When you’re stuck at home, there’s no better time to tackle home improvements. Lawn maintenance is the first chore to tackle because everyone sees your yard.

But let’s face it: yardwork isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, but these Simple Solutions make it much easier:

Man pulls up roots in backyard with a spade
Removing roots is much easier when you tweak your spade. (DepositPhotos)

1. Easily Remove Roots

Whether you’re digging a garden or planting a tree, you’ll eventually stumble on some roots.

You need to remove surface roots and roots buried deep in the ground before planting anything new.

But it’s not difficult with this simple modification of one of your lawn maintenance tools.  

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Milk carton made into a holster for various gardening tools hangs on a lawnmower's handle
Try to get as many tasks accomplished as you can while mowing your lawn. This DIY holster can help.

2. Multitask While You Mow

If you don’t want to run back and forth for all the different tasks required to keep your lawn looking good, you need to learn how to multitask.

It takes little expense to tweak your lawnmower to hold other lawn maintenance tools that make the job more efficient.

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Man's hand spreading grass seed over a bare spot on his lawn
Spreading grass seed by hand is one way to get the job done — but there’s a more effective way. (DepositPhotos)

3. Easy Grass Spreader

As you mow the lawn, you’ll notice all kinds of problem areas — roots you should remove, ant beds to spray with insecticide and bare spots that need grass seed.

But you don’t need to lug around a big drop spreader for the occasional bare spot; that’s overkill.

In fact, all that you need to get the job done might surprise you!

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Automatic sprinkler system irrigating lawn
Everyone would love an automatic sprinkler system to keep their lawn lush and healthy — but not everyone can afford this type of system. Fortunately, for the rest of us, there’s a DIY option! (DepositPhotos)

4. DIY Sprinkler

Sprinkler systems can be expensive, whether you purchase an automatic or portable system, but don’t let the high price stop you from providing proper lawn maintenance.

You just need your garden hose and some everyday household items to create an effective sprinkler on a shoe-string budget!

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Joe Truini hangs gardening tools on the ceiling joists of his storage shed
The best storage system for gardening tools is one that lets you easily grab a tool and go!

5. Convenient Tool Storage

Let’s face it, mowing your lawn is just half the job — your yard needs detailing just like your car does, to really make it shine.

But you can’t give the lawn a finished look if you can’t even find your tools!

Fortunately, there’s a way to conveniently store your rake, hoe, garden fork and other long-handled tools.

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We hope these tips make lawn maintenance easier and more efficient for you.

Want to share your lawn maintenance lifehacks? Drop them in the comments below!

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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