Outdoor Power Equipment Portland ME

Local resource for outdoor equipment in Portland, ME. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to tractors, debris loaders, trimmers, mowers, blowers, hedge trimmers, and chainsaws, as well as advice and content on lawn equipment and garden equipment.

Jordan Equipment Company
(207) 797-2240
18 Blackstrap Rd
Falmouth, ME
 
Allen, Sterling & Lothrop
(207) 781-4142
191 U.S. Route 1
Falmouth, ME
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Estabrook's Color Spot
(207) 396-5301
571 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
Products / Services
Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Conifers / Evergreens, Groundcovers, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Skillin's Greenhouses
(800) 348-8498
201 Gray Road
Cumberland, ME
Products / Services
Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Cutting Tools, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipment - New, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh P…

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Estabrook Farms & Greenhouses
(207) 846-4398
337 E Main St
Yarmouth, ME
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Drip Irrigation Supplies, Equipment - …

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Broadway Gardens Greenhouse
(207) 772-0415
1640 Broadway
South Portland, ME
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Skillin's Greenhouses
(800) 244-3860
89 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Cutting Tools, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipment - New, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fiber Containers, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers - Fresh, Flowers, Foliage &…

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Ossipee Trail Gardens
(207) 839-2885
333 Ossipee Trail
Gorham, ME
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Estabrook's
(207) 846-4398
337 East Main Street
Yarmouth, MA
Products / Services
Annuals, Conifers / Evergreens, Groundcovers, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

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Plainview Farm
(207) 829-5004
529 Mountfort Rd.
North Yarmouth, ME
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Organic F…

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Outdoor Power Equipment | Safety tips for lawn and garden outdoor power equipment

Safety tips for lawn and garden outdoor power equipment

Outdoor power equipment items are the workhorses of landscaping and lawn maintenance. While small gardens might be managed with hand tools, at some point, almost every yard needs the help of chain saws, power trimmers, lawn mowers or other lawn and garden outdoor power equipment.

Types of Outdoor Power Equipment

A lawn mower is one of the most common types of equipment used for yard maintenance. The walk-behind mower is probably the most popular for residential use, but for homeowners with extensive lawn areas or who are unable to push a lawn mower, riding mowers come in a variety of styles and prices.

Power trimmers are very handy in landscapes with hedges , as trimming a multitude of hedges with hand pruners is a recipe for blisters. Lawn edgers make trimming the scraggly edges of a freshly-mown lawn into a snap. Some edgers and trimmers have extensions so they can be used to reach high branches or plants in hard-to-access locations.

Chain saws come in electric and gas-powered models; if you don't have access to an outdoor power source, you will most likely be limited to a gas-powered chain saw. Electric chain saws are generally quieter, lighter and easier to start, but they have less power than gas-powered chain saws. Always wear protective clothing when using a chain saw, including:

  • Hard hat
  • Leg protection
  • Gloves with a good gripping surface
  • Eye protection, including side shields
  • Hearing protection like earmuffs or earplugs
  • Shoes or boots with steel toes

In areas that receive significant winter snow, a snowblower (also called a snow thrower) is almost essential for clearing paths and driveways. Snowblowers come in a range of sizes and power capacities, so determine the amount of snow to be cleared, as well as the frequency with which it needs to be cleared, to select the right one for the job.

How to Buy Outdoor Power Equipment

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