Are you moving from your condo into a new home? Make sure you bring a loaf of bread into your new home. It’s said that doing so will ensure that no one in the home will ever know hunger.
Did you know the concept of a housewarming party began for the purpose of literally warming up a house? Neighbors and friends used to bring firewood to the party in order to start warming up the house.
These are fun facts. There are practical items and common yard tools that, in addition to bread and wood, can make your transition into a new home, much easier.
So, what are they? What yard tools do you need for your new abode? Keep reading to find out everything you should buy for your new habitat.
Unless you’re planning on hiring someone to come and maintain the premises outside of your home, you should invest in a lawnmower, and soon.
Grass grows quickly, and depending on where you’re moving, there may be HOA or local government rules and regulations as to how high your lawn is allowed to grow. Plus, mowing the lawn can be fun! If you have a huge lawn and a place to store it, get a riding mower.
Nowadays, they make cordless and electric mowers that are environmentally friendly. They’re also much quieter than gas mowers so your neighbors will enjoy your efforts when you garden.
Hand pruners can come in handy in more ways than you know. They can be used to cut flowers, trim small branches, remove dead flowers, shape plants, and more.
At the risk of damaging a plant by yanking it out or trying to break it yourself, hand pruners are actually better for the plant.
No matter how close you think you can get with a lawn mower, you’ll still need a string trimmer for those hard to reach places.
Using a trimmer can make a huge difference when trying to set up clean bed lines and fencerows. Some of them can also convert into an edger which will help you with those driveways, sidewalks, and patios.
It can also help with areas between bushes, under tables, benches, and other hard-to-reach areas.
If you have the space and you don’t mind investing in both, get a garden rake and a leaf rake.
A garden rake will help you while working in soil, preparing seed beds, spreading mulch, and removing dead grass. A leaf rake will help you rake leaves, grass, brush, etc. Look for padded handles for both as wooden handles can cause blistering after long periods of use.
When you own your own home, you never know what you’ll find. Owning gloves will prepare you for those moments when you don’t necessarily want to touch something with your bare hands.
You should have a great pair of garden gloves. But in addition to garden gloves, you should have a few pairs of rubber gloves on hand for in case you need to fix a clogged sink or clean out an old closet.
Even in a smaller yard, moving things from one place to another can get old, quickly. You never know when a wheelbarrow or cart will come in handy. They are awesome for transporting soil, mulch, hay, and even equipment from one place to another in a short period of time.
They can also be used to haul tools back and forth if you’re building or working on something away from your home.
Large tree limbs or fallen trees can become serious obstructions for both you and your neighbors. The ability to be able to clean up the mess yourself can be a relief and also save you lots of money.
Just make sure you don’t skimp on chain oil or an anti-kickback chain. Also make sure you wear appropriate safety gear like pants, goggles, and gloves. You should also invest in a pair of steel toe boots for your yard work, especially when using a chainsaw or a trimmer.
Pressure washer projects are endless. It’s good for the obvious, like cleaning your driveway, house siding, patios or lanai. It’s also an excellent tool to use for cleaning outdoor furniture, grills, your lawn mower, your front entryway, and your garage door.
Using a pressure washer is an excellent way to keep the outside of your home looking clean and fresh, without using chemicals and cleaning solutions.
You can even a pressure washer for strange uses like peeling potatoes or blowing away leaves!
And if you want to sell your home, keeping it clean and maintained will inevitably boost its value.
This handy little tool will help you dig small holes for planting seeds or bulbs. A trowel can also help you root out weeds. Some models even have serrated blades and markings so that you can measure exactly what space you need to dig.
A frustrating situation to be in is one when you need something done, know you can do it yourself, but don’t own the tools.
If you’re moving into a new home, the yard tools we mentioned will make your transition that much easier.
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