Essential Garden Tools for Lawn Maintenance


What garden tools should you buy to maintain a healthy lawn?

This is a commonly asked question by new homeowners. Many of which have invested in the purchase of their home and need only the essential garden tools to get started in their yard and garden. You may however, love yard work and would like to go ahead and purchase most of the items you will need so that you will have them on hand when you need them. I would also recommend a garden tool organizer to store and organize your tools, or a garden tool rack.

What do you have in your yard that will need maintenance? You will have a grass lawn that will need caring for, maybe some shrubs, bushes, or trees in the landscape, or maybe some deck or patio plants.

What garden tools will I need?

Assortment of Garden Tools

Garden Tools List:

Lawn mower- The lawn mower is the ultimate garden tool, or piece of equipment that you will need. It will most likely be the most expensive item that you need to maintain your lawn. It would be to your advantage to purchase an good quality mower that will last you many years. There are an endless types and companies that sell mowers. Be sure to check them out and get the one that is best for your lawn and your pocketbook.

Weed-eater- A weed-eater is needed to cut grass and weeds that grow up along fences and around trees and side of your house. The look of your yard will drastically depend on  if you use a weed-eater or not. It puts a finishing touch on the look of your yard. They can be either gas or electric powered. Gas weed-eaters are handy since they don’t have a long cord dragging around with you. Some people would rather have an electric one and not have to deal with gas engines.

Edger- If you have a driveway or sidewalk on your property that has grass growing up along the edge, you will need to invest in some type of edge. Edgers cut the grass off at the concrete and makes a nice crisp cut that makes the appearance of your lawn attractive. Edgers can be manual, where you push it along the edges of the concrete, or it may be an electric edger.

Blower- A blower is not an essential item but will save you time if you need to get the newly cut grass off of concrete areas or patios.

Fertilizer Spreader- This is a good item to have on hand. If you have a lawn you will need to apply fertilizer at least 3 times a year, if not more. There are many on the market and all of them will do the job. I would suggest getting one that has a rotating setting where you can control how much fertilizer comes through at a time.

Sprinkler- If you are not lucky enough to have an irrigation system in your yard, as many of us don’t, you will need to purchase at least one or more sprinklers. One good all purpose sprinkler is necessary. I would also suggest getting both a oscillating one and a smaller ring sprinkler for smaller area that might not be reached by the larger sprinkler.

Garden Hose- A good garden hose is a must for any home owner. Be sure you get a length that will allow you to reach all areas of your yard. You might need a hose for both your front and back yard, instead of just one long one. Be sure to get a good quality nozzle for your hose. There are many that can adjust to different pressures.

General Garden Tools List

Rake, hoe, spade, shovel, hammer, extension cord, trowel, wheelbarrow, shears, tank sprayer, pruner and pruning saw, and good pair of garden gloves, are some of the other garden tools and equipment that you will need to maintain your yard and garden.

Vremi 9 Piece Garden Tools Set - Gardening Tools with Garden Gloves and Garden Tote - Gardening Gifts Tool Set with Garden Trowel Pruners and More - Vegetable Herb Garden Hand Tools with Storage Tote Vremi 9 Piece Garden Tools Set - Gardening Tools with Garden Gloves and Garden Tote - Gardening Gifts Tool Set with Garden Trowel Pruners and More - Vegetable Herb Garden Hand Tools with Storage Tote
Sale Price: $28.99
 

Description

Vremi 9 Piece Garden Tool Set DetailsTransplanting SpadeSize (total length x max width): 12.8 x 3 in. Weight: 6.5 oz. Use: Transplant small plants and flowersTrowelSize: 12.6 x 2.2 in. Weight: 6.4 oz.Use: Digging or turning up soil; includes measurement indicators to gauge planting depth RakeSize: 12.2 x 2.9 in. Weight: 7 oz.Use: Smoothing soil; breaking up lumps of dirt Cultivator Size: 12.6 x 2.2 in. Weight: 6.4 oz. Use: Loosening and aerating soil before planting; mixing soil with fertilizerWeederSize: 12.4 x 1.6 in.Weight: 6.7 oz.Use: Loosening and digging up weeds from soilPrunerSize: 8.5 x 3 in.Weight: 8.8 oz.Use: Trimming and cutting weeds around plantsSpray Bottle Material: PlasticCapacity: 25 oz.Use: Misting plant leaves and flowers Tote BagMaterial: Polyester with PVC protective coating Size: 23.6 x 11.8 in.Care: Handwash and air dryGardening Work Gloves Material: CottonLength: 9.6 in. Care: Machine washable; air dry

Fiskars 3 Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set (7067) Fiskars 3 Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set (7067)
Sale Price: $14.00
 

Description

Durable and comfortable, Fiskars Softouch Garden Tools make digging, weeding, aerating quick and easy. The soft, contoured handles fit your hand naturally and encourage a neutral wrist position to help reduce hand stress and fatigue. The flat end pads of the handles also offer a smart way to generate more leverage than other garden tools. The cast-aluminum heads resist rust and won’t snap off while you’re working no matter how tough your soil is. Additionally, the handles feature hang holes for convenient storage.

