Lawn tools usually fall into 3 categories – basic tools, specialty tools and tools to rent.Basic Lawn Care ToolsGarden Rake – This is a steel-headed rake that is very useful for preparing small areas for the planting of plugs, sprigs and seed.Wheelbarrow – This will haul everything from lawn tools to lawn waste to fertilizer.Shovel – This is used primarily for large quantities of fine-textured material like soil, sand or non-fibrous mulches. Consider selecting by weight. It will be a lot easier for you to dig if you make use of a lighter shovel.Spreader – Precision is the main difference between a rotary and drop spreaders. A drop spreader will distribute fertilizer, seed, and other amendments. Settings will let you control the amount distributed. A rotary spreader, on the other hand, will fling seed or amendments over a wide area. However, this is should not be used for irregularly, small shaped lawns.Edger – This is a half-moon-shaped cutting head that is mounted to a hardwood handle in order to keep the lawn edges neat. It can be used to cleanly separate a lawn from paved surface. It offers a more finished appearance as it trims away excess sold if you lay the sod along irregular lawn edges.Specialty ToolsBlowers – This is powered either by gas or electric. Also, they can be wheeled, hand-held, or backpack styles. Though you can just rake leaves on the lawn, you will surely appreciate the help of a blower to move leaves out from under the shrubs. Some recommend investing in electric blowers since they are quieter and won’t have emissions.Power Edger – This is a tool with a short blade that will trim grass vertically to create edges or horizontally at lawn edges.Saw – An electric saw is a great tool for cutting tree limbs and trunks. This can handle most chores. This is quiet, low maintenance, always read to go, and won’t emit exhaust fumes.Tools To RentEarthmover – This will include bulldozers, power shovels, excavators, backhoes and many more.Power Aerator – This is available in different styles. It loosens compacted soil by drilling many small holes in it.Vertical Mower – This is like a lawn mower that can be used for dethatching and scarifying the soil in preparation for efficient seeds. This has different vertically mounted blades set in order penetrate the soil slightly.Lawn Roller – You can use this tool to prepare the soil for planting. Though this is inexpensive, this will take up storage space.There are indeed a couple of lawn care tools you must invest in to achieve a beautiful lawn.