Dethatching Rake: Jump Start Healthy Topsoil

Dethatching Rake: Jump Start Healthy Topsoil

I’ve had several friends show me areas of their lawn that are struggling to grow grass and have thinned out dramatically. They say “I just don’t get it – last year it was healthy and green.” So what went wrong? They let their lawn develop a layer of thatch on top of the soil that was too thick. Thatch is basically a combination of dead & living matter located...

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Leaf Blowers

Leaf Blowers

Keeping one’s yard clean and debris free is often an ongoing process that is a struggle for many homeowners. Depending on the trees in the yard or in surrounding properties, there might be a good amount of leaf litter that needs to be cleaned up throughout the year. Raking takes quite a bit of time and can be tiring. An effective method to clean them would be with the use of a leaf blower....

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Lawn Aerator

Lawn Aerator

A lawn aerator is a gardening tool used to reduce compaction of soil so that lawn grass can grow more easily. It also helps to control lawn thatch, the layer of dead plant material that can choke off oxygen from living grass. Lawn thatch and compacted soil makes it difficult for grass roots to grow, and impedes the flow of rainwater as it drains into the ground. Yard Butler Core Lawn...

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Yard Cart

Yard Cart

A yard cart can be an invaluable tool for gardening and working in the yard. When using a yard cart tasks can be completed quicker and easier. There are health benefits to using a yard card as they take stress off of the back by making the load lighter and prevent back injuries. Yard carts are useful for hauling tools, plants, and mulch. Yard carts come in various shapes, sizes, and...

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Weed Trimmer

Weed Trimmer

Spring’s on the horizon, and with it, lawn maintenance. To that end, any serious lawn keeper would be remiss not to include a weed trimmer in the equipment arsenal. The wide range of product choices, however, can present a baffling experience, if not informed before setting out to buy one. The seemingly simple, weed trimmer is anything but! It clearly possesses a knack for securing a...

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Lawn Spreader

Lawn Spreader

A lawn spreader is a versatile landscaping tool used to evenly dispense seed or fertilizer over your lawn. It can also be used to quickly and accurately spread sand, lime, moss, compost and many other landscaping materials. The three basic types of lawn spreader are the hand-crank spreader, the drop spreader, and the broadcast spreader. The type of spreader you choose will be based on the size of...

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Lawn Roller

Lawn Roller

There are a number of uses for a lawn roller. A lawn roller has a sturdy handle and a long post. Attached to this is a heavy polyvinyl or masonry roller. A lawn roller can weigh up to twenty pounds depending on size and length preferred. A stone roller comes in handy when you plant new grass seed and want to insure that it’s deeply embedded into the soil. Heavy rainfall often causes grass...

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Lawn Rake

Lawn Rake

Amongst the myriad of tools you need to keep your lawn looking its best is the lawn rake. Of course there are many other tools, but the basic lawn rake has possibly more uses than any other lawn tool. In the fall when leaves scatter over your grass, it is important to remove them in order to prepare for the new grass growth in the spring. This could not be accomplished without a lawn rake. When...

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