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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Turfing iron

This useful tool is used to remove turf from existing lawns. After the square of turf has been cut, the turfing iron is used to slice underneath it, severing the grass roots. It has a sharp point for cutting and an angled handle to produce level pieces of turf.

Turfing IronEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Half moon cutter

Used for creating sharp, crisp edges or neat cuts, the half moon cutter is designed to slice efficiently through the turf with a flat blade that ensures a straight line. When cutting an edge, pull a line of string taut and follow it with the blade, chopping downward.

The Cutting EdgeEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Broom

Good for a variety of uses, a broom is a common garden tool. Using a stiff broom is one of the most effective methods of brushing top-dressing into the holes created by aeration (although brooms with softer heads should be used on finer lawns). Brooms are also useful for sweeping hard surfaces, like patios and paths, after lawn renovations, and for keeping the garden neat.

Use Broom for Lawn CareEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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