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The Essential Lawn Care Equipment for Spring and Summer

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Make sure you are ready with the best lawn care equipment for spring and summer.

The growing season will soon be in full swing, with grass growing tall and lush again. If you want to maintain your beautiful lawn throughout spring and summer, some essential pieces of lawn care equipment can help you do just that. However, these tools must be appropriately used to get the best results. If you are concerned about how to best utilize your lawn mowing tools, protective gear, and spreader, you can contact Scientific Plant Service for guidance. We can help you learn how to use these essential tools so you can tend to your landscape throughout this critical time of year. 

Lawn Mower and Accessories

Your lawn mower is an essential piece of lawn care equipment. Mowers keep your lawn well-trimmed and encourage healthy growth. However, you must be careful to remember the care tips for mowing your lawn. These include: 

  • Never remove more than 1/3rd of the grass height.
  • Keep an extra sharpened blade on hand so it can be replaced easily.
  • Keep your blades at a height to avoid distressing the turf. 
  • Turf-type tall fescue and cool-season grasses should be mowed at 3.0-3.5 inches. 
  • Mulching grass clippings into the lawn can recycle nutrients back into the soil.

String Trimmer

In addition to your lawn mower, you may also benefit from using a string trimmer. This helps you trim grass in areas you cannot reach with a full-size mower around garden beds, hardscaping, and more. This tool may also be called a “weed wacker.” 


An edger helps you create distinct boundaries in your landscape by cutting a small gap in the soil between grass and garden beds or grass and another surface, like a driveway. Some people may use a string trimmer as an edger, but a standalone edger tool can help you refine the look of your lawn. 

Leaf Blowers

Leaf blowers can help make cleaning up after mowing much easier. It quickly disperses grass clippings from your sidewalk or driveway and helps remove fallen leaves in autumn.

Spreader for Fertilizer and Seeds

Your lawn care equipment collection is not complete without a spreader you can use to distribute fertilizer or grass seed. These tools help you provide uniform coverage at an efficient rate. You can find different styles and sizes of spreaders, so you may find one that suits your property best. Make sure the calibration of the spreader is accurate or you may risk over or under applying products which could potentially damage your lawn.

Personal Protection 

Lawn care and lawn care equipment can put you at risk for injuries or accidents. You must take the proper steps to protect yourself when handling this heavy machinery. You can do so by knowing how to use each machine you purchase and acquiring the best personal protection gear. Protection can be found with: 

  • Heavy-duty gloves for applying pesticides, fertilizer, and herbicides. They also protect your hands from blisters, cuts, and scrapes. 
  • Safety glasses when using string trimmers and edgers to protect your eyes from small debris
  • Ear coverings for lawn mowing so you don’t damage your hearing after extended lawn care. 

Finally, always wash your hands after handling materials. When you take these precautions and use your lawn care equipment with caution, you can maintain your lawn without putting yourself at risk or harming the health of your landscape. 

Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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