Lawn care is easy, especially when you have the right tools for the job. No two lawns are the same, so neither should the tools that you use to take care of it. With different grass varieties, soil compositions, lawn size and shape, moisture levels and shade being some key differences to consider when selecting lawn tools.
The Daleys Turf team recommendations for the top lawn care tools you need are:
Lawn mowers come in such various sizes, types, and prices you really should do some careful research before purchasing one. When deciding which is the best type of mower, consider the size of your lawn, whether your lawn is flat or sloped (a self-propelled mower will help to take some of the work out of this), any trees, tree roots, planter boxes that will require to be moved around and of course your budget.
*Note – There are regulatory changes coming into effect to reduce 2 stroke high emission products being brought onto the Australian market, so make sure you buy a new model that is better for the environment.
Whipper Snippers are a handy device for trimming edges and paths, around trees or large garden ornaments. They use a rotating flexible nylon line to cut through grass, weeds and small unwanted plants. They come in a couple of types – straight shaft or curved shaft with either 2 or 4 stroke petrol motors or battery operated types.
Wheelbarrows are used to carry tools to mulch, from one location to another. Because of its portability, a wheelbarrow can easily be moved between your garden beds and lawn and can be used to hold weeds out of your lawn and garden. A good use for an old wheelbarrow is as a container for plants or vegetables.
A Weeding Brush can be used for spot weeding in lawns. Fill with a suitable herbicide and then paint the weed with the tip of the brush – be careful not to paint your lawn! For wax type weeds add a few drops of diswashing liquid to aid in penetrating the leaf.
Shovels: Round-point shovels are best for moving large quantities of fine-textured material, such as sand, soil, or non-fibrous mulches, from one place to another. Long-handled shovels should be selected by weight—the lighter the shovel, the easier it is to dig. D-handled shovels are suited for digging in trenches.
Spades: Often mistakenly called a shovel, spades have flat or gently curved blades and are for planting or transplanting, edging, and turf removal.
Hoses & Attachments
The most indispensible tool for your lawn is the common garden hose, which can be fitted with a nozzle to adjust the flow of water to soaker hoses that are suitable for lawns, along fences and nature strips, just to name a few. A good sturdy hose reel is a good idea so you don’t have to wrestle with your hose every time you use it.
A Sprayer is a handy easy to use tool to have for tackling weed or pest control. Comes in both hand held and large back pack models. Low-pressure sprayers are relatively inexpensive, lightweight, adaptable and can cover large areas rapidly.