Whether you’ve just bought your first home, or you just bought your first home with a lawn, you’re going to need to maintain it. Not only is landscaping aesthetically pleasing, but it increases your home’s resale value by up to 14% as well.
You can have a professional lawn care service come and maintain your property for you on a weekly basis, but that could get expensive. Doing it yourself can save you money and give you the satisfaction of having a nicer lawn than your neighbors.
A good looking lawn starts with the right equipment, however. Before you jump into DIY lawncare headfirst, consider getting these products.
This is without a doubt the most important tool you can use to maintain your lawn, and shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The reason it’s on the list, other than to cover all bases, is because there are different styles of lawn mowers and you should get the one that works best for you. If your lawn is relatively small, less than an acre maybe, there’s no need to get a big expensive lawn mower; you could get away with using a simple push mower. If you have a medium sized lawn/yard, then a nice riding mower would be plenty. Riding mowers such as Zero Turn mowers are great for yards with lawn features and tight corners. Evaluate your needs before running out and buying something that is too much, or too little.
You’re probably wondering what a dethatcher is, but in all reality, most people don’t know what it is. Your lawn gets covered with things such as dead grass, debris, roots, and other stuff. This accumulation is known as thatch and can hinder your lawn from growing full and green. A dethatcher will help remove the thatch so the grass can breathe and grow properly.
Cutting grass can be a win-lose situation (or a win-win-lose if you like the smell). Even though you’re doing work to maintain the lawn, you’re creating more work for yourself if you don’t have a bag mower. A bag mower will collect the grass as you mow, but they can get full quickly and you might have to make multiple stops to empty it. Otherwise, the grass gets blown everywhere in your lawn, garden, and driveway. A dethatcher will help with the lawn, but the grass that’s stuck to the side of your house or your driveway requires a leaf blower. Sweeping an entire driveway can get exhausting, so it’s much easier to crank over a leaf blower and blow all the grass away. Great for leaves too, as the name suggests.
Now that you’re prepared and have all the right equipment, you can go out there and landscape your yard to perfection.
If you’re looking for a lawn equipment dealer, contact Outback Heating today.