Outdoor Power Tools Every Homeowner Needs for Yard Maintenance

Maintaining a well-manicured lawn requires more than just passion; it demands the right tools for the job. New homeowners may question what landscaping tools they need for yard maintenance. This STIHL guide has the answers.

Investing in the Right Tools

There are plenty of outdoor power equipment options on the market. Without proper knowledge, homeowners may invest in tools that aren't the right fit for their yard maintenance needs.

Here is a STIHL guide of our recommended outdoor power tools for beginners to help build their essential tool kit and achieve their landscaping goals.

Use our interactive STIHL Consult tool to build your personal STIHL tool lineup.

Know Your Power Source

Whether you prefer gas or battery power, STIHL has outdoor power equipment options that meet your wants and needs.

STIHL Gas Power

Our fuel-efficient, gas-powered engines deliver impeccable performance, as well as the power that STIHL is known for. With STIHL gas-powered outdoor power equipment, you'll have everything you need to get the job done.

STIHL Battery Power

Batteries within the AK Homeowner Battery System can be used with all the tools within the system—including blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, mowers, and trimmers. STIHL battery-powered tools also deliver the performance and power customers have come to expect from STIHL.

Lawn Mowers

Push Mowers

Landscaping starts with the grass. STIHL walk-behind lawn mowers offer powerful grass-cutting performance with comfortable operation.

STIHL battery mowers feature:

  • 36-volt lithium-ion technology
  • Instant startup
  • Zero exhaust emissions
  • Low-noise operation
  • Long run times
  • Easy storage

STIHL gas mowers feature:

  • Innovative mono-comfort handlebar
  • Polymer grass bag
  • Seven cutting height adjustments
  • Aluminum mowing deck for durability
  • Vario drive to easily dial in walk speed
  • Kohler engine for powerful performance

STIHL offers a range of options for walk-behind mowers, including push or self-propelled models with different features that meet a variety of preferences.

Find the right push or walk-behind mower for you using our Lawn Mower Buying Guide.

Zero-Turn Mowers

Zero-turn mowers are an ideal mowing solution for homeowners who:

  • Want a more comfortable mowing experience
  • Have obstacles that require a small turn radius
  • Want to be more efficient with their mowing time

Equipped with a powerful Briggs & Stratton® engine and a durable commercial-grade mowing deck, STIHL homeowner gas-powered zero-turn mowers deliver exceptional cut quality, comfort, and performance.

Find the right zero-turn model for you using our Lawn Mower Buying Guide.


STIHL chainsaws can be used for a variety of cutting tasks that need the power of a machine, like:

  • Cutting firewood
  • Limb cleanup
  • Storm cleanup
  • Precision pruning

STIHL chainsaws are legendary for the quality and performance they provide users year after year. From the original gas-powered chainsaw to our innovative battery chainsaws, no matter the cutting job at hand, there’s a STIHL chainsaw to get it done.

Find the right chainsaw for you using our Chainsaw Buying Guide.


Use a trimmer to tackle weeds and overgrown grass with ease. Make quick work of those hard-to-reach areas mowers leave behind like along driveways or flower beds.

STIHL grass trimmers are:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Powerful
  • Comfortable to operate

Homeowner trimmers are available in both gas and battery power, as well as either loop-handle or bike-handle styles. All options are loaded with features designed to save you time and effort when trimming around your house.

Find the right trimmer for you using our Trimmer Buying Guide.

Hedge Trimmers

From shaping small shrubs to sculpting large hedges, STIHL gas hedge trimmers and STIHL battery hedge trimmers help homeowners keep their landscaping in shape.

STIHL hedge trimmers are available with a range of reach options, including:

  • Arm's length
  • Fixed length
  • Telescoping

These options allow users to take on a wider range of trimming tasks.

Find the right hedge trimmer for your landscaping needs using our Hedge Trimmer Buying Guide.


STIHL gas blowers and STIHL battery blowers help homeowners clean up yard debris around their property using strong blowing force.

Here's how STIHL blowers work best for property and yard maintenance:

  • Blow grass trimmings
  • Clear debris from sidewalks
  • Gather leaves into piles
  • Clean gutters
  • Blow out garages and workshop floors
  • Clear light snow

Almost all homeowner blowers are compatible with STIHL vacuum and gutter cleaner kits, making them even more useful around the home.

Find the perfect leaf blower for you using our Leaf Blower Buying Guide and read our Leaf Blower Safety Tips.

Pressure Washers

STIHL homeowner pressure washers are what you need for heavy-duty cleaning of your house, driveways, decks, and more.

They deliver high water pressure that can work through the toughest cleaning tasks, like cleaning:

  • Driveways and sidewalks
  • Decks and patios
  • Home exteriors
  • Fences
  • Vehicles
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garage floors

STIHL offers a variety of pressure washer attachments and accessories to match the job and get the most out of your cleaning.

Find the perfect pressure washer for you using our Pressure Washer Buying Guide.

Protective and Work Wear

STIHL offers a full line of protective apparel that works as hard as you do. We have you covered with:

  • Work gloves
  • Eyewear
  • Hearing protection
  • Chainsaw protective clothing
  • Chainsaw chaps

Tool Maintenance

Before you put your STIHL outdoor power tools to work, make sure you’ve prepared them for your workload. This checklist of proper maintenance tips will help get your equipment ready to run and perform at its best.

Shop online or visit your local STIHL Dealer to start putting together your personal outdoor power tool lineup.

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