If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.
Unfortunately, having a nice looking lawn takes time and work. Unless you have the proper equipment, it takes a lot of time and work. Knowing what equipment you need before going to the store to buy it will save you money. It can be tempting to buy extra gadgets and things that seem cool to have, but really do not save you any work when you have the right equipment. Here are a few tips for buying the equipment you need to create the yard you have always dreamed of having.
Preparing the Yard
If your yard has never been planted, or you need to redo what is already there, the first thing you should do is till and turn the dirt. This will require either a rototiller with a large tilling deck--20 inches or more--or a tiller attachment for a tractor. However, since this task will only need to be done once, you could rent this equipment instead.
If a lawn had been planted, and you need to prepare garden areas, a small tiller, one with a tilling deck of nine inches is a good idea. A smaller tiller is more maneuverable, stores easier and costs less. In addition, if you have a bigger tiller you may not be able to get into the smaller areas. An attachment for the tractor takes time to set up and is difficult to maneuver.
Spreading grass seed can be done by hand, but the results will not be very even, or can be done with a seed spreader. You could buy one that attaches to your tractor or riding lawn mower. However, buying a simple pushing spreader will save you money and not take up any more time than an expensive attachment for your tractor.
Mowing the Grass
While a riding mower may be the easiest as far as actual labor goes, unless you have a large yard there is no need for one. Push mowers have improved over the years, in fact, many are self-propelling so you don't have to exert too much energy to move them. The time it takes to push a mower around a small or medium yard is not going to be much more than using a riding mower. Push mowers are less expensive and have easier maintenance too.
Trimming the Bushes
Using a pair of shears to trim the bushes not only takes considerable time but also often results in blisters on your hands. An electric or gas trimmer is a must to keep your lawn work chores easier and quicker.
As long as you have these pieces of equipment, and a few hand tools like shovels, rakes and a hose, you should be able to have a beautifully landscaped yard.Share