Maintain your lawn can be a major effort; the larger the size of the lawn, the more effort required to take care of it. Thus, it is important that you have the proper tools and equipment in order to make this job easier. You do not have to buy the most expensive brand out there. All you need to find out is if the equipment you are about to get is of durable quality. Here are some of the tools that will come in handy.
Lawn mowers typically are at the top of the list when it comes to essential lawncare tools. The most common type of mowers are the rotary motors, which come in either gasoline or electric-powered models. They cut the tops off grass blades through the spinning motion of their blades. On the other hand, reel mowers are powered by just pushing them forward. Reel mowers are cheaper than the rotary ones. These cut with a shearing action, thereby producing a better type of cut. Both types should be maintained properly and especially the blades, which should be kept sharp at all times.
For cleaning up debris, clippings, and leaves, blowers and rakes are your most indispensable pieces of lawncare equipment. Most people nowdays use blowers as they can clean up a larger area in less time. You can choose between the small hand-held blowers or the larger backpack types depending on your needs. To be more environmentally friendly, you might want to use a rake instead. A rake can do the same job as blowers and does not require fuel. With the slower movements when cleaning with a rake, you will also be able to inspect your lawn more carefully as you clean. Plus, you will also get some exercise out of it.
To properly apply fertilizers, weed control, and other lawncare products for your plants, you will need sprayers. Again, your needs and the size of your lawn will dictate the size of the spray to buy. There are also other tools and equipment that will be helpful as you go along such as an aerator, soil thermometer, weed removal tools, and others, but be sure to acquire the basics first.