While the world searches for alternative fuels and the car industry transitions towards electric vehicles, you can feel ahead of the curve when it comes to taking care of your yard. Thanks to companies like Ryobi and Dewalt, you can find the power you love from gas-powered equipment in an environmentally friendly battery-powered tool.
No matter the season, no matter the tool, there’s an electric alternative ready for you. Electric tools have come a long way over the years, giving you the results and dependability you’ve come accustomed to from your gas-powered tools.
Whether you need to clean the side of your house or your car, a pressure washer is an excellent investment for homeowners. Ryobi provides a cordless unit that pumps out 1,500 PSI. Home Depot is offering it with two 5.0 Ah batteries for $500. If you’re looking for something smaller and less powerful, Sun Joe provides an affordable unit that comes with a high rating and zero frills.
Rototillers and Cultivators
If you’re looking for something to help with your gardening this year, look no further than this Earthwise Cordless Tiller/Cultivator. It comes in about $40 less than Ryobi’s competitor, it’s lightweight, and it has a long-lasting battery to get your project finished. Mantis also provides a high-powered option that deploys three-position wheels.
Electric lawnmowers have been around for quite a bit at this point, but they’re constantly improving. Ryobi boasts an extensive lineup of highly rated mowers, like this self-propelled mower or, if you have expansive property, consider their riding mowers, like this battery-operated, 38-inch option. While Ryobi may seem to have a stranglehold on the electric mower market, don’t miss great products from Toro and EGO’s newest electric mower.
A powerful leaf blower can be a game-changer. Whether you’re clearing leaves during northeastern autumn or clearing off a dusting of snow, they’re a versatile companion in the yard. Again, Ryobi touts quite the lineup of options. This option with variable speeds is a top seller at Home Depot.
So, you’ve mowed the lawn or cleared the leaves and pressure washed your house and driveway, and yet your house is missing something. Then you look down and notice the edges of your lawn are all over the place. Not to worry: there are numerous options for battery-operated trimmers. Milwaukee offers an option for $300, which is also compatible with a number of attachments, including a pole saw.
Fall has come and gone, now it’s time to forget the leaves and think about clearing the snow from your driveway. EGO provides this bestseller that will make clearing your driveway a breeze. However, if you’re interested in a less expensive option, look to this reliable Ryobi package that includes two batteries and a charger.
The world of battery-powered tools is growing and improving by the day, so don’t wait to find the right tools for your yard. For beginners, look towards a brand like Ryobi that has something for each of your outdoor needs, but don’t pass up great opportunities from Dewalt, EGO, or Milwaukee. Also, if you’re a first-time homeowner, consider buying all of your tools from the same brand if their batteries are compatible across tools.