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Lawn Care Equipment to Repair and Restore

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

Despite the resilience and durability of your lawn, there are a host of problems that can strike at any time and without warning. In response, you should be ready with some specific types of lawn equipment to combat the issues. The quicker you act, the less damage your lawn will incur.

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Root burn. Weeds. Slime and molds. These are just a few of the types of diseases that can infest your lawn and turn a beautiful yard into a real nightmare. And what's worse is that, no matter what area of the country you live in, there is always the possibility of problems. Dry heat in the southeast. Heavy rains in the northwest. Conditions exits across the country that encourage lawn damage. Here are some of the typical lawn problems that you will encounter and their causes.

Typical Lawn Problems

  • Mowing Too Short. Mowing too short will promote the growth of crabgrass and disease, as the blades are unable to protect delicate roots.
  • Overwatering. Overwatering your lawn may result in the growth of thatch and molds, both of which flourish in heavily soaked areas.
  • Overfertilizing. Overfertilizing also promotes that and other diseases due to a severe imbalance in lawn pH.

Taking action with special lawn equipment not only improves your lawn's chances of recovery, but decreases the amount of work you will have to dedicate to the job. This lawn equipment can be either purchased or rented at your local home and garden center.

Must-have Lawn Equipment

  • Spikers. Spikers are aerators at heart. Spikers use solid tines to make deep holes in the soil. The drawback is that they do not remove cores as does an aerator.
  • Vertical Mowers. For dethatching, you just can't beat a vertical mower. This piece of lawn equipment cuts the soils as well as the lawn, so it's perfect if you have to start over.
  • Silt-seeders. Silt-seeders are for lawn renovation projects. This equipment open the lawn and deposits seeds in the opening, saving you a great deal of time and effort.

Unfortunately, you can't fix every lawn problem you encounter. Some issues require the attention of a trained professional.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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