5 Must-Have Landscaping Tools
Whether you are looking to start your own landscaping business, or collect an arsenal of yard care equipment, getting ahold of these tools can be a costly endeavor. The good news is that investing in these items can pay for itself if used properly. It is also important to note that you do not have to pay more for highly sophisticated equipment. Here is a starting list of gardening and landscape tools that you simply cannot go without.
Gloves and Safety Equipment
If you are diving into the realm of DIY landscaping, the most important step to take is in self preservation and safety. Investing in a set of gloves will keep your hands from blistering and getting infected while using the other tools on this list. Other highly recommended safety items include head protection, such helmets and hard hats. Eye protection is quintessential to anyone dealing with weed whackers and hedge trimmers. Long shirts and pants are encouraged no matter what sort of landscaping is being conducted.
Shovels, Rakes, and Push Brooms
One-man, one-handed tools like spade shovels and brooms are one of the most commonly used tools of the trade. Spade shovels are especially handing for moving gravel, sand, or dirt from one location to another. Rakes are the tool of choice for gathering foliage and extraneous debris into piles. Brooms are the essential tool for clean up.
Perhaps the most important and sometimes costly tool in a landscapers locker is the lawn mower. This grass reducing machine does not have to be overly expensive if one opts to purchase the hand-pushed version. Seated electrical lawn mowers will cost much more but be highly efficient in practice, which will get the job done sooner. Perhaps the most essential tool, lawn mowers are used to control the height of grass and weeds to give off the appearance of a controlled yard.
It is fall, the trees have shed their leaves and they gather on your yard, covering your lawn from end to end. Raking the leaves away is an option, all be it a time consuming one. Or, a savvy time saver will choose to employ the leaf blower to clean their yard. Leaf blowers can be used for far more than just leaves. For example, after filling in pavers with construction sand, a leaf blower can be used to take the top layer of sand off the pavers. The leaf blower is a tool that is purposed to save time and energy by reducing the amount of manpower needed to control dirt, leaves, sand, etc.
The list of essential tools can span the length of a football field, the items mentioned above are the bare minimum of what a landscaper has at anytime. A few honorable mentions would be construction bags, trailer/truck, weed whacker, and hedge trimmers. Investing these tools can be costly. If you are looking for a team that is equipped to handle any landscaping project in the Aurora, Colorado area, give our team at Kane's Landscaping a call. We are poised to offer free quotes on every service that we provide.