Next year I will be taking care of the lawn rather than using a local
lawn services, I simply can't afford it any more. Besides my lawn
mower, edge trimmer and leaf blower are there any other tools that I
need in order to keep my lawn healthy? I leave in North Eastern, NJ.
Some good hand weeding tools. And, don't be one of those people who chases
one leaf around the yard for 3 hours with the blower, thereby making your
neighbors want to put a bullet in your head. You could replace the silly
thing with a good quality push broom.
Or, run over them with your mower, mulching blade is best, and return the
nutrients to the soil like Nature does. Set the wheels high in front and low
in back. If you have a side discharge mower, blow the leaves toward the
center, then reverse when the distance of the discharge throws it toward the
No. You use a rake for the leaves. I can move leaves twice as fast as my
neighbor, who's got a leaf blower, and I ain't no spring chicken. Look in
your phone book for a REAL garden center, and tell them you need a rake for
That's what I thought. Why not some real garden stores, instead of places
like HD that sell tools for amateurs? Open the yellow pages and let your
fingers do the walking. If you don't have a phone book, go here:
That's not exactly correct in all cases.
My husband can rake the leaves in our yard, thoroughly & efficiently,
much faster than he can clean the yard with the backpacker blower.
Honestly, he rakes faster than anyone I've ever seen.
I guess it depends on who you are, and what you are used to.
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