Useful Lawn Care Equipment and Tools
Bethany homeowners often rely on a handful of important tools to take care of their lawns. Some of these tools will be used so frequently that you should own them, while others can be rented from time to time as the need arises. Whether you own a home or rent a Bethany rental home, taking care of the lawn is something you should be doing and it might just be in your lease.
Almost every homeowner with a lawn owns a lawn mower. Lawnmowers generally come in two types: reel mowers that operate with a set of laterally mounted blades that scissor against a bedknife as the wheels turn, or rotary mowers that cut by means of a high-speed spinning blade hidden beneath a metal deck.
Electric mowers are particularly popular among homeowners because of their non-polluting features and they are typically much quieter than gasoline-powered mowers. Some mowers have self-bagging features that collect grass clippings, while others use a mulching feature that allows the mower to chop up the grass clippings and return them to the lawn.
A string trimmer is a lawn care tool that whips at high speed to cut off grass in areas where a lawn-mower cannot reach. It offers an easy way to neatly trim off grass along fences, walls, and garden beds. Most homeowners now find corded electric or battery-operated string trimmers to be preferable to gas-powered trimmers, which are loud and polluting to the environment.
A power blower, operating either by a gas-motor, electric cord, or battery, blow leaves or other debris out of garden beds, off of patios and decks, or across lawns. Some types of blowers offer only blowing capability, while others can be reversed to serve as vacuums that suck up leaves and deposit them in a collection bag for easy disposal.
A spreader is a manual push tool used to distribute fertilizers, lawn seed, and pesticides across the lawn. There are two types of lawn spreaders: broadcast spreaders, which have a spinning arm that scatters materials in a circular manner as you push the tool across the lawn; and drop spreaders, which drop the material in a more controlled manner through a line of openings in the bottom of the spreader.
An edger uses a metal blade and cutting edge to trim off the edges of the lawn along sidewalks, pathways, and garden edging. Power edgers have a circular cutting blade that rotates to cut away encroaching grass along the edge of the sidewalk.
Whether you are new to doing a lawn or you have been doing your lawn for years, it is always helpful to know more about useful Lawn Care Equipment and Tools.
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