It takes work to keep the outside of your home looking good. That’s why we’ve got the most versatile selection of power equipment in the Indiana and Western Ohio areas. Gillman Home Center carries power equipment including mowers, trimmers, edgers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. From gas power, battery power to electric power we can give advice on what might be best for you based on budget and the size of your project. Any time of the year, there is always something to clean, remove, trim, rake, or mow. The associates in our power equipment or lawn and garden department can help by answering questions to any concerns you may have.
Pick the Right Machine for Your DIY Project
Once it’s warm enough and the grass has grown to where it needs a cutting, it’s time to mow! Gillman Home Center has gas-powered lawn mowers to help you. Push mowers typically have a cutting length of 22”-24” giving you a wider area to get the job done faster. Some lawn mowers provide power to the wheels and some are self-propelled. Most types of mowers have a bag attached some even do mulching for you.
Some tips: avoid cutting your lawn too short. This is called scalping and can make it vulnerable to disease and weed infestation. If you already have a lawnmower don’t forget to check the blade and get it sharpened yearly if needed. A dull edge blade makes rough, ragged and uneven edges. Adjust the height of you mower as the season goes on. In the summer, adjust it higher to allow the grass to grow a little longer to protect the soil and shade it. In the winter, adjust it low to avoid snow mold from forming.
As a homeowner in Indiana or Ohio, taking care of your own lawn can be satisfying. It can look completely professional with the right power tools. If you prepared your lawn in the fall there should be little to do when spring hits. The most important thing to do is let the sun and rain hit the soil and grass and let it grow. Don’t start to early, even though you may be itching to get out there, your lawn needs time to grow new shoots and not be killed by mowing to early. Start with a rake. Just like you ended in the fall, now you are cleaning up old leaves and thatch that may have accumulated during the winter months. During this process, you can find any patches and purchase some grass seed to plant for those areas. If your yard is too compacted you can aerate your yard to help loosen the soil and leave room for more growth.
Trimmers, Edgers, and Blowers to Finish the Task
Whether you choose gas, battery or electric power lawn tools, all of these can help you catch or trim every strand of grass that still needs removed. Some tasks only need hand tools, but some need more power to get the job done. Use a trimmer to finish the lawn where your mower just can’t reach or is hard to maneuver around. Powered edgers help make your yard neat. Use it in your garden or to keep the grass from growing over so you can keep a perfect perimeter and be the envy of the neighborhood. A blower can easily help remove grass clippings, leaves and other foreign objects that just need removed. They are lightweight and usually only operate using one hand. They have a concentrated air power and some even have a vacuum attachment.
Picking the Perfect Chainsaw
Whether it’s residential or commercial, there is a chainsaw for everyone. There are gas, electric, battery-powered, and even pole saws to trim high limbs in trees. If planning on cutting a lot of trees and frequently then a gas powered chain saw should be your pick. They range from 12”-24” and can definitely make your job faster. If you are cutting small trees and using your saw occasionally then an electric or battery-powered saw might be the choice for you. The benefit of an electric or battery-powered chain saw is that the motor requires little to no maintenance. Have some pesky tree limbs? A pole saw is for those troublesome limbs and for pruning purposes. It is basically a mini saw on the end of a pole that extends.
Snow Blowers and Electric Snow Shovels for the Winter Months
No matter how you look at it, a power snow blower or electric snow shovel can make your winter months much more bearable and less back-breaking. Depending on the size of your driveway and sidewalks, we have options for you at Gillman Home Center. There are single stage, two stage and three stage blowers all varying in widths and features. Snow blowers can be gas or electric and some are even self-propelled. Electric snow blowers can be corded or cordless. So no matter the inches of snow, the job can get done with ease.
Don‘t wait until the snow is done falling in the midwest, get out and snow blow if the snow gets to 6” or less this will help the machine to not have to work as hard and it will throw the snow further. There will be fewer clogs and hopefully you won’t break a belt. If using a gas model use fresh winter blend gas to prevent hard starts. Don’t forget the pre-season maintenance each year. Get it ready for action by installing new spark plugs, changing the oil and checking the condition of the belts to make sure they aren’t frayed or torn.
We usually start stocking snow blowers in October. So shop early at any of our Gillman Home Center Indiana or Ohio locations and look for great deals before the snow actually hits. Power equipment varies by store. See store for details. Items can be special ordered, with FREE-Ship-To-Store.