Keeping up with your lawn – Tools you need for simple lawn care
By now, you may find that lawn care is much like the maintenance work that your lawn care requires. Lawns need a certain minimum degree of regular checking, attention and time to make sure that your patch of grass is as healthy as it can be. After all, you have already invested the cost and time to have a lawn in your home.
Lawns provide a beautiful landscape for you to enjoy, on top of absorbing noise, giving off oxygen, trapping dust and preventing soil erosion and the harmful effects of pollution. Lawns can also increase your home’s value, especially if you live in a suburban area. So you might as well take proper time and care to make sure you are performing the right amount of lawn maintenance work.
At the minimum, you will need to make sure you have the right tools to start. The right tools will allow you to do lawn maintenance work efficiently. After all, who goes into battle without the right weapons? The same principle applies here.
The first piece of equipment you will need is a lawnmower. This tool is probably the most important tool you will need since maintaining a lawn without a mower will translate to a lot of hard work and hours on your part. There is a wide range of lawnmowers in the market nowadays, and they also vary in terms of pricing. So whatever your budget level might be, chances are you will be able to find a good lawnmower option.
The most common types of lawnmowers are manual and electric roller mowers, manual side wheel mowers, electric and petrol rotary or hover mowers, petrol cylinder mower, and sit-on petrol mowers. Make sure you choose the right lawnmower for you, as ending up with the wrong type will undoubtedly cause you grief.
You will also need a pair of edge trimmer or shears, depending on which one you find more comfortable. This tool is for making smaller trimmings and cuts.
A wire rake is another helpful tool for lawn care, for clearing up of debris and leaves. If you have a bigger lawn, you may want to opt for an electric vacuum instead, for better efficiency. There are many options and sizes for electric vacuums in home improvement stores that you can check out.
These are the essential tools that you need, even if you are a novice gardener, a hobbyist or a reluctant lawn owner. With this basic equipment, you are well on your way to tending your patch of green. For more severe problems such as weed control and pest infestation, it is better to leave these to the professionals. Contact Turf Time to take over and solve your problem. We use specialized treatment plans that deliver season after season.