Today is only the first official day of fall, yet trees are already beginning to show their colors. All it takes now is a brisk autumn wind, and suddenly those color-tinged leaves are all over your lawn and deck.
We have unique gifts to help you take some of the work out of fall yard work and still keep that deck looking fine. You’ll have more weekend time to watch football or enjoy late-season warmth outdoors, cold beverage in hand.
You’ve seen household robot vacuum cleaners…here’s a robotic lawnmower that landscapes autonomously in much the same way. The lawnmower cuts grass in a straight line and changes directions when it reaches an obstruction or virtual wall. Its sophisticated intelligent design enables the robot to generate random cut patterns, navigate narrow passages, and remember up to four outdoor areas. The robot returns to its docking station when it completes cutting the lawn, needs to be recharged, or detects moisture/rainfall.
This push lawn sweeper is a labor-saving unique gift that quickly collects fallen leaves on your yard and driveway without backbreaking raking and uncomfortable stooping. The sweeper’s flexible plastic combs spin rapidly as you push it, grabbing leaves, grass clippings, pine needles and other small detritus. The nylon collection basket lifts out easily for emptying.
Been planning to get a rain barrel? With this one, you don’t have to wait till next year. Unlike common rain collectors that must be drained and stored during the winter, this Canadian-made year-round rain barrel can be kept outdoors 365 days a year. Even if left completely full, the durable plastic barrel won’t crack in temperatures down to -40°F. Its brass spigot accommodates a garden hose so you can wash fall’s filth off your deck the environmentally friendly way.
Before you know it, your fall yard work will be done and you’ll be able to enjoy the unique gifts of a pleasant autumn weekend. Savor these days now because leaves are falling faster than a wildcard chaser’s chances at Octo ber baseball…and temperatures won’t be far behind.