The ultimate landscapers machinery buying guide for soil & ground work
The perfect garden doesn’t just happen. Mowing is necessary but taking care of the soil is as, if not more important. But how do you keep your soil nice and healthy? Here we go over the tools that you need to maintain a healthy garden.
Tilling Your Soil
Before creating new space for flowers or vegetables, it’s crucial that you first prepare the soil. Cultivating the soil from time to time is necessary if you want to maintain a lush garden or a growing field of crops.
Suffocated soil will leave your garden looking dry and will deter plant growth. Tilling twice a year will help with aeration, adding much-needed air where it has been squeezed by heavy boots and machinery. Aeration allows water, oxygen, and other nutrients to reach the roots of the plants more easily, giving your garden that beautiful green look.
Rear-mounted aerators can be easily attached to your existing ride-on mower. The Husqvarna Tow-behind Aerator TA36 can be attached to several Husqvarna models, including the popular Husqvarna R 316TXs AWD, and the powerful Husqvarna TS242 TXD garden tractor.
Do you often struggle with annoying weeds and insects? Turning your soil twice a year is the perfect defense against weeds and insects that can invade your garden and damage your plants. Tilling also breaks down weed roots, preventing pests from infesting your garden.
When Is the Best Time to Till?
The best season to till your garden is in the spring when the soil is dryer and warmer. Tilling wet soil will damage the existing structure and halt your garden’s growth. You can insert a small trowel into the soil to determine whether the soil is dry enough for tilling. If you feel resistance and the soil feels dry to the touch, you’re ready to go.
You should also consider tilling after the harvesting season to make sure that the soil remains healthy.
Keeping Your Garden Clean
Leaves and debris always seem to make their way into our gardens. A rake may get the job done but will leave your arms and hips feeling sore. Speed up the leaf-cleaning process with a powerful leaf blower.
Why Use a Leaf Blower?
A leaf blower’s main job is to keep leaves and debris away from your garden. But that’s not all. In the winter, leaf blowers can also be used to remove snow from pathways and pavements.
If you often jet wash your car at home, you may find that a leaf blower can help you dry your car quickly and efficiently. What about cleaning your lawn mower? There are probably hundreds of ways to use a leaf blower around the home and garden.
Choosing the Right Leaf Blower
Keeping your garden leaf and debris-free can be a daunting task, especially if your leaf blower can’t keep up. Investing in the right machinery will make cleaning tasks so much easier.
Husqvarna’s innovative leaf blowers are powerful, ergonomic, and environmentally-friendly. Whether you decide on a petrol-powered or battery-powered model, you know that you’ll be getting the best.
For simple tasks around the house, we recommend the well-balanced and easy-to-manoeuvre Husqvarna 125B. This efficient handheld blower combines high blowing power with user-friendliness.
If you’d rather go for a professional, battery-powered leaf blower with low noise levels and emissions, you should definitely check out the Husqvarna 525iB. This comfortable leaf blower comes with a boost power mode that gives you a little extra power when needed.
The most demanding tasks require the most powerful machinery. The professional Husqvarna 525BX features the patented X-Torq® engine. Its ergonomic design and ease of use offer high blowing capacity, even during long shifts.
Keeping Your Lawn Vibrant
No matter how hard you try to keep pests away, weeds and insects will always find their way back into your garden. No need to panic. If you’re mowing regularly and turning the soil every now and then, it’s only a matter of using pesticides to keep unwanted guests away.
The problem with conventional sprayers is that they lack precision. When you’re spraying chemicals on your lawn, you want to make sure you’re as precise as possible. Even though most pesticides only target weeds, you still wouldn’t want your healthy roots to soak up harmful chemicals.
For spot treatments around the home and garden, we recommend the ergonomic Husqvarna 1.5 Litre Handheld Sprayer. The pump is built into the handle for easy access and maintenance, while the weighted dip tube allows comfortable spraying at multiple angles.
For the treatment of larger areas around the garden, you’ll need a comfortable handheld sprayer with a long hose. The Husqvarna 8 Litre Handheld Sprayer comes equipped with genuine Viton seals for resistance to chemicals. The premium design offers unparalleled precision, making extensive spraying jobs a pleasure.
If you’re looking for the best high-pressure sprayer, check out the Husqvarna 15 Litre Backpack Sprayer. This powerful backpack sprayer can be used with wettable powders and liquids for any commercial and residential landscape applications. The deluxe comfort harness keeps you comfortable, allowing you to cover a larger surface area without fatigue.
It all starts with the soil. Aeration, tilling and pesticide spraying are necessary if you want a lawn that looks and feels healthy. It doesn’t have to be hard. Tasks around the garden are made easier with Husqvarna.