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Maintaining a beautiful lawn is much easier with the proper lawn care equipment. The equipment doesn’t have to be expensive but they should be of a decent quality. A good lawnmower, string trimmer or spreader should last many years if maintained properly. Below is a list of equipment we believe is important for anyone who insists on taking care of their own lawn to own. Before you buy, remember that gas-powered tools generally have more power, while electric power tools are quieter and better for the environment.
- Lawn mowers are either rotary or reel-type.
- Rotary mowers are most common and can be either electric or gasoline powered.
- cut with blades spinning horizontally, chopping the top off the grass plants
- can be push-style, self propelled push-style or ride-on
- Reel mowers are less common, powered only by pushing them forward and are ideal for small, level, lawns.
- cut with a shearing action to produce an excellent quality of cut when kept sharp
- inexpensive and produce zero emissions
- the grass must not be allowed to grow too high or the mower will not cut properly
- What’s the secret ingredient to a perfectly manicured lawn? It’s not your lawnmower, it’s the string trimmer you use to clean up the spots that your mower simply can’t reach. With the ability to trim grass and weeds, and even do precise edging in some cases, a string trimmer is an indispensable weapon in your lawn-care arsenal.
- are hand held and powered by electricity or a gas and oil mix
- uses a small, spinning head with plastic twine as the cutting edge
- A power edger is like a string trimmer except with metal blades and a vertical cutting head
- A hand edger uses a stepping motion and a sharp half circle cutting edge
- Edgers create dramatic cut lines where the lawn meets walkways and beds.
- You just rotate the head so the line rotates vertically to cut precise edges along sidewalks, driveways and patios.
- Cordless models, both gas and battery powered, are best for large yards where you have to trim or edge far from an electrical outlet.
- Corded models are ideal for small yards.
- you can save a lot of time and effort by replacing your manual hedge clippers with a powered trimmer
- The reciprocating blade – which can be single – or double-sided and between 13 and 30 inches long – cuts branches up to 9/16 inch in diameter on some models.
- comes in cordless, gas and electric
- Corded electric trimmers are ideal for trimming bushes along or near the house because they require an electrical outlet.
- Gas models provide the best combination of portability and power, but require the most maintenance.
- Battery powered models are the least powerful but work well for thin-branched bushes and shrubs.
- uses forced air to blow leaves or debris into piles, disperse clippings, or clean walkways and patios
- hand held blowers can be gasoline powered or electric
- larger backpack blowers are strictly gas powered
- Some act as vacuums and can mulch and bag leaves.
- A blower can be helpful but it’s not essential, a rake and broom can get the same results, maybe even better.
- These versatile 3-in-1 power tools can blow grass clippings, dirt and debris off your sidewalk one minute and vacuum up a pile of leaves the next.
- comes in gas-powered and electric models
- Electric blowers can be corded or cordless, but cordless units lack the power of corded and gas-powered models and don’t offer the vacuum/mulching option; corded units’ range is limited to your extension cord’s length.
- Most blower vacs quickly convert from blower to vacuum without tools.
- Mulchers reduce leaf volume by at least 10:1; some models go as high as 16:1.
- A pressure washer cleans almost anything you own quickly and easily.
- cleans vinyl siding, patios, decks, driveways, sidewalks and vehicles
- comes in electrical and gas-powered types
- Gas-powered pressure washers are better for remote locations than electrical models because they require an electrical outlet.
- Both types connect to a garden hose; some models include soap dispensers, brush attachments and custom spray nozzles.
When buying a pressure washer, take into consideration the pounds per square inch (PSI) and gallons per minute (GPM). The higher the PSI, the tougher the bond that can be broken by the spray; the higher the GPM, the faster the machine will clean. PSI rates range from 1200 to 3500; GPM rates range from 1.0 to 4.0.
- usually a fan-style rake or a rigid tooth, lawn rake.
- are great for inexpensively removing thatch, debris and leaves from a lawn
- A two gallon hand sprayer or five gallon backpack sprayer can be used for spot spraying weeds or applying other pesticides.