(BPT) - The days are getting longer, the grass is growing and yard work season has begun. Many homeowners strive to have the best lawn in the neighborhood, but the task ahead can often feel daunting and time-consuming.
Although yard work can be overwhelming at times, the steps to a great-looking lawn are easier than you think. To get started, here are a few tips for giving your yard that finished look:
* Keep grass approximately 2 inches in length and only take off 1/3 inch of new growth.
* Alternate the direction you mow each session. If you mow in the same direction every time, the wheels will create a rut in the grass.
* Plant flowers around the yard for a pop of color. Using mulch in flower beds will also add detail to your landscape.
* Use string trimmers around trees, rocks, fences and other obstacles to give your lawn a polished look.
* Use a broom to clean grass clippings and soil from pavement and walkways.
Yard work can feel easier and even enjoyable when using the right lawn care tools for the job. According to Troy-Bilt, a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, one of the quickest ways to give your lawn a manicured look is using a string trimmer. It can handle everything from cutting down weeds to trimming around trees to cleaning up grass under decks. String trimmers are the most versatile tool every homeowner should have in their shed.
"Lawn mowers can maneuver around obstacles and larger plants, but it's usually hard to get into tight spaces," says Heidi Ketvertis, director of marketing communications for Troy-Bilt. "A string trimmer can get into places a lawn mower can't reach and really give your lawn that polished look."
Troy-Bilt's TB675 EC 4-cycle gas string trimmer can help make life in the yard that much easier. There's no need to mix oil and gas, and it can quickly convert into multiple tools with Troy-Bilt's TrimmerPlus attachments.
Making your lawn stand out as the beauty of the block will take some work, but the end result will be worth the effort. Visit www.troybilt.com to learn more about lawn care products to help make time in the yard more enjoyable.