Now that the temperatures are starting to rise and the snow is melting in many areas of the Midwest, homeowners and landscapers are looking forward to getting outside. If you’re excited to get back to gardening and landscaping this spring, make sure you have all the tools of the trade. These must-have tools for spring gardening and landscaping will make your springtime gardening projects easier and more efficient than ever.
Gardening scissors or clippers are incredibly useful no matter what plants and foliage you have growing around your property. As flowers, shrubs, and other plants begin to grow back this spring, you’ll need to keep them tidy and trim away any dead branches, buds, and more. Some leaves and branches may die as they grow in, while others might be leftovers from winter. Garden scissors and clippers are also helpful for harvesting certain vegetables and herbs later in the season once they grow in fully.
Landscaping gloves are key to your gardening convenience and safety around the yard. Especially while using tools like clippers and hedge trimmers, heavy-duty landscaping gloves help protect your hands from cuts and injury. Gloves are on every gardener’s and landscaper’s safety equipment list. Landscaping gloves are also more convenient for keeping your hands clean—you don’t have to worry about dirt and debris getting under your fingernails every time you pot a new plant.
In places where yards get covered with thick layers of snow during the winter, your yard might look a bit dull and dead once all the snow melts. One way to revitalize it is to give the grass a light raking. Not only does this remove dead leaves and other debris left over from winter, but it also helps clear away dead glass that might prevent new growth this spring. You’ll need a trusty yard rake for this job.
Once you have all those leaves and the dead grass raked into a pile, you’ll need to scoop it up to toss into a yard waste bag. The fastest and easiest way to accomplish this is with a leaf blower. You can blow the debris onto a tarp and then funnel the yard waste into a bag. This process is faster and more rewarding after you just spent all that time raking the entire yard—odds are you won’t want to touch the rake again to clean it all up. That’s what makes a leaf blower a must-have.
Before you take to your yard to start your outdoor spring chores, don’t forget to stock up on these must-have tools for spring gardening and landscaping. These tools and pieces of gear will help make your gardening projects easier and more enjoyable this season.
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