Extension poles: Increase the reach of attachments like the pole saw and hedge trimmer.
A. Dethatcher: Steel tines rip pull up the dead thatch layer in a 22-inch-wide swath. About $300; ECHO
B. STIHL extensions: Offers two extensions, both providing 37 inches of reach. Steel (shown), about $65; and the much lighter carbon fiber extension, about $130; STIHL
C. Electric starter: Start your Troy-Bilt electric-start-capable trimmer with the flick of a switch and forget about pulling the ripcord. About $40; Troy-Bilt