So, you’re looking to get serious about your landscaping needs for your own personal yard. More specifically, you’re looking for some professional landscaping tools that you can use to make yours the best-looking yard in the neighborhood.
There is a wide variety of landscaping tools that are available to purchase but don’t feel overwhelmed. As long as you have the basics, you can get just about any job done in a single afternoon!
But what are the must-have professional landscaping tools for someone who is just starting out? And do you really need to have one of everything to make your yard look magazine-worthy?
If you’re asking yourself these kinds of questions, wonder no longer, because we’re here to help! In this article, we’ll discuss a few basic landscaping tools worth purchasing, as well as tell you how you can save money during the process.
Now then, let’s get started!
A Quick Turn Mower
When it comes to landscaping, oftentimes the best place to start is with your grass. And while there are a wide variety of tools to use to mow your lawn, none work as well or are as fun to use as a quick turn mower.
Having the ability to turn on a dime while mowing your yard allows you access to those hard to reach places. Also, they simply cut better than other mowers, and are a more efficient way to mow your lawn, too.
A String Trimmer
Even with a quick turn mower, there are going to be certain spots in your yard that are next to impossible to reach. The best (and fastest) way to clean up those areas is with a string trimmer.
A good string trimmer, with multiple heads, can even allow you to do other tasks, too. For instance, a string trimmer that also has an edger attachment can allow you to easily edge your yard using the same piece of equipment. That’s a great way to save storage space, as well as money, by only having to purchase one piece of equipment.
A Hedge Trimmer
Once the grass is taken care of it’s time to move onto the trees and bushes. And in order to keep these maintained and looking good, you’re going to need a hedge trimmer of some kind.
While it may be tempting to go cheap here, as it’s not something you’ll use each time you do your yard, it’s not a good idea. Because a cheaply-made hedge trimmer isn’t going to make the job easier, and in fact, can even damage your bushes and trees.
Also, it’s just going to break after a few uses, which means you’ll end up spending the money it costs to purchase a good one anyway.
An Electric Blower
Now that the grass is mowed, and the bushes and trees are trimmed, it’s time to start cleaning up the mess that you’ve made. And the best and most efficient way to do this part of the job is with a blower.
A pro tip? Don’t be afraid to blow leaves, or other debris found in your yard, into a pile with your blower. It’s a neat tool that can do a lot more than just clean off your driveway, so use it to its fullest and make the cleanup process that much easier.
Whether you’re planting something new or tidying up an existing area, it’s nice to have a few different shovel variations to make the job easier. But spending a ton of money on a bunch of different shovels isn’t the best idea, especially if you’re just starting out.
So, if you can, try to find one or two shovels that you can do a wide variety of tasks with. That way you aren’t taking up too much storage space or spending a ton of cash on shovels, but you still have a few choices to work with.
Once you have all of the equipment you need to do basic landscaping tasks, it may seem like you’re finished making purchases. However, if you don’t already have a good set of hand tools, that’s not quite true.
Simply put, things are going to break, especially if you’re using them often. And you need a good set of tools that you can use to get your equipment back up and running, as well as maintain their current state.
Last but not least, if you have a lot of nice landscaping equipment, you need a good place to store it all. And if you don’t have a big garage or storage space, you may feel obligated to leave it somewhere unsafe.
In order to prevent weather damage or theft, it’s wise to store your equipment in a locked and enclosed space. And if you don’t have a garage or a shed, consider getting an enclosed trailer.
They’re a cheap storage solution, mobile, and a great way to keep your equipment safe and secure. Best of all, custom enclosed trailers are often cheaper than other backyard storage solutions, which is an added bonus.
Professional Landscaping Tools for Your Yard
Well, there you have it! Those are a few professional landscaping tools that you should consider picking up and using at your own personal home!
As you can see, you don’t need a ton of fancy equipment to get the job done. In fact, it’s best to go quality over quantity, so the equipment that you do have is top-notch.
Above all else, take care of your gear, and make sure it’s stored somewhere safe when you’re not using it.
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