6 Basic Lawn Products You Should Have

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The grass is always greener where you take care of it. Whether you're giving lawn care a try for the first time in your first yard, or you're a seasoned grass growing pro, there are just a few lawn care basics that you need to keep in your garage or shed so that your yard can stay in tip-top shape.

1. Lawnmower

If you've got grass, you need a lawnmower. Unless you want to pay a lawn care company to come out and regularly remove your lawn for you, it's a really smart investment to buy your lawnmower.

There are two types of lawnmowers, one type is self-propelled and the other is not. Take it from somebody who's mowed one too many lawns with a lawnmower that isn't self-propelled—you really want to self-propelled lawnmower because it's a whole lot more work for you if your lawnmower isn't self-propelling.

For a large yard, you may even want a riding lawnmower. Riding lawn mowers are significantly more expensive than a basic push mower, but if you're mowing acres and acres, it's worth it.

2. Edger

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In addition to a lawnmower, you're going to want an edger. An edger can help you give your lawn that clean, manicured look the professionals leave your lawn with.

Now, learning to use an edger takes a little bit of time. If you take a chunk or two out of your grass the first time you use an edger, there's no shame in that, we've all been there.

You can also use your edger around tough to reach spots in your lawn and around shrubbery or sidewalks to keep everything looking pristine.

Most lawn care tools are dangerous, but edgers are deceptively so. Make sure to keep your body away from the edger line and wear long pants and toed shoes when edging a lawn.

3. Weed Control

If you've got grass, you've likely got weeds. And if you got weeds, you got a lawn that's not fun to walk on. Weed control comes in many forms, but a weed eater of some sort is always I must in your lawn care kit.

You can make DIY weed control solutions, or you can purchase a chemical weed spray at any hardware store or big-box store.

The type of weed control that you use for your lawn will depend on the area of the country that you live in and the type of grass that you have.

4. Basic Gardening Tools

Your basic gardening tools include things like shovels, rakes, hoes, and gardening shears. These tools are essential because they'll help you keep your lawn and Shrubbery looking great.

If you got to pick one to start with, start by purchasing a shovel and build your collection from there. You'll find yourself reaching for your shovel more often than you realize.

If you want your gardening tools to last a long time, make sure to clean and store them properly after each use. We recommend storing them off the ground by hanging them on a wall in your garage.

5 Hose and Sprinklers

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Invest in a good hose and a hose holder to make your life much easier when it comes to caring for your lawn or garden. There is definitely a difference between a cheap hose and a well-made hose, and you're sure to find some good, budget-friendly options in between.

Correctly storing your hose will prevent your hose from kinking or breaking, and it will ensure the longevity of your hose as well. Use a hose holder if you are choosing to store your hose away from grass, where it could kill the grass if it lays on it for too long.

6. Sprinklers

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You're also going to want to invest in sprinklers that you can move around your yard if you don't have a built-in sprinkler system.

You can also purchase an attachable hose timer that will help you regulate how much water you're putting on specific areas of your lawn. It's an upgrade from a basic hose sprinkler combo, but it's definitely worth it if you've got a lot of lawn to water.