With spring around the corner, you’d want to prepare your backyard for some fun time. And you may need some essential tools to bring your garden to top shape. But before you sign up for any gardening tools through companies and various other wholesalers, remember:
- You don’t need everything
- You often get what you pay for
This article sheds light on the five most crucial landscaping tools for spring to have in your shed before spring arrives so you can join in on all of the fun activities.
String Trimmer (AKA Weed Eater and Weed Whacker)
A string trimmer is one of those universal must-haves that everyone needs when they’re tending to their yard each spring. Keep in mind; different regions use these differently.
This device uses a monofilament line to cut grass and other weeds/plants. You can get gas-powered or electric, but it needs to be cordless (battery-powered).
No matter what you end up buying at your local hardware store for the rest of these tools, make sure you pick up one of these along the way. It’s all too easy to underestimate how long most plants will need water.
If you invest in a suitable hose, you can avoid worries about overwatering or underwatering anything in your yard. A hose is also among those things where you often get what you pay for. Some of the hoses out there will be low-quality and won’t last more than a season or two. Therefore, before buying a hosepipe, check its quality and enquire about the durability of the product.
A chainsaw is the one thing on this list that you’ll probably want to get from your local hardware store (or gas-powered tools shop) because it’s practical to test these out beforehand (unlike some other items on this list).
Chainsaws may cost $200+, but if you use them for five years, the savings add up compared to buying cheap ones every couple of years. If you need something for lighter tasks and mulching branches, then you can consider going with an electric option.
Lawn Edger and Mower
This little tool looks like a mini saw and attaches to your string trimmer so you can edge along sidewalks, curbs, and flower beds. Just keep in mind that most string trimmers can also double as lawn edgers with the correct attachment. These are excellent landscaping tools for spring and can help save you time and effort.
A lawnmower is a versatile tool, and the quality and price will vary based on how much space you need to cover and your budget. You can go for an electric or gas-powered model. It is recommended you don’t go for a cheap mower (electric) but instead find something mid-grade or high-grade as they are prone to get damaged easily.
There’s nothing wrong with getting a push mower either if it fits your budget.
Landscaping Tools- The Pruner
Last but not least, you’ll want to get a pruner that can fully extend and reach the tops of trees and bushes. The most popular choice is electric models with a long pole and rotating head at the top.
It’s used to remove dead leaves/branches/vines from out-of-reach areas. You can find good pruners at your local hardware store or online.
As always, make sure these tools are adequately equipped to handle whatever comes their way during springtime. With everything on this list (minus the chainsaw), you can find great deals in both online and brick and mortar hardware stores near your location.