Whether you’re a lawn care enthusiast or you’re just a beginner, here are 5 essential lawn tools everyone should own.
1. Lawn mower
If you have a lawn, you need a lawnmower. Be sure to explore your options: some are push mowers, others are riding mowers; some are gas others are electric; some mowers bag, others mulch. Every lawn is different and each person has preferences as to how they like to mow, so choose the mower that suits your needs best.
Using an edger around the “borders” of your lawn is the best way to finish it off. Edging gives your lawn that sharp, professional look. While some see edging as unnecessary, it’s like putting icing on a cake—will your lawn survive without it? Yes. Will it look a million times better if you do? Absolutely!
3. Garden hose/sprinkler system
In order to maintain a lush, green turf, it’s essential to water your lawn on a regular basis. While some people like manually watering their lawn using a garden hose, others prefer a more hands-off approach. If you think you’d prefer something automatic, setting up a sprinkler system may be a better way for you to go.
4. Hedge trimmer
One of the trademarks of a sloppy lawn is overgrown bushes. Give your bushes a regular hair cut using a hedge trimmer. They’re easy to use and reasonably-priced as well.
Last but not least, rakes are some of the most basic lawn tools, but they are extremely helpful for removing leaves from your lawn. Raking is important because it allows your soil to breathe and the grass’ roots to get much-needed nutrients like water and sunlight.
Storage and time limitations
If you don’t have a lot of storage space or time to tend to your lawn, even these 5 basic lawn tools can sound like a lot. Perhaps you should consider hiring someone to do your lawn care for you. Getting an expert to take care of your lawn not only saves you time but also means you don’t have to purchase and upkeep lawn tools. If you’re unsure which route you want to go, hold off on purchasing a bunch of lawn tools. Instead, hire a lawn care professional for a month or so to see how you like it, then decide.