If you’re a landscaper, groundskeeper, or gardener, then you already know how physically challenging working the soil can be on your body. Naturally, you are always on the lookout for tools which can make your job easier.
Wheelbarrows and yard carts are a common sight in gardens and landscaping sites, as they are convenient tools for transporting materials and garden debris around a worksite. However, they do have their limitations.
The Wheelbarrow and Yard Cart Disadvantage
A fully loaded wheelbarrow can be awkward and unstable when you have loaded it to capacity. The weight can be a hindrance when all you are trying to do is return dug up soil to its original location. A single wheel on the front also means that a smaller person may have trouble balancing a full load.
Yard carts, with their four wheels, are more stable than a wheelbarrow, but they do present the problem of double-handling when loading and unloading soil. They are also even more difficult to accommodate when working in narrow or confined spaces.
Another disadvantage of the wheelbarrow and the yard cart is they both require more back work to fill when using a shovel because they are both raised much higher than surface level. There is a better way.
The Lawnsaver – A More Efficient Tool
The Lawnsaver can replace both your wheelbarrow and your yard cart for many landscaping and gardening jobs.
When using a Lawnsaver, you are digging out soil and placing it on a surface that is at ground level. As a result, you are using much less energy when using a shovel, and it’s also a lot easier on your back.
Sure, you could always pile the soil directly onto the ground, but no matter how much you scrape, some will get left behind and leave the finished site looking messy.
Lawnsavers are stackable and lightweight, so they are easy to move around a work site. Place several Lawnsavers in a line, and you have a straight edge to use as a guide for your trench or garden border.
As you dig the trench, you are using much less energy because you are not raising each shovelful as high as you would with a wheelbarrow or cart.
When you are done with the trench and are ready to return the soil, all it takes is for you to tip the Lawnsaver up using the conveniently placed handholds. Every grain of soil returns from whence it came without you having to do more backbreaking shovel work.
Yard carts and wheelbarrows will probably always have their place in the landscaper or gardener’s toolset, but for jobs requiring removal and replacement of soil, the Lawnsaver has no equal. They are also lightweight, stackable, and take up next to no room when stored.