Has winter left you ready to transform your yard into a beautiful sanctuary this spring? Perhaps you moved into a new home with a landscape that needs a little work. With the right tools you can have a beautiful yard every spring.
Here are eight tools to help you create a beautiful, lush, and green yard:
One of the most basic power tools for yard work is a lawn mower. If you can’t improve any other part of your home’s surrounding acreage this spring, a mowed lawn will make a difference in the regular appearance of your landscape. Frequently trimming your turf will not only create a clean, fresh look for the surrounding area, it will help ensure the health of your grass. Dry and dead patches of grass, and areas that never see a lawn mower, can make the yard look unkempt, unhealthy, and will likely draw attention to other neglected areas around your home. Lawn mowers are a yard power tool that has been around for decades. There have been many improvements and technological advancements in the design of this power tool over the years. You can choose a push mower, riding mower, or one that mulches. You can easily adjust blade lengths to meet the needs of your lawn.
Heavily wooded landscapes will benefit from this yard power tool. A chain saw will cut, remove, and tame the trees. Modern chain saws come with features that reduce vibration, save on fuel costs, are easy to hold, and are incredibly light weight to reduce fatigue during use.
Pole Pruner or Lopper
While chainsaws are great for heavily wooded areas, a pole pruner or lopper is a yard power tool that is best suited for elevated jobs. Pole pruners allow you to easily reach high branches so you can prune your tall trees and shrubs with little effort. Loppers are a manual option for thinner greenery that needs pruned. Trimming your trees and bushes will make a positive, yet drastic change in the appearance of your landscape.
This is a simple yard power tool, maybe so simple it is often viewed as an accessory, yet it can make quite a difference in how your yard looks. Leaves spread across the surface of your landscape can create an unkempt look and will hide the hard work you have put into creating a beautiful environment around your home. With a leaf blower you can easily move the fallen leaves to clean up and beautify your landscape.
To keep the leaves from scattering across your landscape after you’ve blown them you can shred them for easy removal. Leaf shredders come in a variety of sizes, capacities, and designs. They shred the leaves so you can easily bag them or add them to your compost.
Cultivator or Tiller
Home owners with large gardens or many plants and trees in their landscape will enjoy having a tiller or cultivator. Both of these yard power tools help break up and loosen the soil. The difference is mostly in the size of the area you will be working with. A cultivator is great for breaking up soil of smaller areas while tillers are great for large areas or areas that have not been cultivated before.
For bushes around your home, hedge trimmers make it easy to cut and prune. This yard power tool comes in a variety of options, depending on the brand and features you want. Manual hedge trimmers will get small jobs done, while powered hedge trimmers make it easier to cut large shrubs or a large number of them. Hedge trimmers help improve the health of your bushes and shrubs while providing a professional landscaped look.
A beautiful lawn will improve the aesthetics of the entire landscape. While mowing, properly watering, and fertilizing the lawn all help improve its health, aerating also helps improve the grass and soil by allowing the fertilizer and water to reach deep down below the surface.
When looking at power tools that will make it easier to create and maintain a beautiful scene around your home, you will find there are several options to choose from. These eight power tools mentioned above are only suggestions and commonly used items that can help ensure healthy, beautiful foliage every spring.