2. Manual Labor
With a long wooden handle and sturdy steel tines, cultivators belong in the arsenal of any serious gardener or landscaper. Often extending lengths up to five or six feet, such tools are most often used to break up weeds and till soil. And due to their size, they enable you to work across a broad expanse without bending or stretching to an uncomfortable degree. What makes the cultivator so handy in the yard also makes it viable for gutter cleaning, at least in a single-story home. Unfortunately, when knocking debris out of your gutter with a cultivator, the gunk has nowhere to land but around your house. So, depending on your aesthetic sensitivities, you might wind up having to clean up all the gutter debris not once, but twice. Another drawback: The cultivator does nothing to eradicate clogs inside the downspouts. In the end, although it’s messy and achieves only partial results, a cultivator can be used in a pinch—but only for single-story homes.
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