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Transforming Our Backyard for Spring

This post is sponsored by Husqvarna.

We are loving our new house and it is truly feeling like home. We have so many things on our “to do” list to get done that it can seem a bit overwhelming. But one of our top priorities is our yard. We have an extended patio with a fireplace that we built and plan on spending the majority of our time on the weekends out here. It overlooks the lake and is so peaceful. But the one thing we did not do in our yard was landscape except for the bare minimum from the builder. It really is just grass at this point.

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

As you can see there is not much back here. The lawn is not in the best of shape since it was just laid a few months back and was in the dead of winter. It is patchy and has spots that are not grown together yet. It is however starting to turn green since spring is here thankfully. We have been watering like crazy trying to encourage growth.

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

We have 1 tree in the yard and it is a baby! He looks so lonely and bare out there by himself.

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

So here is what we have planned to turn this into our dream backyard for the spring season.

  • Add edging. We plan to add some boxwood bushes to define the yard a bit more. I think these are so pretty when they grow out and you can trim them into a low square shape.
  • Add floral bushes. I am looking at white hydrangea bushes mixed in with the boxwoods to soften it up a bit. Though I hear boxwoods sometimes take a few years to bloom. If you have planted these before then let me know in the comments what you thought of them. I have heard they are hearty and easy to grow.
  • Add mulch to new flower beds. This will help the soil stay in place and make the beds look neater.
  • Trim and care for the lawn to encourage new growth.

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Thanks to Husqvarna, I am armed and ready to take on this challenge to transform my yard for spring!

Here are all the beauties I will be using:

  • LE121P – Battery Walker Mower
  • 536LiHD60X – Battery Hedge Trimmer
  • 536LiLX – Battery Line Trimmer
  • 436LiB – Battery Blower

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We have owned Husqvarna mowers for years and are so excited to use this Battery Walk Mower for many reasons. It is Rear Wheel Drive which we really need with how uneven our grass is. This mower will help us get a even cut on our grass with all it’s peaks and valleys.

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We love that it has Singlestart. This will let us stop the cutting blade without turning off the engine for those moments when you need to abruptly stop. We have a lot of debris left from the construction of our home and the ones around us on our lawn so this will really help to save the blades.

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

I am loving the compact design of it too. It is lightweight and easy for me to do the mowing. In the past with our other mowers, I could never maneuver them. It is so easy for me to turn on and off and is not super loud, making it easy for me to mow our lawn quickly and quietly.

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This might just be the one my husband is excited about the most. Ours was a hand-me down and honestly did not get the job done. This line trimmer will make our yard look cleaned up and manicured. It is tall and skinny so it is easy to store and has a long lasting battery.

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

Believe it or not, a hedge trimmer is one of my favorite items to use outside. Yep it is usually me doing this job and not my husband. This one is not super heavy but is the perfect combination of weight, balance and power and will be perfect to shape my new boxwoods. I can’t wait to get them planted and for them to grow together for a gorgeous hedge. This guy is going to be my new best friend for sure!

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

Talk about power. I am in love with this Husqvarna blower. It was the first one I used after we got everything. It is lightweight enough for me to use and is packed with power. It is not oversized so it doesn’t throw you off balance when you turn it on. It is easy to grip and maneuver.

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

Of course whenever you use outdoor tools like these, wearing the proper protection is important. The Husqvarna gloves, eyewear and ear protection are designed to accommodate the kind of work you need to get done. The gloves are lightweight and breathable with an elastic closure.

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

The glasses are scratch resistant and come in clear or a grey tinted lens.

There are many tips + tricks to getting your lawn looking great for the spring season! #ad #husqvarna

The Family Handyman and Husqvarna will be hosting the Yard Wars Ultimate Challenge where 3 influencers will compete against each other on who has the best lawn transformation with the use of Husqvarna’s products. You will be able to vote when it is all complete!

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. A BLISSFUL NEST HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE, AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM HUSQVARNA IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING. HOWEVER, ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE OUR OWN.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Husqvarna. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Husqvarna. The opinions and text are all mine.

6 Comments

  1. Wow–these tools are really going to make taking care of your yard easy! It’s going to look great 🙂
    XO,
    Amy

  2. Hydrangeas are wonderful. Literally carefree plants. I used Oakleaf hydrangeas on the corner of a house th soften the hard edge. They are usually have a more upright growth habit. Beautiful white flowers that make great dried florals. Depending on where you live rosemary bushes can make a great alternative low hedge/edging. They have lovely blue or white blooms. And pests like fleas and ticks hate rosemary. We had them around a swimming pool. Our chocolate Labrador would run thru them after his morning swim. Never had one flea or tick-in south Georgia !
    Enjoy that virgin yard. I envy you the wonderful adventure ahead.

  3. Boxwoods dont have flowers. I have hydrangea shrubs for 3 years, and they have never bloomed. I must not have a green thumb. Your yard will be beautiful. Good luck

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