When it comes to maintaining a garden, there are quite a few essential tools and pieces of equipment that you need to ensure that the garden is looking as great as possible.
Lawn mowers are essential for any garden that has grass in them. Without a high quality lawn mower, the lawn will grow out of control. Not only will this make it unsightly, but it can also be dangerous.
There are various different types of lawn mowers on the market, from different brands. The most commonly used is a corded lawn mower. These are electric and normally come with quite a good length of cable. One of the downsides of these is that the cables are hard wired in. This means that if you cut through it, you need to buy a brand new lawn mower, which can cost a lot of money.
Another option is to use a battery powered lawn mower. These are becoming more popular from reputable brands such as Bosch. They work really well and can make the lawn look great. The biggest downside of these battery powered lawn mowers is the fact that they can be very expensive. Tied to this is the fact that the batteries don’t only last for around an hour at a time. However, in order to get around this, the perfect solution is to have two batteries so that they can be swapped out easily.
The last option is a petrol lawn mower. Much like the battery powered versions, there are a lot of reputable brands, such as Hyundai. The great thing with petrol lawn mowers is that they are self propelled, which means you only need to steer them and not push them. Also, they’re considerably less expensive than they use to be, as well as being extremely sturdy and giving a high quality cut.
Garden Hose & Sprinkler System
The grass will always need watered to ensure it doesn’t dry out. Whilst this isn’t a problem in the winter, during the summer the grass can dry out very easily. If you have a small garden, then a garden hose should be enough to ensure that it is well watered.
However, if you have a larger garden, a sprinkler system is an excellent solution. This will allow the grass to be watered uniformly through out the day, and allows it to get the proper level of moisture to make sure that it is kept looking great and healthy during the hot months.
A leaf blower is usually only thought of in cases where there are trees in the garden and the leaves are coming off of them. This is their primary use, since it makes collecting all the leaves up much more straightforward. However, a leaf blower can also be used as a way to collect the grass cuttings after you’ve cut the grass.
Whilst you can be as careful as possible, there’s still going to be some part of the garden that has grass on it, and this can be annoying to sweep up. By having a leaf blower, it can all be collected much more easily. This means you can spend less time cleaning up, and more time enjoying your garden.
A garden rake is extremely important for keeping your grass healthy. Over time, there will be part of the grass that will start to die. This is known as thatch. Over time, if this is not dealt with it can thicken and impact the overall health of the grass.
Due to it being so thick, it can also make cutting the grass a lot more difficult as well. In order to get around this, it is recommended that a lawn is raked twice a year to remove this thatch build up. It can be done with motorised tools, however these can be very expensive. In comparison, a garden rake is relatively inexpensive and does the exact same job. The only downside is that it will take a bit longer to carry out the task.
Watering cans are great tools, and definitely needing in the garden. They are of course most often used for watering plants. However, they are also used to feed the plants as well when the solution is made up in them. By using a rose on the watering can, it ensures that the plants will be fed, but the stream of liquid feed is slow and steady to allow maximum absorption by the plants.
Likewise, a watering can is a necessity when it comes to feeding your lawn. Regardless of the health of the lawn, it is always a good idea to give it a feed every 6 weeks or so during the spring and the summer. Not only will this make the grass look as green as possible, it will also make the roots extremely strong. This gives the lawn the best possible chance to survive through the winter, when the weather can be harsh and the soil is devoid of nutrients.