For many property owners, lawn care can be time consuming and difficult without the proper equipment. For those who own homes with acreage, the task to have a beautiful lawn can be even trickier.
The first thing you can do is prepare and plan. What part of your lawn do you want to be just grass, do you want to add a garden, or will you put in flowers or a patio? There are many things you can do with a lot of room so delegate portions of the lawn for different elements you’d like to add. Make sure the borders are clear and make sure you know the maintenance level for each element.
When it comes to mowing and basic upkeep of the property, it’s important to have the proper equipment. Here are a few basic tools and equipment you might need to keep your lawn in top shape.
Heavy duty lawn mower. Depending on your budget, a zero-turn mower will be a lot faster and more accurate, but if you’re looking for something less expensive, a standard rider will do.
Garden tiller. If you’re thinking of adding a garden, a tiller will help you prepare the soil for growing season. A front-tine tiller will work for smaller gardens, but if you have a bigger garden in mind, you’ll need a rear-tine tiller.
Hedge trimmer. If you have any bushes on your property, you’ll be very thankful for a hedge trimmer. Besides a mower, it will be your favorite tool for basic lawn care.
Pressure washer. Basic upkeep also means cleaning grease and worn paint from patios, equipment, driveways and walkways. A power washer will be your best bet to get the job done.
There are many other tools available if you want to get more adventurous with elements you can add to your yard. Obviously, if time is limited, and money permitting, you can also contact a professional to do the work for you. That will guarantee your routine maintenance and upkeep will be done.
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