If you're like me, you probably have a growing list of things to do as the spring season gets under way. Most of these tasks involve yard work or tending to the garden. Today, there a variety of tools that can make springtime tasks a lot easier. Here are some of my top picks.
Eight Essential Spring Tools for Homeowners
- A Wheelbarrow Organizer. This item can simplify your planting duties this spring and summer. The organizer fits into one end of your wheelbarrow. There is a space for small garden tools such as trowels and spades as well as a compartment with a lid for your keys, cell phone, or wallet. Also, it has a place for large tools such as a rake, shovels, and a broom. With this organizer, the days of running back to your shed for a forgotten tool are over!
- A Clog-Resistant Rake. Do you have to stop raking your yard every few minutes to clear wet leaves, sticks, twigs, and other debris out of your rake? The dual-tine design of this essential tool allows you to rake your yard or garden without the aggravation of a clogged rake.
- A Leaf Shredder. A leaf shredder is an essential tool, especially if you want to add leaves to your compost pile or garden. Simply dump leaves into the shredder and empty the bag of shredded leaves onto your compost pile or over your garden. Shredded leaves are much easier to spread, so you can put them exactly where you want them.
- A Hedge Trimmer. This tool is invaluable if you have hedges all around your property or home. You can choose an electric, battery or gas-powered hedge trimmer to help you cut your hedges evenly and efficiently this spring. I suggest you get some protective goggles to wear when you use your hedge trimmer: You never know when a small stick or twig is going to fly out at you as you work.
- A New Hose Nozzle. If you have a hose nozzle that sprays just one way, it's time to trade up. Get an adjustable nozzle that gives you the choice of shower, soaker, fan, sprinkle, and more. Set the nozzle one way to water plants and another way to spray dried mud off of your driveway.
- Plant Covers. Get some plant covers to protect your sensitive flowers and plants from damage due to an unexpected late frost. Plant covers made of all-purpose fabric can keep the cold out and warmth in.
- A Dig and Pry Tool. A dig and pry tool can be used to remove stubborn roots from a garden or make your way down through stony, packed soil. This essential tool has a long, sturdy handle that can help you get rocks and large stones out of your garden.
- A Lightweight Hose. A lightweight garden hose is an essential tool for many springtime chores. Use it to water your lawn, water the garden, and clean your walkways. I would venture to say that you aren't going to miss dragging an older, weighty garden hose around your property.
I hope these tools make the work you do around your property a little bit easier this spring! Thanks for reading. - Alan