Having a beautiful lawn is every suburban dad’s (or mom’s) dream. But having a beautiful lawn doesn’t come without putting in the necessary work and effort. You will also need the right tools for the job.
Here are 5 must-have tools for maintaining a beautiful lawn and a beautiful garden:
A lawn mower is a must-have if you want to keep your lawn looking neat and tidy. The type of lawn mower you should get depends on a few factors:
Lawn size: If your lawn is less than an acre, the best type of lawn mower for you would probably be an electric or gas push mower. Anything larger will require more energy and your best bet is a riding lawn mower.
Terrain: if your lawn is flat and free of stones and other obstacles, then your best bet is a push lawnmower or a reel lawn mower. However, if the terrain is rocky or hilly, use a zero-turn -radius mover to maneuver around these obstacles.
Electric or Gas: Gas lawn mowers require fuel and are able to go much longer. However, to start, there is a pull cord which can be quite annoying. On the other hand, electric lawn mowers are quieter and eco-friendly but will run out of power faster than a gas operated lawn mower. There is a corded option for electric lawn mowers but that can be annoying especially if you have a big yard.
While owning a lawn mower may seem expensive it will save you tons in the long run than hiring someone to cut your lawn would. You can get a lawn mower at any gardening or home improvement store and also online. The one you should buy must be of good quality, and also able to last for many years, so be sure to read those reviews!
If you have hedges on your lawn, you will definitely need a hedge trimmer to cut, trim or prune hedges. This will help to keep things neat and will also allow you to trim them into any shape you want.
Having a poorly kept hedge will reflect badly on your lawn so if you want to maintain a healthy lawn then this tool should be at the top of your list!
Having an outdoor sweeper or rake can be a great help and a big money saver. Removing fallen leaves makes your lawn more attractive and you won’t have to rely on anyone else to do it for you.
Rakes also help to spruce up grass that had been matted down, spreads fertilizer and helps in aeration.
Outdoor sweepers basically do the same job, but in half the time with less effort! It also removes debris such as juice boxes, cigarette butts, hedge clippings, and leaves.
Everyone who has a lawn knows what happens in the summer. Heat, heat and more heat. That also comes with dry spells and if your lawn does not have enough moisture you lawn will shrivel up and die. Having a hose or sprinkler ensures your lawn remains healthy during this period and this also promotes growth and root strength.
A wheelbarrow is essential for maintaining a beautiful lawn. They help you to carry heavy flower pots and fertilizer from one place to another and takes much of the load off of your back.
Maintaining a beautiful lawn should be your top priority! A beautiful lawn is a healthy lawn and these tools help to promote both lawn health and beauty!