Depending on where you live, you might be buried in snow. However, even if you can’t remember the last time you saw your lawn, that doesn’t mean you need to give up on redoing it. Spring will be here before you know it, so now is the time to start planning.
Redoing your lawn takes more than a handful of fertilizer and a watering hose. In fact, there are several pieces of equipment that can make the process a whole lot easier.
Whether you’re laying new sod or you want to make your lawn more lush, you need a spreader. A high-quality spreader evenly disperses fertilizer, seeds, and other materials all over your yard. And even if you only need spot treatments, a spreader can prevent over fertilizing areas that are already healthy. You can also use a spreader to apply weed killer to specific areas of your lawn.
Rakes and Shovels
Redoing your lawn also requires a variety of rakes and shovels. It’s best to choose rakes that have long handles and sturdy metal teeth that will grip the roots of weeds and help to separate tiny rocks in underlying soil. If you have a lot of dead or wet leaves that you need to clear away, a rake with plastic teeth is the better choice. You should also invest in a high-quality shovel that is easy to lift and is wide enough to support the weight of dirt and dead leaves.
You also need heavy equipment to help you clear and transport dirt, rocks, and other materials. A 4-in-1 bucket is a piece of equipment that performs a variety of functions. In addition to its digging capacity, it can also load, carry, and dump dirt and other debris. It’s important to mention that this is a piece of heavy equipment that should be operated by someone with prior experience.
Good for both small and large yard redos, a mini excavator can do the heavy lifting and digging you can’t. It’s quite powerful, so you can also use it as a transportation system for heavy loads of gravel, sod, dirt and other things. The best part is, these mini powerhouses fit into the bed of a standard pickup truck for easy transportation.
Redoing your yard is just like another home renovation project. You need a plan, and you need the right tools to get the job done. Take inventory of what you need prior to spring thaw.
About the author:
Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.