Lawn Care Tools
There are a number of tools that will help you in your lawn care
efforts. Some of these lawn care tools are more essential than others
but all should make it easier for you to look after your lawn properly.
As with any new tools, be sure to follow the manufacturers instructions
for use to ensure a safe gardening environment. The following is
a list of the most common lawn care tools with links to more detailed
Perhaps the most obvious lawn care tool, the lawn mower is essential
in maintaining a well kept lawn. A vast range of lawn mowers are
available and the many different types are all suited to different
The lawn sprinkler connects to your hosepipe and should provide
your lawn with a well dispersed water supply. In a hot dry summer
an efficient lawn sprinkler is a must in preventing withered yellowing
grass. A lawn that suffers from moisture shortage in a drought period
is more prone to moss and weed infestation once the rains return
and moisture is available again in the soil.
Hollow tine (core) Lawn Aerator
The hollow tine lawn aerator (also known as a core lawn aerator)
removes small cylinders (cores) of turf. This reduces soil compaction
and aids drainage enabling moisture and oxygen to enter the soil
and allowing carbon dioxide out of the soil.
Solid tine Lawn Aerator
The solid tine lawn aerators tend to aerate the turf and soil to
a shallower depth and again help oxygen and water to enter the soil.
Because of the shallower depth and the fact that no existing soil
is removed solid tine aerators are not so effective for highly compacted
soils when compared with a hollow tine aerator.
Spring Tine Rake
The lawn care tool that goes hand in hand with the mower is the
spring tine rake. This tool is not just for collecting lawn clippings
however. It is essential for removing leaves, small branches and
other plant matter that falls to the lawn in the winter and summer
months. These need to removed for helping prevent the excessive
build up of thatch in the lawn,. Preventing the build up of thatch
helps the lawn ‘breathe’ properly.
These are a relatively new lawn tool for the average gardener but
can save a large amount of time.