Tips for Proper Lawn Maintenance

September 25, 2018

When it comes to yard work, is there a better feeling than seeing your hard work pay off? If you’re new to this world, how on earth do you go about getting your yard to look the way you envision it? What do you need to do in order to accomplish this task?

If questions like these keep you up at night, here are a few solutions to help ease your stress! Take a look at these four tools that you’ll need to keep your yard looking fantastic:

1. Lawnmower

Lawnmowers should be the first thing that you invest in when looking to make the yard your personal oasis. A lawn mower could be one of the most costly investments you make in your yard. In fact, they can cost upwards of several hundred dollars.

When choosing a lawn mower, consider your budget, the size of your yard, and the effort you are willing to expand.

2. Wheelbarrow

Your lawn could use a good and sturdy wheelbarrow. You may scoff at this old-fashioned tool, but when you’re mulching, creating new flower beds, or putting out new rock or gravel, you’ll be glad you have a wheelbarrow to save your back and get landscape supplies where they need to go.

3. Rake

From clearing out dead debris from gardens to spreading landscape mulch to aggregating your lawn’s collection of fallen leaves, rakes can do it all!

Rakes also come in a variety of material and lengths. Depending on the intensity and type of raking you plan to do in your yard, any of the aforementioned rakes will work well for you. Bamboo and plastic rakes will be more lightweight and appropriate for leaf raking and light lawn raking. Steel rakes can provide more sturdiness and give you faster, more powerful lawn coverage. You can also find ergonomic rakes.

4. Hose

Keep your lawn and shrubbery in your yard looking great with proper watering with your home’s hose. But what type of hose do you need?
There are garden hoses, industrial-strength hoses, lead-free hoses – lots of choices for the homeowner. Typically, homeowners garden hoses are 5/8 of an inch in diameter. Rubber hoses are typically more costly, while vinyl hoses will be less expensive. Depending on the durability you want, and how long you want the hose to last, you can find something at every price point.

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