Garden is as much an important part of every household as any other room in the house is. It’s a perfect place to enjoy ice tea and unwind after a long day during warm weather. Also, it is a great place for one’s children to spend time and explore nature. Keeping your backyard clean is not only the question of aesthetics but also your kids’ safety. In this text, we are going to tell you about some basic tools that will help you keep your oasis pristine.
The very first thing you need and that you will use regularly is a lawnmower. Clearly, you will cut the grass more often during spring and summer, so get the high-quality one but within your price range. If you are not in the urgent need of getting one, we recommend you to buy it in the fall, after a busy summer season, because they are usually on sale then. Moreover, get a lawn sweeper (or a leaf sweeper). This is a great tool to clean all the debris such as leaves, twigs, and grass clippings and so on.
Similarly, if you have shrubs or ornamental trees in your backyard, you will need shrub sheers. They can be used on every type of these plants and are extremely easy to maneuver. You can cut and shape shrubs any way you like. In addition, they are also great for trimming tall or decorative grass or plants. What is great is that you can simply purchase and change the blade when it wears off.
One of the handiest tools that you will most definitely use during late summer and early fall weeks is a leaf blower. As with any tool, there are certain things to consider before buying one. You can choose between corded, cordless or gas powered one. Think about the size of your garden as well as the shape and if there are any tight spaces you have to access. These things will affect the size and of course the power of the tool. Using a leaf blower you will clean the entire backyard, and clearly the patio area with ease. Check out thebestleafblowers to learn more about other things to consider before purchasing one and also find out all the pros and cons of each type and model.
The last thing we have to mention is the patio. There is no point in cleaning the entire garden if you don’t clear up the patio. Firstly you have to remove the leaves and debris using a leaf blower or a simple broom. Furthermore, use a pressure washer to clean all the dirt that has been accumulating during long winter months. Don’t forget to clean the patio furniture. Depending on the type of furniture, you can use many different products. Clean softwood with white vinegar solution and ammonia or sand hardwood. Also, you should add a protective finish to hardwood to renew its brightness and expand its lifetime. If you own metal furniture, clean it with soap and water and add the wax paste to prevent rusting. Lastly make sure to clean a barbeque, plant pots and any other ornaments in your backyard.
To conclude, we have presented you with some main tools that we believe every household should own. Clearly, there are many more you can benefit from depending on the size of your garden. Make sure to carefully inspect each tool and be certain that is the best one for you, before making a purchase.