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Tools You Need For Landscaping Maintenance

Oct 15th 2015 at 11:35 PM

There is a variety of tools needed to maintain a landscaping job, and they do everything from simply mowing and weed-eating to maintaining the structure of the home and garden.

Now that you have spent all of that time creating the perfect landscape, you need to make sure you can maintain it. Luckily, there are many tools out there to make that job a lot easier, no matter what your landscaping needs.


One of the most important tools for maintaining your landscaping is a shovel, or it’s smaller cousin, the trowel. These items can be used to dig holes as needed for planting trees or other plants.


Another important tool to keep handy is a hoe. This will be used to break up weeds so that they are easier to remove instead of having to remove them entirely by hand.


Fertilizer and mulch is very important to ensuring the proper growth of the various plants you may have in your landscaping. Where mulch is mainly for decorative purposes, fertilizer can not only add design to your garden but also provide necessary nutrients to the plants that your soil may be lacking. These nutrients will promote the growth of the plant.


Fencing can be another valuable addition to your landscaping as it protects your garden while adding aesthetic benefits. Stone pavers are also a plus, as they will make retaining walls or raised plant beds. This could serve a variety of uses ranging from aesthetic benefits to functional benefits such as protecting the home’s foundation or controlling the water supply.


A string trimmer is another valuable tool to keep handy. String trimmer cut grass where a mower cannot properly reach. Edging shears are also amazing tools for this job, as they will help trim the edges of the lawn where it may be difficult for the mower to reach.


A turfing iron can be used if you decide you want a new kind of grass, or if the grass for some reason needs replacing in one particular spot. This tool removes the turf from existing lawns so that you can re-plant turf when you need to make a change.


A leveling rake is a great tool to have around in soil-based lawns, as it will help keep the soil level and looking beautiful. It can also be used to ensure that soil and fertilizer do not mound up too high around your plants.


And last but not least, the spring-tined rake will help with leaf and thatch removal in your garden. Visit this website for landscaping materials in San Jose area.


Author Bio:-

Brett has had a lifelong interest in plants and trees and writes about his interest as a creative outlet. You can read his latest musings at landscaping tour blog.

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