Maintaining a beautiful, healthy lawn can be done with the help of an experienced team of professionals, but day-to-day maintenance depends on the homeowner. To ensure that your lawn receives the care it needs and that your professional treatments are as effective as possible, there are several lawn care tools you need to have handy. If you are preparing for the arrival of spring and the growing season, now is the time to make sure you have the necessary and functional tools on hand ready to care for your landscape this season.
The lawn care tools for excellent lawn mowing
Several lawn care tools are needed to help you maintain a beautiful lawn. During your turf’s active growing season, cut the grass with your lawn mower as needed. Always try to mow at a higher height of cut (3 - 3.5 inches for cool season turf) always remembering the one-third rule.
A string trimmer can help you trim the grass in tight areas you cannot reach with your full-size mower. This can include areas around flower beds, hardscape features, and more. This tool is also known as a “weed whacker” or “weed eater.” Be careful not to scalp the areas as this can encourage unwanted weed growth.
Next, an edger will help you create distinct boundaries in your landscape by cutting a small gap in the soil between the grass and garden beds or between the grass and another surface, like a walkway. Some people may prefer to use their string trimmer as an edger, but a stand-alone edger tool can help you achieve a more refined look.
Finally, a leaf blower can make cleaning up after lawn mowing much more manageable. It can quickly remove grass clippings from your sidewalk or driveway and can help you collect and remove fallen leaves in the fall.
Spread seeds and fertilizer with a spreader
Your collection of lawn care tools isn’t complete without a spreader. This tool can help you spread fertilizers, herbicides, and grass seeds with uniform coverage. There are different styles and sizes of spreaders, so it is best to assess your lawn size and needs to determine the best option.
Personal protection needs
When you handle things like fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, it’s best to protect yourself by wearing heavy-duty gloves. Gloves can also protect your hands from blisters, cuts, or scrapes from landscaping activities. You should always wash your hands thoroughly after handling any materials. Safety glasses are always recommended when using string trimmers and edgers to protect against debris that may fly toward your eyes.
Watering capacity for your lawn
You can’t always rely on the rain to deliver the water your lawn needs. If you already have an inground irrigation system, make sure it is functioning properly when it is charged up in the spring. If you do choose to install a new system, make sure that it provides consistent water to your landscape. You can install a sprinkler system that allows you to set timers for regular watering cycles. If you don’t have a system, make sure you have a quality hose and sprinkler that will be sufficient for your needs.
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