Five Essential Lawn Care Tools for Homeowners
February 16, 2017
Every homeowner needs a basic set of lawn care tools, especially if you’re the do-it-yourself type. Having the following six lawn care tools close at hand can help you create the lawn and landscape you want. Read on to learn more about the essential items you need.
1. Lawn Mower
First and foremost, you need a lawn mower. There are an infinite number of models out there, so make your choice based on your budget and the size of your lawn. Lawn mowers can have a hefty price tag attached, so the numerous options work in your favor. Mower types range from manual reel mowers (for small lots) to motorized walk-behind models (for average-sized lots) to riding mowers (for larger properties).
2. Pruning Shears
Used mainly for small tree and shrub pruning, a good pair of hand-held pruners should be able to cut through twigs and branches with ease. Lopping pruning shears are used for thicker branches. You can also use shears to cut through twine and burlap. Grass or edging shears are specifically designed to edge garden beds by pushing soil away from the edges of your grass.
Rakes aren’t just for autumn. Use them to clear leaves and debris from your lawn at all times of the year. Spring is a great time to use a rake to clean out gardens to prepare for new growth, while rakes come in handy in the autumn for cleaning up fallen foliage.
Shovels and spades are vital for planting. Use a shovel to dig holes, smooth soil, and transfer gravel and mulch. Spades (smaller hand-held shovels) are useful for planting and digging up smaller plants.
Protect your hands from splinters, blisters, thorns, and cuts by protecting them with gloves specifically designed for gardening.
Questions About Using Your Lawn Care Tools?
Contact the experts at Green Lawn Fertilizing today at 888-581-5296. We’ll help answer any pressing questions you have about lawn care tools or gardening in general. We’ll also give you a free quote for lawn care services. Call us today!