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8 electric landscaping tools to transform your yard

Maintaining an immaculate lawn takes more than love and dedication — it requires the right tools to get the job done quickly and efficiently. But with so many machines on the market, how do you decide which are right for you?

Consumer Reports’ Chief Scientific Officer James Dickerson stated battery-powered tools are superior to those running on gas engines. Dickerson explained the tools that utilize lithium-ion batteries can be recharged, emit “a fraction of the harmful emissions produced by running gas tools,” and are better for the environment.

Simon Mu, the deputy director for the clean vehicles and fuels group at the Natural Resources Defense Council, added, “These little lawn tools with two-stroke engines [gas-powered engines] are, in some cases, putting out 20 to nearly 300 times the emissions of a car.”

Now that you know the importance of investing in rechargeable tools, it’s time to go shopping. Here are eight electric lawn tools that will transform the way you take care of your yard.

1. Don't just mow — mulch!

2. Mow any time

3. Keep it neat

4. Stay in control

5. More bang for your buck

6. Don't feel intimidated

7. The perfect combo?

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