Lawn Care Tips For Seniors

Posted By on Oct 24, 2017 |


As you get older you need to change how you perform physical activities; this includes gardening.

However, just because you are entering the twilight years this doesn’t mean you have to give up on your normal activities. You just need to get the correct equipment to avoid putting too much stress on your body and risking injury.
 

Lawn Care

Lawn care can be expensive and creating the perfect garden costs money.

Garden KneelerSo, to properly maintain what you just invested in you’ll need to make use of an almost endless possibility of lawn care tools as well as a collection of gardening equipment.

Once you have spent all the money, time and effort on landscaping your yard, your work has only just begun.

To properly maintain what you just invested in you’ll need to make use of an almost endless possibility of lawn care tools as well as a collection of gardening equipment.
 

Make Your Gardening Chores Easier & Faster By Utilizing Lawn Care Tools

How do you decide which tools make sense for your lawn and garden?
Most people pick up items as they go.

The very yard that gets cared of often presents the caretaker with what tools will be needed.

You can save time and money, however, if you plan ahead and make a working list of tools and equipment that you anticipate using.
 

Lawn Care and Maintenance

For the lawn care portion of your yard, most of what you shall need for the exercise is actually straightforward. Be aware that you may need different tools for winter lawn care and summer lawn care.

You will most likely have a combination of power tools and hand tools for lawn maintenance and related work.

lawn mower for seniorsFor most, a basic push mower is sufficient.

Toro, Lawn Boy, Craftsmen, and Snapper are just a few of the brands that offer a range of mowers and other lawn care power tools that will work for any sized lawn.

A gas-powered or electric edger should be added to the mix as well.

You probably will also want to consider getting a weed wacker to attack some of those hard-to-get-to places.
 

Handy Garden Tools You Need To Have

To take care of your flower bed weeding needs, you’ll need to put together another set of tools.

Some of what you get for lawn care can be used for the garden as well.

But there are specific tools for specific needs.
 

Rake, hoe and hand trowel

older gardener with rakeA small garden rake, hoe and hand trowel will be just about enough.

Be careful of some of the modern easy gardening tools that are advertised.

Sure they will probably work in soft soils, but for most yards, the tried and true are always the most effective.
 

Garden shovel

Add a spade or garden shovel to your supplies.

You will probably be periodically planting new plants or taking out old ones. A good shovel always comes in handy for repair work as well.

You might have to dig up a section of your lawn in the event of a broken pipe or sprinkler head, for example.

The uses for a sturdy shovel are nearly endless.

Toss in a lightweight leaf and lawn clipping rake for the detailed cleanups and you are getting closer to having all the bases covered.
 

Pruning and hand shears

Pruning shears and hand shears are also nice tools to keep around.

For the nooks and crannies of your yard, hand shears will be a big help.

And for the stubborn shrubs, fruit trees, and heavy growth plants, pruning shears or even hedge trimmers will come in handy.

These are just a few of the many tools you might consider.

easi garden tool grip set for seniorsThe list of potential tools for the care of your lawn and garden is nearly endless.

If you thoroughly enjoy working in the yard and view it as a way to decompress from other life stressors, you’ll have a ball accumulating all of your tools. An investment in lawn care tools, in this case, is an investment in you.

How do you decide which tools make sense for your lawn and garden? Most people pick up items as they go.

The very yard that gets cared of often presents the caretaker with what tools will be needed.

You can save time and money, however, if you plan ahead and make a working list of tools and equipment that you anticipate using.