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American-Made Lawn Care Tools: Our Five Faves

We are busy people, us Americans. It is true, we are also the most industrious. However, one of the more tragic moments that occur in our daily lives is that we can become overwhelmed by activities that do not benefit our evolution. Simply put, let’s get back to the basics.

Distractions rule our every moment. If it’s not the social media chimes on our cell phones, it’s the constant emails and 24-hour cable news dispatches that steal our minds away from the task at hand. For those of us with a family, we’re whipped into a pure frenzy; there’s the drop-off and pick-up from schools and the negotiation of traffic on our way to do both. And yet, all the while, the natural world remains unattainable. It’s springtime. We should somehow, despite our busy daily schedules, find a way to incorporate the natural world back into our routines. The best way to do this is by planting and nurturing your own garden.        

If you own even more than just a couple hundred feet of grass, you know the old push wagon cutter just won’t cut it (no pun intended). Most Americana would go for the John Deere model of heavy cutting and power – but because of some recent discoveries – they have gone full woke (who saw that coming?)

Instead, let us here at Align recommend Ariens instead. Invented in 1933 by a four generational Wisconsin-based family, Ariens sells a variety of mowers for any size yard. Not only can they handle that new batch of spring-grown grass, but they also sell a variety of high-powered snow blowers as well. 

A couple of other options for home gardening are right at the click of a finger. Try Snapper another American company founded in 1951 with the middle-class homeowner in mind. Then there’s Troy-Bilt from Valley City, Ohio, which manufactures a wide array of mowers and all other sorts of yard equipment.       

Everything about any entrepreneurship requires the proper tools to get the job done right. So goes the same with creating a pastoral landscape all of your own. 

That’s where Bully Tools comes in. Founded in 1994 in Steubenville, Ohio, Bully Tools sources 100% of its products here in the USA. You can order your shovels, spades, rakes, hoes, diggers, and cultivators from this high-quality example of true American know-how.

If you want to avoid blisters, your best bet is to order from one of the last American glove makers here in this fine country – the Sullivan Glove Co. Their hand-sewn ranch gloves are crafted in Bend, Oregon – and they’ve been doing it since 1941. They are the way to go for the heavy lifting.