10 Types of Lawn Tools

A large part of caring properly for your lawn is having the right tools on hand. Here are our top 10 recommendations.

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Good quality tools are essential for ensuring a healthy lawn, and using the right tool for the right job will make creation and maintenance simple. As well as common garden tools there are many specialty lawn tools that are designed to make lawn care easy.

Lawnmower

This is the essential tool for any lawn. Different types are available, with rotary or cylinder blades, and some collect grass clippings as they go. Mowers can be gas-driven; more environmentally friendly types run on batteries or are push-propelled.

Lawnmower Essential Tool for HomeownersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

String trimmer

Essential for cutting grass that the mower can't reach, they are excellent for use around walls, fences, and patios. They are also useful for tight corners and very long grass. They cut the blades of grass with nylon string that rotates at high speed.

String Trimmer Eats WeedsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Edging shears

A neatly edged lawn is an attractive feature in the garden, and edging shears make trimming easy. Push the soil away from the grass edge, and then use the shears like scissors—only the cutting blade should move, while the other blade remains static.

Edging Shears Keep Grass Border TrimmedEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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