Recommended Gear

Check out my top lawn care essentials to round out your lawn-care arsenal. These recommendations are a result of my extensive research, personal experience with the items, as well as knowledge of the tools used by the top lawn care professionals. The list will be updated and added to over time.

US Links: (CAN, UK links in brackets)

Best Irrigation Timer – Orbit Yard Watering System (CAN, UK)

Best Impact Sprinkler – Rain Bird (CAN, UK)

Best Garden Hose (expensive but awesome! – review coming) – Coilhose Pneumatics Polyurethane (CAN, UK)

Best Oscillating Sprinkler – Gardena ZoomMaxx (CAN, UK)

Best Rain Monitor/Gauge – Stratus Precision (CAN, UK)

Best Lawn Roller – Brinly PRC-24BH 270 (CAN, UK)

Best Walk behind Broadcast Spreader – Earthway 2150 (CAN, UK)

Best Handheld Broadcast Spreader – Scotts (CAN, UK)

Best Tow Behind Spreader – Agri-Fab 45-0463 130-Pound (CAN, UK)

Best Leaf Rake – Truper Tru Tough 48-Inch  (CAN, UK)

Best Pruner – Felco F-2 Classic (CAN, UK)

Best Hedge Shears – Fiskars 9191 Power Lever 8-Inch (CAN, UK)

Best Weed Puller – Fiskars Stand-up Weeder (CAN, UK)

Best Soil Test Kit – Soil Savvy (CAN, UK)

Best Manual Aerator – Yard Butler ID-6C (CAN, UK)

Best Push Mower (for small to medium-sized yards) 1/3 acre or less –Ryobi 40v. (CAN, UK) Check out my review here

Best Blower (>$100) –  Ego LB5302 56-Volt Cordless Electric Blower (CAN, UK

Best Blower (<$100) – Ryobi RY40401 (CAN, UK)

Best String Trimmer – Ryobi 40v String Trimmer/ Edger (CAN, UK)

Best Lawn Mower for Kids – Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go (CAN, UK)


  1. Hi Kevin,

    You have a great website.

    I have a 1/2 acre lot (including house) and I have been using a commercial lawn service to mow my lawn. Unfortunately, they have caused major cross-contamination from the other lawns that they are cutting and my front and backyards are a mess.

    I want to start cutting my own lawn and I would like to know what lawnmower you recommend.


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