Your Yard Is a Mess if You Don't Already Own These 5 Tool Deals

By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor

If good fences make good neighbors, good lawns make good neighborhoods. Enhance the look of your lawn — and entire street — with this roundup of the best home and garden deals to get your yard in order.

  1. Craftsman 22" Front-Drive Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
    Store: Sears
    Price: $254.99 via coupon code "CSO5TFLG" with free in-store pickup EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $145

    Is It Worth It?: Considering the price low, this machine might very well be the best lawn mower for that ever-growing yard. Although we saw it for $3 less three weeks ago, this is currently the lowest price we could find for any 160cc self-propelled 22" mower. And isn't $254.99 a small price to pay to stop the neighbors from talking? A bonus: this mower comes with a dust-blocker grass bag, so your family members can no longer use allergies as an excuse to get out of lawn chores.

  2. Black & Decker 17" Electric Hedge Trimmer
    Store: Sears
    Price: $14.79 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: Although a hedge provides privacy to a backyard, there can be too much of a good thing. If it gets too tall, the garden loses its sunlight, and if it gets too thick, the neighbors can't be heard through it. Maintaining that hedge doesn't have to be a chore with this corded electric hedge trimmer at an all-time low price of $14.79. It features a lock-on/lock-off switch and rust resistant blades.

    Also available from Sears is the Craftsman 15" 5.5-amp Electric Weed Trimmer, which has a price of $23.49 via coupon code "CSO5TFLG". With free in-store pickup, that's $7 under our February mention and the lowest price we've seen for this trimmer which features a 5.5-amp motor, 15" cutting path, and 3-position head. Order soon, as this deal ends May 29 at 8 am ET.

  3. Craftsman 25cc Gas Blower
    Store: Sears
    Price: $99.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $60

    Is It Worth It?: This machine might seem most appropriate for fall, but there will be plenty of opportunities to use it during the summer as well, keeping that patio clear of the leaves that fall when squirrels run from tree to tree and birds root through the feeder for their favorite seeds. This machine features a 210 mph maximum air speed, 450 cfm maximum air volume, pull start system, and variable speed trigger. Strap it on and feel like a Ghostbuster, fearing no debris as everything littering the pavement just blows away.

  4. Bow Rake with Fiberglass Handle
    Store: Sears
    Price: $2.47 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $8

    Is It Worth It?: To clean up the lawn, or prepare a bed of dirt for planting, pick up this Editors' Choice rake deal; it's $8 off and within pennies of the best price we've seen for any such rake, though it was slightly less a week ago. It's available for in-store pickup only and with stock varying by ZIP codes, so reserve this sturdy and versatile tool now.

    Also available for in-store pickup only is this Long Handle Round Point Shovel with Fiberglass Handle for $2.47. With two yard basics going for so cheap, it might be time to get rid of anything with a peeling wood handle or misshapen prongs.

  5. Heartland Stratford 12-Foot x 8-Foot Saltbox Engineered Wood Storage Shed
    Store: Lowe's
    Price: $858 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $536
    Expires: June 3

    Is It Worth It?: Featuring 96 square feet of storage space, 64" double doors, two 8-foot shelves, pegboard, and an 8-foot workbench, this deal provides a reason to bring that spring cleaning fervor from the house to the garage, creating order from madness and potentially ending that feud with the neighbor over a borrowed rake that was "never returned." This simple structure is available for $536 under the lowest price we could find for a similar shed elsewhere.

    Don't like the soft gray color? Give it a new coat of paint with this sale on paint tools available from Home Depot, so the outside of the house looks as tidy and coordinated as the inside.

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DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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