Garden maintenance is the only way to keep your backyard healthy, clean, safe and attractive. Daily gardening chores like watering and weeding require little effort or tools, but when it comes to mulching, you need the right equipment to get the job done.
If you’re tired of splinters and sap stains as you toss fallen leaves and branches into your bin on green-waste day, then you will benefit from shredders and mulchers. These outdoor power tools can help to make that type of work a lot easier for you. When it is illegal to burn or dump your yard waste, a shredder and mulcher make it easy to reduce the pile up of leaves, branches and roots in your backyard.
Electric or petrol mulcher?
Mulchers come in a range of sizes and styles, and their basic function is the same. Electric mulchers are more suited to smaller gardens with branches up to about 4cm in thickness, are lighter than their petrol counterparts, are easy to use and require less maintenance. On the other hand, petrol mulchers are better suited to larger acreages with larger diameter cuttings. They are usually heavier than electric tools but are built from better quality materials and have fewer plastic parts.
Blades or rollers?
This is another thing to consider when it comes to buying your shredder: blades vs. rollers. If you are shredding freshly cut or leafy material, blades will do this job best. A roller will crush and cut the material, while a blade will cut it into small chips.
Other things to help make your decision include your budget, whether your mulcher comes with a collection bag, and how easy it will be to clean.
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