One of the joys of retirement that many people look forward to is the spare time you will have available to spend working on the garden or looking after the exterior of your property. Often the outdoor space becomes neglected as it finds the jobs which need doing get shunted down the pecking order or their simply isn’t enough time to get them all done.
Once you retire you will have a lot more spare time to spend on these tasks or it could be that the daylight hours which were denied to you whilst you were at work are yours again and so you want to use them to get more done outside. Being productive whilst enjoying a warm summers day is a great way to get useful things done whilst keeping fit and healthy and taking in the fresh air.
It’s fair to say though that no one wants to make their life harder than is necessary. There are some very helpful tools which you can purchase which can make your life much easier. Here’s a few of my top recommendations.
Sit on Lawn Mower
Mowing the lawn can be a time-consuming job, particularly if you have a sizeable lawn or large area of outdoor space. The grass can quickly become overgrown and is a constant task which never goes away. For many people it can be quite physically demanding as lawn mowers are often quite heavy or cumbersome to use. If the space which needs mowing is considerable the chances are that you will need a generously sized mower unless you want to be emptying it out every 10 minutes.
Not only this but lugging a lawn mower around can end up causing back and joint pains over time so what better way to do it than whilst sitting down. If you can afford it and the space warrants it a sit on mower will be a great investment. The job of cutting the grass will become so much easier and with this you will likely be more inclined to keep your grounds in a more pristine condition.
A High Pressure Washer
Let’s move onto something a bit more multi-purpose. Whereas sit on mowers are clearly restricted in their use, a pressure washer will stand you in good stead for a myriad of jobs.
They are relatively inexpensive tools and yet they will be regularly put to use for all sorts of things such as washing the car, cleaning the exterior of your house including decking and patios, prepping objects to be repainted and many, many more things. You can even turn the pressure setting right down and use one (without detergent, mind) to water your plants and trees.
They are so simple to use and easy to maintain too. If you purchase high pressure cleaners which are well built and from reputable manufacturers you can expect to have a multi-purpose tool which will help you to do all manner of jobs for years to come.