Essential Spring Yard Tools for Emergencies

spring yard tools

Being a homeowner or business owner demands readiness for whatever may happen on your property—including lawn care emergencies. With our list of essential spring yard tools for emergencies, you’ll be prepared to handle whatever comes your way this season.

Lawn Mower

Does your HOA board require that your grass be kept at a certain height? Keep a lawn mower handy for those days when you realize that your grass is approaching questionable levels of lushness!

Tree Trimmer or Hand Saw

If you have thunderstorms often in your area, you may encounter broken branches or half-fallen trees from time to time. It’s a good idea to have a tree trimmer or saw of some type on hand so you can handle potential hazards quickly.

Cut down those partially broken branches and remove any fallen limbs or saplings. Leaving them in place can be a liability issue for visitors to your property.

Leaf Rake

Did you know that allowing leaves to remain on your lawn can kill your grass? Leaving that leaf cover in place for more than a few days will slaughter the lush green lawn you’ve worked so hard to cultivate.

During the spring and summer, remember to rake up leaf trimmings or grass clippings and reuse them in an environmentally friendly fashion. It’s a good idea to keep a rake or two on hand so you can quickly take care of the pesky leaves that are so prevalent in autumn, too.

Hand Pruner or Shears

Are you having guests for a springtime gathering? Imagine noticing, right before your guests arrive, that your front yard bushes are looking crazily overgrown in a few places. With a hand pruner, you can quickly remedy the problem before your visitors arrive. Be sure to keep a couple different sizes of shears on hand as well.


You never know what thorny or poisonous plants or insects might crop up on your property; so keep a pair or two of heavy protective gloves on the premises. That way you’ll be ready to pull up poison ivy, deal with unwanted critters, tear out thorny vines, or deal with other unexpected lawn care issues.

String Trimmer

This type of lawn care power tool offers a simple solution to tall weeds, vines, or strips of tough-to-reach grass. You can add an edger or buy a model with an adjustable head so you can achieve a beautifully manicured aesthetic for your lawn. Keep your string trimmer in excellent shape in case you need to use it for a lawn care emergency.

Remember to check the Kurtz Bros. website for all the tools and lawn care supplies you need. You can also call our lawn care experts for advice about landscaping issues and lawn care needs; and we’ll be happy to offer advice and assistance.