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Essential Yard Tools for Homeowners

Essential Yard Tools for Homeowners

Spring is right around the corner! If you're a new homeowner looking to spruce up your landscaping this season, you'll probably need to invest in a few essential yard tools to get started. Having these items on hand will help you save time and get started on your projects right away. Here's our list of yard tools every homeowner should have in their garden shed.

Leaf blower

If you have trees on your property, you need this. You'll be surprised how quickly leaves can pile up on your sidewalks, driveways, patios, and other well-trafficked areas. This machine will keep your walkways clear for you and house guests in no time at all.


We suggest keeping both garden and leaf rakes on hand since each serves a different purpose. Leaf rakes are used to collect large areas of leaves in your yard. Garden rakes, on the other hand, are used to remove weeds and grass from garden beds, as well as spread soil and mulch around.


This simple tool couldn't be left out of our essential yard tool list! This inexpensive tool has so many uses, you won't regret having a shovel on hand.

Hedge trimmer

Hedge trimmers keep your bushes, shrubs, and flowers looking neat and tidy throughout the year. This machine will save you tons of time compared to manually pruning your landscaping.


A well-maintained yard starts with whacked weeds and clean curbs. Half the battle of mowing your lawn is weed-whacking and these two items work together to keep your yard looking great.

Replacement irrigation parts

If your yard comes with an automatic sprinkler system, keeping basic replacement parts (and knowing how to replace them) will come in handy. Leaving a sprinkler head in disrepair means water will flow unnecessarily, increasing your water bill and oversaturating your yard.


Manual pruners are good to have on hand to maintain your brushes and shrubs between full-on hedge trimming. They're also essential for dead-heading flowering plants and getting rid of those hard-to-pull weeds.


If you're planning on doing any project that takes more than ten minutes, you'll want to get a good pair of garden gloves. Your outdoor project will come to an abrupt halt if you have blisters on your hands from using other tools! Prevent the problem from happening by protecting your hands so you can get more done.

If you're ready to get your outdoor tool supplies well-stocked, we're here to help. At Gabriel Building Supply, we have all the tools you need to make your neighbors jealous of your well-manicured lawn this season! Visit our stores in Amite and Ponchatoula, Louisiana to stock up on your yard supplies.

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