You can tell a lot about someone’s lawn by the things they keep in their garage or storage shed. Some people have an area set aside for a collection of lawn care equipment, while others only have a lawn mower stowed away in a corner. There’s no “correct” amount of lawn care tools to own, but there are a few essential items that can make taking care of your turf a whole lot easier. If you’re wondering whether you have the tools it takes to grow a lush lawn, see if you can complete this checklist of handy lawn care equipment:
▢ Lawn Mower
This one almost goes without saying. A mower is the primary lawn care tool and the one you will get the most use out of. You can find a variety of types, including ones with rotary or cylinder blades. The majority of lawn mowers run on gas, but you can also find battery powered or push-propelled mowers if you want to go with a more environmentally friendly option. While some mowers are able to collect grass clippings as you mow, it’s better to leave them on the lawn, as they’re a great fertilizer.
Protecting your hands is important when you do any kind of yard work. It’s worth investing in a pair of quality gloves if you tend to get your hands dirty outside your home. From pushing a lawnmower to pulling weeds, it’s difficult to gauge the amount of damage you could be doing to your hands while taking care of your lawn. Bruised, cut, and blistered hands are never a good look – stop injuries before they happen.
▢ String Trimmer
Your lawn mower can’t reach everywhere, which is where string trimmers come in. String trimmers are perfect for those pesky grass patches that seem impossible to cut like the areas around mailboxes, fences, bushes, decks, and rock beds. When you’re using a string trimmer, be sure to wear protective glasses, long pants, and durable shoes, so you don’t end up with an avoidable injury.
Fall is almost here, so it’s time to hit the home improvement store for a rake if you don’t already have one. You might think a rake is only good for removing leaves from the yard, but it can also be used to help spread mulch and fertilizer. If you want your rake to last a long time, look for one made of steel. It will be a little heavier than plastic, but it will also be much more durable.
Fertilizers, grass seeds, and herbicides are useless if you have no way to distribute them throughout your lawn. You might wonder why you can’t just estimate how much of these products to spread throughout your lawn by hand, but this leads to an uneven distribution almost every time. When you have a dedicated tool for the job, you can easily spread your product with consistent results. Most spreaders have wheels that make maneuvering around your yard effortless.
We know that you don’t have unlimited storage for lawn care equipment, but you only need to make a small amount of room for the most basic equipment. While there are enough lawn care products out there to make your head spin, it’s best to keep things simple if you don’t want to invest too much time into your yard. Of course, the simplest way to maintain a picture perfect lawn is to let our pros handle the work for you. We use top-of-the-line equipment that won’t take up space in your garage, and we know how to use it. Contact us today to get your lawn ready for fall!