5 Backyard Landscaping Projects Made Easy with the Makita Couple Shaft Power Head

Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Couple Shaft Power Head

Spring and summer offer the ideal conditions for yard work. Backyard landscaping is particularly satisfying because a few small improvements can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your yard. The Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Couple Shaft Power Head is the perfect tool for sprucing things up and tackling your landscaping projects.

From the included string trimmer to the optional brush cutter and cultivator, Makita has something for everyone. Let the power head do the hard work by attaching one of six different matching attachments. You can easily take on any of these backyard landscaping projects this summer with the help of the Makita Couple Shaft Power Head kit.

1. Refresh Older Flower Beds with the Makita Cultivator Attachment

 Makita cultivator attachment being used to break up soil

Cultivators are great for established garden beds that don’t need the deep turning of a tiller or plow. If your flower beds are looking past their prime or producing weak growth, compaction is likely limiting root growth. Fluff that soil back up by connecting the Makita cultivator attachment to the couple shaft power head. With the power of two 18-volt batteries, you’ll quickly restore soil texture and reverse the compaction. Toss on amendments like topsoil, garden lime, or fertilizer and run the cultivator over the surface again to quickly mix them into the soil.

2. Experiment with DIY Topiary with the Hedge Trimmer Attachment

 Man using Makita hedge trimmer attachment on the Makita Couple Shaft tool to trim back hedges

Have you ever envied the beautiful shrubbery animals in movies and local botanical gardens? Try your hand at a DIY topiary project with the help of a Makita hedge trimmer attachment. A simple pyramid or circle is the ideal first project and requires only a little trimming every few weeks to maintain. These shapes also work well with a wide range of shrubs and trees and don’t require months of training.

Once you’ve turned a holly tree into a perfect lollipop shape, move on to more advanced shapes like animals and letters. The hedge trimmer attachment quickly removes large areas of shrubbery, leaving you with only a little hand trimming to do to finish the job.

3. Stay on Top of Weeds All Summer Long with the Cultivator and String Trimmer

Makita string trimmer attachment being used to trim down grass

Weeds quickly take over any fresh soil you’ve turned over to plant trees, shrubs, flowers, or vegetable plants. These unwanted plants steal nutrients, water, and sunlight from your landscape, leaving your new plants struggling for survival. Strike back at weeds by gearing up with Makita.

The string trimmer is the first line of defense against weeds that have sprung up between garden beds, around flower beds' edges, and pathways. With a bump feed head, the Makita string trimmer attachment quickly cleans up your backyard. For more extensive weed removal in a vegetable or flower garden, try running the cultivator attachment between beds and along paths to turn up the surface and destroy weed roots.

4. Prune Those Mature Shade Trees with the Extension Shaft and Pole Saw

Prune Those Mature Shade Trees with the Extension Shaft and Pole Saw

Practically every article you find online about reducing summer cooling bills recommends planting shade trees around the home. While it’s easy enough to keep them pruned when they’re first planted, 10 or 20 years of growth puts those limbs and branches well out of reach. Even the Makita pole saw attachment has a limited reach when used only with the couple shaft power head.

Add on the extension shaft, and you’ll be able to reach the majority of limbs and branches that need removal — even on mature shade trees. Prevent damaged branches from harming your tree (and roof and car) with Makita’s help.

5. Fight Invasive Plants with the Makita Brush Cutter Attachment

Makita brush cutter attachment being used to trim back tall grass

Finally, don’t let invasive blackberry, knotweed, dog rose, or poison ivy patches take over your backyard. Fight back with the powerful brush cutter attachment for your Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Couple Shaft Power Head. Vines, brambles, and other tough plants give way easily under the powerful trimming head of the cutter. Thanks to the large shield, you won’t have to worry about any of the debris flying up at you.

With a Makita couple shaft power head on hand and an assortment of attachments, you’re ready to tackle any gardening challenge.

While do-it-yourself projects can be fun and fulfilling, there is always a potential for personal injury or property damage. We strongly suggest that any project beyond your abilities be left to licensed professionals such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and we assume no responsibility or liability for the contents of this article.


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