Last updated on January 20th, 2020 at 08:41 am
How do you ensure your lawn looks great and healthy season after season? Part of the solution lies in proper lawn care.
Proper lawn management, on the other hand, depends on the kind of lawn care tools you have. Specialized collection of tools will help you care for your grass in all seasons.
So, which are these must-have lawn care tools?
Before describing the specific tools, you need to know something. While several tools are versatile, no single tool can do all the tasks associated with lawn management.
For instance, you’ll need to weed, mow, edge, and fertilize your lawn. With the right combination of tools and experience, you will be able to make your lawn healthy, lush green, and the envy of your neighbors.
We have carefully considered several pieces of equipment used for lawn care and drawn a helpful list of essential ones for round the clock lawn maintenance.
What you will learn
1. Lawn Mower
So long as you have a lawn to care for, the first tool that comes to mind is a lawnmower. A good quality mower will help you maintain the height of your grass as you desire. A mower is also crucial in cutting down dandelions and discouraging weed growth.
Cutting grass will take most of your lawn care time. It can be a daunting task and challenging, especially if you have a large yard.
Choosing the right mower will drastically reduce the amount of time you need to work on your yard. Besides, you will spend much less effort without negatively interfering with the result of your task.
We would highly advise you to go for a mulching mower. This particular type of mower is designed for chopping down large pieces of grass and then deposit them back on the lawn as mulches. This happens automatically, cutting down your workload into half.
Furthermore, the mulching will help keep moisture and add organic fertilizer into the soil. This will save you a lot in terms of water bills and fertilizer costs.
Nevertheless, shop for a lawnmower based on your budget and your needs. You can choose between traditional push mowers and modern riding models. Expect to pay much more for riding lawn mowers, especially if you have an expansive yard.
2. String Trimmer
Despite how effective your mower is, its design may not allow it to reach certain parts of your lawn effectively. A string trimmer or an edger will do the job.
This tool lets you trim edges of your lawn around necessary obstacles such as fences, bushes, driveways, mailboxes, under decks, trees, and so on.
Good quality string trimmer or edger can be costly. However, it is an essential lawn care tool if you must take good care of your landscape.
3. Leaf Blower and Rake
These two tools function side by side in getting rid of Fall’s blessing of raining dead leaves. This is true if you have trees near or in your yard.
Such leaves may accentuate the appearance of your lawn. However, they die sooner or later, giving your lush green grass the brown patches of death.
A leaf blower and a rake are pivotal in getting rid of fallen tree leaves, leaving your grass beautiful and shining.
A rake offers the old-fashioned method of getting rid of dead leaves. All you need is a rake with tines that grab and pull fallen and dried leaves as you sweep. It then deposits the debris in piles for easy disposal.
A leaf blower can either be gas-powered or electric. Both do excellent jobs in blowing the leaves into piles for later disposal. They will also minimize your effort and save you time.
4. A Sprinkler System
All plants need sun and water to be healthy. These two go hand in hand. Besides ensuring you locate your lawn in a place that receives optimal sunshine, you must ensure you keep the ground hydrated at all times. A sprinkler system will help you with this.
Lawns need approximately an inch of water each week (or .63 gallons of water per square foot of grass) to be adequately hydrated. So, you must provide this amount of water when it does not rain.
A top-quality sprinkler system will allow you to set the flow rate so you know how long you should leave the system running for maximum irrigation.
If you cannot afford a sprinkler system, you can make do with a hose. First, however, you might want to carry out a screwdriver test to know how much hydrated the ground is.
Watering your lawn manually is trial and error since you cannot be sure how much or how long you need to spray to achieve the required irrigation depth.
5. Snow Removal Equipment
Snow removal equipment is vital for lawn care during winter. Snow deposits on your grass can kill your grass in no time. This can cause unsightly patches of discoloration.
You will need a snowplow for this task. This tool is convenient because you can use it with your truck. Alternatively, you can buy a snow blade for your lawnmower to help you keep your grass healthy and slightly even during winter.
6. Seeder and Sprayers
These must-have lawn care tools are vital if yours is an all-natural yard. A sprayer is what you need to stop those stubborn weeds before they can take over your grass. This equipment will help you do the job quickly and effectively.
A seeder, on the other hand, will help you add fertilizer to your entire lawn in the shortest time possible.
Sprayers differ in capacity, with the commonest being 3-gallon pressurized sprayer for home use. A 4-gallon backpack sprayer will be the best option for you if you have a larger yard to spray (more than half an acre).
7. Personal Safety Tools
Personal safety ought to be your foremost concern when doing any DIY tasks. What would be the benefit of having a picturesque landscape while you suffer from an injury or a health problem associated with products you use for lawn care?
You must, therefore, protect yourself using personal safety tools such as hand gloves, work boots, nose masks, ear protection, and more. You might need to carry out little research to know more about being safe even as you care for your lawn.
Now it’s all systems go as you venture into the perfect and proper care of your lawn. As you might have realized, the process begins with assembling your lawn care arsenal. It is also good to know how to use each of them appropriately. This way, you’ll enjoy having an admirable lawn with minimal effort.