Landscaping Tips with Toro | Ready for the 4th

We have been busy prepping our home and landscaping for the holiday weekend. Toro’s all new PowerPlex™ 40V Max* Lithium Ion Products made the project a little easier.

Our home is twenty years old, and our landscaping is starting to show its age.  Although we will eventually need to replace much of it, we are trying to work with what we have for now which involves lots of trimming.

I began by trimming the hedges and bushes with Toro’s Power Plex hedge trimmer.  I have always used an electric trimmer and dealt with a cord that was always too short and would miss spots.  However, Toro’s Power Plex Hedge Trimmer is battery powered, and it reached wherever I needed to go!

The 24-inch trimmer is sturdy and has a 90° rotating handle.  It also has reduced vibrations because of a dual-action cutting system, and the battery allows up to 60 minutes of run time.  I was able to trim all of the bushes and hedges in my front yard on using one battery!

We mulched this past spring, and the last thing I wanted was a bunch of clippings messing up our pretty mulch.  My husband suggested I lay down some old sheets to catch the trimmings, and it worked amazingly well.

There was no raking (and loss of mulch).  I just rolled up the sheets with the clippings and dumped them.  It was so easy!

After I had all the bushes and hedges trimmed, we began working on our overgrown trees.

We have several smaller ornamental trees around the house that needed trimming as well as a larger cluster of trees off the side of our home that had fairly low hanging limbs.

I put my husband to work with the Toro Power Plex Chainsaw, and I think he had a little too much fun cutting down branches.

The chainsaw (like the hedge trimmer) is battery-powered, and it is amazingly powerful!

The Toro chainsaw has a no-pull easy start – it runs on just the push of a button.  It ran only using one battery the entire time my husband was trimming trees, and it has tool-free chain tensioning (adjust by turning knobs with fingers).  It also has reduced kickback – chain, bar tip indicator, chain brake, and metal bucking teeth.

We had a pretty massive pile of limbs and branches by the time our tree trimming was complete.

Our town picks up landscaping clippings for free – we just have to set them out on the road.

Besides having well-groomed landscaping, we also ended up with a nice little pile of logs for our firepit.

The next evening we had the most gorgeous rainbow appear over our newly manicured landscaping:

We are ready for the holiday weekend thanks to Toro!

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*This post is a sponsored post by Toro. I take pride in reviewing only products that fit my brand and will be beneficial to my readers. And while this post is sponsored, all the opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I’m not sure why you think you have to replace all the landscaping. Unless your trees and shrubs are diseased. The photo with all the stacked wood shows some dark color in the center of the wood – is that signs of a disease? We only trim during certain times of year you didntdidn’t specify which species you were trimming and if it was the appropriate time.

    • Hi Sharon! First off, I am not an expert in this area. However, our shrubs are in terrible shape and do need replaced (there’s just always something else that needs done more). Besides keeping them shaped with trimming, I painted them to make them look better: http://sincerelysarad.com/painting-plants/ The pile of wood came from a little cluster of trees on the side of our home. They are not looking the best, but they’re our hammock trees, and we will replace them – someday! Also, I do usually trim in the spring and fall, but this post required a summer post date (and we’ve had a cooler summer). I hope you have a great 4th of July!

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