Got a green thumb on your holiday shopping list but at a loss for what to get them? Turf Medic is here to save the season with a few can’t-miss ideas! Whether they’re into maintaining the most beautiful buds on the block or a perfectly manicured yard, the lawn lover on your list is sure to adore one of the gifts below.
1. Testing Kits & Equipment
We all know the right balance is essential when it comes to healthy, happy lawns. If one of the names on your shopping list is obsessed with keeping their yard perfectly fertilized and watered, these suggestions are for them!
Professional Soil Testing Kit
Make your friend or family member feel like a true expert with a professional soil testing kit. These kits dial in on the pH, nitrogen, and phosphorous levels of soil. They also provide recommended levels for all types of flowers, shrubs, trees, and more.
For determining pH or moisture levels without all the testing strips and solutions, try a simple in-ground meter. Of course, the results won’t be as accurate as with a testing kit, but they’ll still provide a snapshot of what’s happening under the surface of your lawn. And when it comes to ease of use, they’re tough to beat – simply stick them in the ground and read the results!
2. Yard Debris Removal Made Easy
Moving lawn clippings from one point to another, whether to repurpose or dispose of, is tough work! While any landscaping enthusiast will appreciate one of these gifts, they’re especially helpful for those with back or mobility issues.
Look for the following Turf Medic suggestions:
- Collapsible garden waste bag
- Garden cart
- Lawn tarp
Wrap one of these items up to help your friend or loved one move leaves, grass cuttings, sticks, and more with ease!
3. For The “Lazy” Lawn Lover
Need a gift for someone who loves to keep their lawn debris-free, but doesn’t enjoy raking leaves and picking up lawn waste? This is the category for them!
Leaf blowers are easy to use and make quick work of fallen foliage. There are plenty of options to choose from as well. This lawn tool comes in gas-powered and electric varieties (both corded and cordless), in addition to offering handheld options or ones that can be worn as a backpack.
Along the same lines, leaf mulchers and shredders help break fallen leaves into tiny pieces, making them safe to leave on top of your lawn or perfect for adding to flower beds and compost. Some standalone mulchers will even chip small sticks!
Finally, if weeds are what gets the person on your holiday shopping list fired up, look for a stand-up weed puller. This gadget makes the task of kicking weeds to the curb a whole lot easier!
4. Happy Hydrating!
Ensuring your lawn stays hydrated is a tall task in Southeast NC, especially when that summer heat kicks into high gear! Luckily for North Carolina green thumbs, the right sprinkler system can help.
Smart sprinkler systems are the ultimate gift for the lawn-watering perfectionist. There are numerous options to choose from, depending on the level of automation for which you’re searching. Some can be programmed to turn on and off automatically while others regulate the amount of water distributed based on weather reports!
If your friend or family member isn’t quite committed enough for a smart sprinkler, a traditional sprinkler with a rotating head will still be a gift they’ll cherish.
5. Grab Bag Gifts
Looking to put together a “grab bag” of lawn-inspired presents? Check out the final few items on Turf Medic’s list!
- Lawn aerator shoes: These may look strange, but they’ll help the green thumb in your life aerate their lawn in a jiffy, without needing to rent equipment.
- Work gloves: A nice pair of gloves is a must! From picking up sticks to planting bulbs, yard enthusiasts will appreciate that you care about keeping their hands protected!
- Mower blade sharpener: A dull mower blade just won’t do when a perfectly manicured lawn is on the line. Make sure your friend or family member’s mower blades stay sharp!
- “Fun” items, like a cup holder for the lawn mower, t-shirts with landscaping-inspired puns, solar-powered garden lights, rain gauges, decor, and more!
This list is sure to have something to please even the pickiest of green thumbs. We did leave one gift off, however…a consultation with Turf Medic! For a stunning yard in the new year, let us get you or the enthusiast on your list started on a treatment plan. With our team’s know-how and experience, your lawn fanatic’s outdoor space will always be luxurious and ready to show off!