Aldi Lawn Equipment

If you live in a four-seasons climate that gets a decent amount of rain, like the Midwest United States, you know that once April arrives, the grass starts to grow. Fast. It’s not uncommon in May to be mowing once a week, or more, just to keep up with all the springtime growth.

Aldi, the small-inventory store that still manages to carry many of the things you need right around the time you need them, rolls out some lawn equipment just in time to face down the green uprising. Below is a quick overview of what Aldi sells.

All of these are Special Buys (ALDI Finds), which means that once they’re gone, they’re gone, at least until next year.

Gardenline 21″ Gas 2-in-1 Lawn Mower

Cost: $159.99

Manual: none online yet

Thoughts: This walk-behind gas mower comes with 8″ PVC wheels, a single lever cutting height adjustment, and a toolless air cleaner cover. The engine is a Briggs & Stratton 500e Series, 140cc powered engine along with a Prime N’ Pull starting system. The horsepower puts it more on the lower end of mowers, which means this mower could have some trouble with tall grass and/or grass that is wet compared to higher-end mowers. It’s also a pretty no-frills mower: although it does have a single level cutting height adjustment and will do both side-discharge and bagging, it isn’t self-propelled and doesn’t mulch like a 3-in-1 lawn mower would.

All that said, it’s cheaper than most lawn mowers in its class. It comes with a 2-year warranty.

Gardenline Cordless Trimmer

Cost: $39.99

Manual: 2017 (Part 1), 2017 (Part 2)

Thoughts: This trimmer has a 12″ cutting width, an auto-feeding 16.5′ spool, and an adjustable head that can also be used to convert the trimmer to an edger. It runs on a 1.5Ah 20V lithium-ion battery, which is pretty standard for most cordless trimmers, along with a 3-bar battery life indicator. (You can get bigger, longer-lasting batteries for cordless trimmers, but in our experience they are heavier and can affect the balance of the trimmer, so there’s a trade-off.) The price is competitive with lower-end trimmers online. The battery appears to be interchangeable with the batteries on the hedge trimmer and blower.

Full review: here

Gardenline 20V Hedge Trimmer

Cost: $49.99

Manual: none online yet

Thoughts: Sporting a 22″ cutter bar, this hedge trimmer, like the cordless weed trimmer, this uses a 20V 1.5 Ah lithium-ion battery The price appears to be reasonably competitive for comparably equipped hedge trimmers. The battery also appears to be interchangeable with the cordless trimmer and the blower.

Gardenline Cordless Blower

Cost: $39.99

Manual: 2017 (Part 1), 2017 (Part 2)

Thoughts: This looks like a pretty inexpensive blower compared to other cordless models online, and it appears to run on the same 20V. 1.5 Ah lithium-ion battery as the cordless trimmer and the hedge trimmer.

Gardenline Heavy-Duty No Kink Garden Hose

 

Cost: $14.99

Manual: none online yet

Thoughts: It’s 50′ long, with a crushproof brass coupling and spiral collar to keep things flowing at the spigot. It sports a 5-ply construction, good for up to 375 PSI, and an inner foam core that provides kink-free use. We generally like this hose and the price is very good, although it’s not 100% kink-proof, as we discuss in our review..

Full review: here

Gardenline PRO Series Hose Nozzle Assortment

Cost: $6.99

Manual: none online yet

Thoughts: The nozzles all have plastic over a metal interior. None of them use an index-finger trigger. Instead, they come in three variations: a 10-pattern thumb-control nozzle, a thumb-control nozzle, or a high-flow Fireman Style nozzle that can be run in gentle soaking or high power blasting stream.

Full review: here

The Verdict:

Aldi can offer a surprising range of lawn care equipment for your spring needs, and the prices are, as always, competitive. It’s a little strange going the grocery store route for a lawn mower, compared to a hardware store or even Amazon, but if you’re in need of springtime hardware this might be worth a look. It’s also worth noting that the three cordless products — the weed trimmer, hedge trimmer, and blower — all appear to use the same battery, so if you get more than one of those it may give you some flexibility with regard to batteries.

We’d love to hear consumer feedback on any of these products in the comments.


About Joshua

Joshua writes about a variety of topics, including video games, parenting, and, of course, Aldi. He's also a science fiction novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

One Comment

  1. I bought a inflator from Aldi today and I am trying to find where to buy another battery for it so I can have a spare. It is a workzone inflator.

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