Whether you love to spend all of your free time working in the yard, or you do the bare minimum to keep your landscaping look presentable, you’ve probably noticed the vast assortment of tools and gadgets at your local lawn and garden center. So which ones do you really need to maintain a healthy and great-looking lawn?
1. Lawn Mower
A lawn mower is one of the most important tools you’ll need to keep your lawn looking its best. There are tons of options on the market when it comes to lawn mowers, and you don’t need to spend all of your savings on the most expensive model. Do some research and choose one that matches your budget and the size of your lawn. There are different types of mowers: some are electric and some use gas, some have to be pushed manually and some are self-propelled or can be ridden on.
2. Sprinkler & Hose
If you don’t want to invest in a professionally installed irrigation system, a water hose and sprinkler are must haves on your lawn tool list. Summer in Alabama is extremely hot, and rain is not always in abundance. Adequate water is necessary to promote growth and strengthen the roots of the grass. Be sure to research how much water your grass type needs, and how often it should be watered.
Whether you choose a good pair of edging shears and and edging iron, or you choose to purchase a gas-powered brush cutter or string trimmer, having a quality edging tool will keep your lawn’s edges neat and healthy.
Lawn and leaf rakes are very inexpensive, and should be used throughout the Spring and Fall. During the Spring, using a lawn rake will spruce up your matted down grass by helping to aerate the soil which will allow water, sun, and nutrients to reach the roots. During the Fall, a leaf rake should be used to remove all leaves and debris from your lawn.
There are plenty of other tools that you can purchase to make your lawn care tasks much easier, but these are the basics that every homeowner should own. It is also a great idea to work with a reliable lawn service that will be able to determine which fertilizers and weed control treatments your lawn needs, and when they should be applied. Contact the experts at Mighty Green Lawn Care to request a free estimate today!