Getting the Denver tools necessary for Spring landscaping
March 5, 2020
Hello spring! Denver spring is here and that means it’s time to start preparing your landscape. It’s important to get your lawn in tip-top shape and be ready for warm months ahead! Whether you are doing landscaping yourself, or you are hiring a landscaping company in Denver
there will be some tools that you need to help maintain a healthy Denver lawn.
What to Look For:
First things first, there are some things you should look for when it comes to your lawn tools. For smaller handheld tools, look for tools with a wood or metal handle - they will hold up better over time. While painted tools are “cuter” and more “fun” it’s often not the right decision. The paint affects the quality of the wood and can shorten your tools’ lifespan.
For the long-handed tools (think shovel), it’s important to get something that fits well in your hands and that it’s high-quality. Just think of having to shovel dirt all of the time...is it going to be easier or harder with a low-quality tool? You’ll need to get something that is right for you, and your anticipated usage. Most landscaping companies or hardware stores can help you pick the right tools for you.
- Speaking of tools, here are some of the ones we think you’ll use most often, and that are helpful to have in your arsenal.
- Shovel: A shovel is necessary, both handheld and long-handled. A handheld shovel is helpful if you will be gardening, whereas the long-handled shovel is helpful if you are going to be doing heavy landscaping.
- Spade: Transplant shades are what we truly recommend, as they can be used to transplant plants/flowers around the garden quickly and effectively.
- Rakes: Rakes are good for more than just raking leaves - which means you’ll need a few different ones! A long-handled plastic one is just fine for raking leaves and trash together, where as a metal one is going to be what you need for heavy duty landscaping. They do make small handheld rakes - which are great for those wanting to do some light gardening.
- Pruners: Have long branches or elaborate bushes? You’ll need pruners to help keep branches (less than one inch in diameter) in check! These are perfect for bushes and rose bushes.
At Growing Green, we are here to help you care for and maintain a beautiful lawn/landscaping. We offer a number of services during the winter months, including snow removal and planning for next spring! Contact us as soon as you can to make an appointment or to get a free quote!