nally melted and warmer weather has ar­rived.The trou­ble is, all that bril­liant sun­shine has a way of high­light­ing the mess that’s been hid­ing un­der the snow for all th­ese months. Sud­denly your spring clean­ing “to-do” list is look­ing longer than ever.

Now is the time to get out­side and look af­ter those ne­glected lawns and gar­dens to pre­pare for spring flow­ers and green­ery. Three tools are es­sen­tial to make quick work of the task at hand and to keep your out­doors look­ing beau­ti­ful all sum­mer:

Your grass loves the spring sun­shine and will re­spond with rapid growth, so a lawn­mower is vi­tal to keep­ing your lawn look­ing lush and healthy.There are a va­ri­ety of lawn mow­ers to choose from, depend­ing on the size and shape of your out­door space. If you have a large space, you might want to con­sider a self-pro­pelled mower to tackle big jobs with min­i­mal ef­fort. Other popular mod­els in­clude push-mow­ers and en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly elec­tric mow­ers. Take the time to con­sider which mower is best suited to your needs.

Not just for spring main­te­nance, a good drill will help you com­plete small tasks around the out­side (and in­side) of your house. A new drill can also serve as an in­cen­tive to com­plete those DIY projects you’ve been putting off so take a look at the va­ri­ety at any rep­utable tool dealer. Sears Canada tells us, for ex­am­ple, that there are many types of hand drills in­clud­ing pis­tol-grip drills, which are the most com­mon for ev­ery­day use. Heavy­duty tasks might re­quire a ham­mer drill that can power through con­crete or wood. Con­sider your sum­mer projects to make sure you get the best tool for the tasks at hand.

Win­ter salt and mud can wreak havoc on the sur­faces of your home. A pres­sure washer is the best way to re­move the dirt and stains that ac­cu­mu­late around the out­side of your home. Keep your drive­way and deck look­ing clean with a gas or elec­tric pres­sure washer that eas­ily at­taches onto your gar­den hose.The higher the pres­sure, the tougher the clean­ing power. For clean­ing bar­be­cue grills, pa­tio fur­ni­ture and win­dows, elec­tric wash­ers are gen­er­ally lower in pres­sure, are more com­pact and easy to ma­neu­ver.

Less time will be spent work­ing and more time will be spent en­joy­ing the sum­mer­time if you have just the right tools to get jobs done ef­fi­ciently.

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