Nature Abhors a Vacuum, But Not a Good Spring Cleaning

Recently, we suggested several unique gifts to help simplify your indoor spring cleaning. Today, we have a number of unique gift ideas to make outdoor clean-up less of a chore, too.

After the late-winter snows that blanketed much of the nation, your garden, patio, lawn and other exterior areas are more than ready for a spring clean-up. Don’t dread the task: think of it as a way to get longed-for time outdoors. Here, we’ll help make it easier:

Let’s start with this electric power washer – it cleaned more effectively and was the easiest to use in side-by-side tests conducted by The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute. In comparison tests, The Best model removed the most paint from a cement brick, scoured mud from a car rim in only 22 seconds, and cleaned dirt and mold from aluminum siding faster than all other units. Analysts also deemed this power washer the simplest model to use among all tested. 

Imagine how quickly you could clean winter’s grime from your driveway, pool deck, tennis court or garage floor with this extra wide water broom. Seven threaded brass nozzles maintain strong, uniform spray at a constant height for even water distribution. It washes away dirt across a 3′ wide swath, while using only 1/10th the water of a standard garden hose. The swivel rubber casters make it easy to maneuver. 

Out in the yard, bushes and hedgerows are primed for a pruning. This cordless hedge trimmer lets you shape hedges up to 10′ tall while you stand safely on the ground. The shaft adjusts telescopically and locks in place at any length up to 10′ long and the head tilts 135° for easy trimming of hedges of nearly any shape or size. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery eliminates the hassle of running extension cords.

If you still need incentive to get your home’s exterior spiffed up for the season, just remember it’s the first impression visitors get. So it behooves you to clean the cobwebs, wash the windows, touch up the trim, and prune the plants. Then you’ll be ready to enjoy nature’s unique gifts of spring.

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