The subtle change in the weather, leaves starting to grow back on trees, birds chirping - March marks the beginning of a new season: Spring! It’s time to dust off your lawn care tools (or treat yourself to some new ones) and get started on reviving your yard from a winter slumber. Whether you’re a new homeowner or a lawn care hobbyist, here are the top tools we recommend to help spruce up your lawn.
A basic for any homeowner, a quality electric lawnmower will make cutting your grass feel like less of a chore. For larger yards with one or more acres, a riding mower will save you time and energy. Small-yard owners will benefit from the EGO Power+ LM2100SP model ($399.00). This self-propelled lawn mower has LED lights attached, can run for up to an hour on a single charge and even allows you to choose the cutting height for longer or shorter grass.
A good, durable pair of lawn care gloves will save your hands from nicks and cuts while sprucing up for your upcoming backyard barbeques. The Showa 300L-09 Atlas Fit 300 Rubber-Coated Gloves ($32.41 for 12 pairs) has 5 stars on Amazon and it’s easy to see why! Made with a non-slip rubber coating, these gloves are perfect for any lawn care task - picking up leaves, gardening, mowing, spreading soil - you name it, the Showa gloves can do it.
A quality rake is a must-have for Spring lawn care projects. While plastic rakes are inexpensive, they usually don’t stand the test of time. If you want a rake that’s built to last, consider the Tabor Tools Adjustable Rake ($30.99). This rake features an ultra-lightweight frame, adjustable heights and a rake head that can expand from 8-23 inches, depending on the job you’re using it for.
String Trimmer and Edger
For gardens, under decks and fences and any hard-to-reach spots that a lawnmower can’t reach, a string trimmer helps keep all parts of your lawn looking smooth. Edgers, on the other hand, work best for trimming grass around sideways and driveways. Instead of buying both tools, the Worx WG163 GT 3.0 20V PowerShare 12" Cordless String Trimmer & Edger ($139.00) gives you the best of both worlds with a two-for-one trimmer and edger. The Worx gives you total control with an adjustable handle and body, making it easy to shape up every part of your lawn and a convenient button to feed line automatically as you go.
Lawn Care Clothing
Make sure to protect yourself while cleaning up sharp branches and brush with protective clothing made specifically for outdoor work. Truewerk Workwear Pants ($79.00) offer a lightweight, moisture-wicking design to keep you cool while you’re working outside this spring. Truewerk pants offer easy-access pockets with a protective lining, allowing you to carry sharp tools without worry and a 4-way stretch design that moves with you as you work.
Functional footwear? Yes please! Keep your feet dry, clean and free of grass with the Kujo Yardwear Shoes ($125.00). These shoes were built with lawn care in mind - waterproof, lightweight, slip-resistant, and flexible for any job your yard throws at you. Kujos are also easy to clean, so don’t be afraid to get them a little dirty!
Lawnmowers, leaf blowers, shrub trimmers, oh my! All of these lawn care tools, while helpful, can create damaging noise levels for your ears. Protect your ears while listening to your favorite tunes with the ISOtunes AIR DEFENDER earmuffs ($79.99) or ISOtunes LITE earplugs ($69.99). Both options are built with ISOtunes patented SafeMax™ Technology to limit volume output to 85 dB, the recommended safe noise limit according to the CDC, and offer Bluetooth 5.0 technology so you can connect your phone for hands-free listening while you work. Not to mention, they are sweat and water-resistant.