Fiskars 7067 3-Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set Fiskars 7067 Softouch garden tool set comes with three tools. View larger. The Fiskars Softouch tools provide excellent comfort and durability to make digging, cultivating and transplanting in the garden a breeze. Each soft, contoured handle fits your hand naturally and encourages a neutral wrist position to help reduce hand stress and fatigue. The flat end pad of each handle also offers a smart way to generate more leverage than other garden tools. The cast-aluminum heads resist rust and won't snap off while you're digging no matter how tough your soil is, and the handles include hang holes for convenient storage. Softouch garden tools include a lifetime warranty. Trowel is ideal for digging when planting, taking up plants, turning up earth and more Cultivator loosens soil, removes weeds and aerates soil with ease The transplanter features gradation marks to make transplanting small plants and flowers a breeze Soft, contoured handles are ergonomically designed to reduce hand and wrist fatigue while digging in tough soil Handle end pads offer enhanced leverage Polished aluminum heads resist rust for lasting value and won’t snap off Handle hang holes provide easy storage Soft contoured handle helps reduce hand fatigue during use. View larger. Trowel is ideal for digging. View larger. Softouch transplaner features gradation marks. View larger. Cultivator loosens soil and removes weeds. View larger.

Fiskars Ergo Trowel Garden Tool Fiskars Ergo Trowel Garden Tool
Sale Price: $4.69
 

Description

Designed for easy use and lasting durability, Fiskars Ergo Trowel features a special handle design that reduces hand and wrist fatigue. The cast-aluminum head resists rust and won’t snap off while you’re digging, no matter how tough your soil is. Additionally, the handle features a hang hole for convenient storage.

SONGMICS 7 Piece Garden Tool Set Includes Garden Tote and 6 Hand Tools W/ Heavy Duty Cast-aluminum Heads Ergonomic Handles UGGB31L SONGMICS 7 Piece Garden Tool Set Includes Garden Tote and 6 Hand Tools W/ Heavy Duty Cast-aluminum Heads Ergonomic Handles UGGB31L
Sale Price: $19.99
 

Description

Gardening in the fresh air and sunshine is a real stress-buster when you have the right tools. This SONGMICS 7-piece Garden Tool Set is perfect for all gardens and indoor plants. The durable garden tote bag with 6 pockets can hold the tools securely in place and the pockets are deep enough so that the tools won't just fall out,and The durability of aluminum combined with great rubberized hand grips makes 6 hand tools pragmatic for a variety of garden work. This 6 hand tools includes: tool bag, transplanter, cultivator, trowel, weeding fork, weeder, and pruner: The transplanting trowel has depth measurements on it for quick reference. And this tool is perfect for delicate transplanting jobs. The cultivator hand rake is perfect for cultivating around plants. And you can also use it to loosen soil, remove weeds and aerate soil. The hand trowel is suitable for all small digging jobs when planting, taking up plants, turning up earth and more. The weeding fork is suitable for loosening, cleaning and leveling the ground. The weeder can serve as a fulcrum to dig around stubborn weeds and loosen soil while causing minimal impact to the mulch. The pruner is solid and well balanced, perfect for a variety of general pruning tasks, and fits the hand nicely.Specifications: - Material: Garden tools: TPR; Aluminum Garden bag: Terylene 600D - Package Size: 12 1/4"L x 5 3/8"W x 3 3/8"H (31 x 13.5 x 8.5cm) - Garden bag: 11 3/4"L x 5 1/2"W x 7 7/8"H (30 x 14 x 20cm) - Stain Resistant: NO - Ready to Use: YesPackage Contents: - 1 x Trowel - 1 x Cultivator - 1 x Transplanter - 1 x Weeding fork - 1 x Weeder - 1 x Pruner - 1 x Tool Bag - 1 x InstructionNote: - Always clean and dry the gardening tools after use.




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