December 23, 2013

Lawn Care Gift Ideas

Christmas week is here and this can be a time when people are scrambling for last-minute gift ideas.  Let’s be honest.  Procrastination is as much a holiday tradition as eggnog, mistletoe, and poorly-produced holiday TV specials featuring Celine Dion.

Are you shopping for someone who really enjoys lawn care? I mean someone who loves getting out there on the weekends and works to make sure the lawn looks its very best? Then you are in luck because there are plenty of lawn care-based gifts out there.

A lawn care item is a great holiday gift because it offers a reminder that, even if there is snow covering the grass now, that grass will soon be green again when spring graces us with her warm and invigorating presence.

We went on a search for gifts and found some interesting ideas.  There are some books out there that a lawn care enthusiast would likely enjoy. The Organic Lawn Care Manual by Paul Tukey is described as an easy-to-read book filled with lots of helpful general lawn care information. The book also contains lots of instructional graphics.

Let’s face it. Once the snow is gone and spring arrives, there may be a brown spot or two around the yard.  Consider looking at a fertilizer and seed spreader. This will help speed up the process of turning brown into green come springtime. 

If you are looking for a practical, yet amusing gift that sits on the periphery of lawn care, there are plenty of t-shirts and sweatshirts out there with messages that promote the lawn care lifestyle.

If you are shopping for the owner of a sprinkler system, there are many accessories out there.  Check and see if the person could use something like a back flow device or a digital indoor timer


Phil Goold is a retired landscaper of 30 years. He loves being outside more than anything else, except maybe pie. He enjoys connecting with other landscapers and gardeners because everyone brings something new and fun to the table. Connect with Phil on Twitter and Google+.

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