Warm weather is making its debut and that means it is time to create a lush, green lawn.
From fertilizers to power tools, let’s talk through everything you need to keep your lawn well maintained all season long!
STEP ONE: Clear The Way
After a long winter, get rid of any fallen trees and tree limbs to makes sure your lawn is a clean slate. Use power to clear the way for a beautiful lawn.
-Use the Dewalt 60v Cordless Chainsaw to get the large debris and materials out of the way so you can maneuver your lawn mower and fertilizer spreader seamlessly.
-While you’re shaping the way, use the Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18 Volt Lithium ion Brushless Cordless Hedge Trimmer to cut back overgrown hedges and shrubs to make the landscaping neat.
STEP TWO: Fertilize, Weed and Feed
When maintaining a healthy lawn, it’s important to keep any weeds or crabgrass away.
As soon as grass begins to look 50 percent green, start “feeding” your lawn about every eight weeks to deliver important nutrients.
-Whether you’ve recently planted grass or are trying to grow more, Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer will help strengthen growth and protect against future problems.
-Use the Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard DLX Broadcast Spreader to get the fertilizer and seed across the entire yard in a breeze. The EdgeGuard protects garden beds and the driveway from getting hit with fertilizer or seed.
-For smaller yards or applications spread an even layer with the Scotts Wizz Handheld Power Spreader.
-It was a warmer winter, so crabgrass may already be sprouting up. Spot treat without bending over, simply walk the property with Roundup for Lawns to kills weeds only, not your lawn.
-Then, broadly give the lawn some special “weed prevention” treatment. Vigoro Weed and Feed feeds the lawn while preventing new weeds from growing for up to six months.
-If you’re focused on being natural, Dr. Earth products like the Super Natural Ready-to-Spray Hose Liquid Lawn Fertilizer and Dr. Earth Super Natural Lawn Fertilizer. These are non-gmo formulas and people- and pet-safe.
**If you have questions about your specific yard and climate, www.homedepot.com/gardenclub has all of the answers. Put in your zip code, and you’ll have custom tips from The Home Depot garden experts.
STEP THREE: Bring on the Power
The three tools every homeowner needs, in this order, are: a lawn mower, then a string trimmer, then a blower. Converting to cordless, lithium ion power is the way to go because it’s a more efficient and hassle free way to keep up the lawn.
The benefits are plenty, and the barrier to entry is low:
*Cordless: No more tripping over tangled cords to help make yard work easy.
*Gasless: Avoid the mess, hassle and fumes of gas with more advanced and more powerful battery platforms that deliver gas-like power.
*Lightweight: Easy-to-carry tools make it simple to access hard-to-reach places.
*Quiet: Prune the yard anytime without disturbing neighbors.
*One battery, many tools: Tackle the lawn with one quick-charge interchangeable battery that can be used in all your tools from the mower to the trimmer.
The first purchase for any yard should be a solid lawn mower. Convert to cordless, Lithium-Ion power is the way to go because it’s more efficient and hassle free way to keep up the lawn.
-Select the Ego 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Self Propelled Mower for most suburban lawn sizes. With a 60-minute charge time, it easily folds for compact storage and has a simple push-button start.
A string trimmer is the perfect tool to help with edging and grass that grows between the sidewalk cracks or close to fences.
-Look for a tool that is ergonomically balanced that has speed control trigger like the DEWALT 20-Volt Max Lithium-ION Electric Cordless Brush String Trimmer. Precise power control is key when it comes to string trimmers.
-Power through with the easy-to-carry Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Electric Cordless String Trimmer and Edger. Its two tools in one to help reach any branch, shrub or curb grass with the option to convert to an edger with a press-and-turn conversion.
Lawns need sunlight to survive. Debris on the yard for more than a week can cause your grass to die. With a blower, you can easily clear the lawn and save time by not having to rake.
-Any debris left over from the winter can easily be blown away in 60 percent less of the time than raking with the EGO 110 mph 530 CFM Variable Speed Turbo 56 Volt Lithium ion Cordless Electric Blower.
-Be the most thoughtful neighbor on the block by using a blower that makes 30 percent less noise than gas blowers like the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 100 MPH Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Handheld Blower.