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  • Writer's pictureJen Bedard

Let the green grass grow... but not too much!

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

It doesn’t matter how big or small your lawn happens to be, there will be times during the warmer months when it will require some sort of maintenance. Instead of hiring a gardener or landscaper to maintain your lawn, with the right tools, you can pretty-up your landscaping and turn it into an easy and enjoyable do-it-yourself project. This article includes a list of what I would consider the top five lawn care tools you must have.

1 – A Lawn Mower

You may be shaking your head at this one but your lawn should be trimmed anywhere from once to twice a week during the peak growing season. This means that you need a lawn mower built to withstand regular use. You can choose from push or ride styles powered by gas, electricity and even

batteries. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Just be sure to choose the one that best works for your size of yard.

2 – A Leaf Blower

Not only will this save your arms and back from raking and sweeping, it’ll be a lot faster. Still, a broom and rake are two tools that can work well alongside a leaf blower. Oh, and your leaf blower doesn’t need to be used exclusively for pushing leaves over to the neighbours yard, either. You can use it to blow dirt and sawdust from the garage or workshop floors as well.

3 – A String Trimmer

For weed whacking, nothing beats one of these gadgets. You can choose from gas, electric or battery-powered and not only do they do a great job of decimating weeds, you can flip the heads up and use the trimmer for edging. These also come in different styles with automatic string feeding capabilities. Be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves!

4 – A Spreader

When it’s time to apply weed killer or fertilizer to your lawn, you will truly learn to appreciate your spreader. You may even find additional uses for it – seed distribution as an example. They are very, very handy items to have in your garden tool shed.

5 – A Sprinkler

You can’t just rely on the rain to keep your lawn lush and green. It will require some assistance as well during our increasingly more common Niagara droughts. Sprinklers come in all sizes and styles and you will likely find you will benefit from a few different styles for your lawn, garden and flower beds. Naturally, water hoses will be used to get the water to those sprinklers. You can also find variations including drip hoses that are ideal for soaking water into flower gardens.

Looking to Buy or Sell ?

My name is Jen Bedard. I call the Niagara Region home and I am happy to offer up tips to achieve a “sales-worthy” lawn or I can help you find a home with your dream yard.

Either way, give me a call at 289-213-7031 to find out what I can do for you.

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