Creating and maintaining the perfect lawn is always going to take work but if you don’t have the right equipment for whatever you have planned then you are going to be working a lot longer than you have to.
Over the past 100 years lawn work has transformed from work that had to be done by hand with powerless tools to a job that can be handled more quickly and efficiently than ever before thanks to the latest in lawn care equipment. But getting top of the line equipment can get expensive fast so if you want to end up satisfied with your purchases you need to figure out how to balance time and money, which is just what we are going to help you with.
Plan Out What You Want To Do
In the world of lawn care there are dozens of different kinds of machines and tools available and hundreds of variations, so how do you narrow down the options and decide on what’s right? The key is understanding your goal, if you want to make a painting you need to know what it should look like before choosing colors and if you want the perfect yard you need to know what you’re going for before you go out and purchase a lawn mower.
If you want a small yard with minimal grass then you’ll want a small and light lawn mower that is easy to maneuver. If you’re planning on creating a large and open yard filled with grass than a large riding mower is worth investing in.
At OakleyNapa We Have The Brands You Love and The Size You Need
Set A Budget
Besides figuring out your overall goals the next best way to hone in on the right tools is setting a budget and sticking to it. If you have a complicated yard plan and a $2000 budget then you don’t want to spend the whole budget on a lawn tractor when you also need a mower and hedge trimmer.
Start by listing what you need and then coming up with a rough budget. Don’t buy individual pieces until you’ve figured out your priorities. Maybe you’ll decide to start with the biggest and most important machines or begin with small purchases while you save up for your dream lawn mower, the important thing is that you think about money and how it relates to the big picture so you don’t spend yourself into a corner before you’re properly equipped.
Carefully Compare Your Options
Once you have a general idea of what you need to buy and what you can spend you’re going to have a much easier time figuring out what machines will work for you. Still, you don’t want to decide on budget alone. Buying cheap machinery that will break down regularly can cost you a lot in the grand scheme of things.
When considering a particular tool or machine look beyond appearances and the price tag. Search for reviews online research the company that manufactured the item and ask around for first-hand testimony. One of the great things about visiting OakleyNAPA is that you can discuss the different machines with professionals who need to understand a wide range of lawn care equipment in a way that is hard to find.
But don’t just take someone’s word for it, get as much information as you can. Once you put it all together the right choice is likely to emerge.
Getting The Right Tools For The Job
When you think lawn work you probably think the most important tools are things like lawn mowers and hedge trimmers but in the end the most important asset is knowledge. The more you know about what you want to do and the tools that are available the more satisfied you will be with the end results.
You might decide you can do everything by hand or you might conclude you need professional quality equipment to get your lawn looking the way you want. Whatever kind of machinery you need at OakleyNAPA will help you find the right machine and keep it in running condition for years to come.
Don’t waste time or money using the right tools, invest time into planning properly and things will be much more likely to turn out in the end.
OakleyNAPA is an independently operated dealer of NAPA, heavy duty and small engine equipment, parts and supplies. In addition to NAPA’s standard automotive parts, we have much to offer agricultural, heavy duty and industrial customers. We carry products from independent companies, like Trux Accessories‘ lighting and chrome parts for trucks, PAI Industries’catalog and Mahindra tractor parts. OakleyNAPA also carries Gates hoses and Martin Senour paint, making us a one-stop shop for your needs.
We have several trained mechanics on staff to work on any problems you may encounter, from warranty issues to routine maintenance, and carry parts for most yard equipment, including tillers, mowers and chainsaws.
We serve the following Lauderdale County, AL communities, but not limited to:
- St. Florian
- Zip City
Please give us a call today at 256-764-9899, come by and see us at 4990 Highway 157, Florence, Alabama, or fill out our online contact form. Be sure to check out directions to our store. You can also follow us on Facebook. All of us at OakelyNAPA look forward to serving you!