As soon as the weather gets warmer, the average American spends 53 hours each month tending to their yards and houses each month.
When it comes to your grass, though, you could be making the job a whole lot easier in yourself. You just need to invest in the right lawn care equipment to keep your greenery tidy and healthy.
Here are our top picks.
It may seem to go without saying, but we can’t make a list of the essential lawn care equipment without including a mower.
This tool makes it quick and easy to manicure your yard. Even if you hire help from Cherry Oak Landscaping, you should have your own mower. That way, you can keep your grass tidy in between sessions.
But if you’re the one taking care of the grass, it’s imperative to have a lawnmower in the shed or garage. You simply can’t take care of your yard without it.
The lawnmower will clip your lawn so that all blades of grass stand at the same height. That uniformity will be ruined by messy edges, though.
You should invest in an edger to keep the ends of your lawn tidy. You can line your driveway, sidewalk, pathway or garden beds with the device. And doing so will make everything look clean and finished.
You won’t have to edge your lawn every time you mow it, fortunately. It will just need a touch-up every so often — keep an eye on the ends and snip them away as needed.
3. Seed and Fertilizer Spreader
Your lawn won’t always be perfect — we hate to break it to you.
So, invest in a seed spreader so you can fill in patchy lawns. Use it from March to May or in early autumn for the best results.
You can use the same piece of equipment to fertilize your lawn, too. It nourishes your soil and helps grass grow healthily. So, having a spreader on hand can do two jobs, both of which maintain your yard.
4. Rake or Leaf Blower
Don’t let leaves sit on top of your well-manicured lawn. Instead, you should invest in a rake or leaf blower, depending on the size of your yard.
Gather up the leaves in one area of your yard, pile them up and dispose of them to reveal your beautiful green blades again.
5. Sprinkler System or Hose
Your lawn needs hydration to stay healthy, too.
Best case scenario, you’ll install a sprinkler system to keep the grass evenly and regularly watered. However, you can also do the job manually with a sprinkler that you move around. Or, you can use a hose — a cheaper option, for sure.
Invest in Lawn Care Equipment
These five pieces of lawn care equipment will help you take the best care of your grass. So, fill your shed and get to work on that emerald green yard you envision.
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