also for the versatility of the power washer. My second choice for springtime tools would be the lowly shovel. Could it be that earth and dirt moving is the most common activity partaken in the spring? Perhaps you could go right through the gamut of digging or earth moving tools--round shovels, flat shovels, hand trowels, metal rakes, etc. You'd have no shortage of folks at the garden centers to tell you what's what,how it works, and what it's used for. Have fun.