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Whether you are an avid gardener, or a relative novice taking care of both your garden and your lawn is a big responsibility. While gardening itself is a “back to the earth” type of task, in today’s world more and more people are mixing a little technology into their garden methods. Finding the right mix of power tools and old standards can help you get the most out of your lawn and garden experience. Here are some suggestions:
Compact Lawn Mower
A walk behind mower is a staple of yard maintenance for homeowners whether they choose to grow flowers and vegetables or not, but traditional mowers can take up a lot of space and make it difficult to find what you need when you need it. A compact mower like Toro Recycler 22 inch SmartStow Briggs and Stratton PoweReverse Personal Pace Gas Walk Behind Mower fold up to take up less room in the garage but still have plenty of power to get the job done.
Portable Versions of Power Tools
Large contraptions are not fun to maneuver around the yard and take up too much space. It used to be, however to get the power needed, large chainsaws, blowers, and trimmers were necessary. Some common choices include:
Cordless Hedge Trimmers
An Osculating Sprinkler
Keeping your yard properly watered is essential, and it is no fun to stop and move your sprinkler to different places in the yard. Having an osculating sprinkler makes this easier.
A Lightweight Expandable Garden Hose
Traditional hoses are notoriously heavy and can make you feel like you are carrying a hundred-pound python around your yard. Newer hoses are much lighter, and are still made of sturdy material, making lawn and garden care much easier for all.
Having your yard aerated is a must to get the most out of your watering sessions. Some simply hire a lawn service each year to aerate, but more are tackling the task themselves with irrigation kits. These can be either special strap-on spikes or a push behind manual aerator that help your lawn to stay loose and breathe.
Raised Garden Bed
Rather than putting in a garden directly into the ground, many are choosing a raised garden bed. Not everyone’s yard has naturally good soil, so having a raised garden provides an opportunity to supplement the soil with bagged, and fertilize more thoroughly for a bountiful harvest.
LED Grow Lights
If you live in a region where weather is unpredictable, it can help to have LED grow lights to start your garden indoors. Some may even choose to continue a bit of indoor gardening this way, which brings the experience of gardening to those who may not have access to land, such as apartment dwellers.
Shears, pruners, hoes, spades, weeders, and rakes have long been standbys for gardeners and can provide better control and a stronger sense of connection with the earth. Good lawn care and gardening not only make you look good to the neighbors, put can also help support the planet and provide you.