26 Nov 10 White Elephant Christmas Gift Ideas for the Lawn Lover
10 White Elephant Christmas Gift Ideas for the Lawn Lover
The holidays are here! Sod University compiled a list of our top recommended Christmas gift ideas for the lawn lover. From a snow shoveler for the colder seasons to a lawn mower maintenance kit that lasts all year long, Sod University has your Christmas gift ideas covered.
1. Gorilla Carts Steel Garden Cart with Removable Sides
Keep dad from running back and forth from the garage by getting this dark green, durable utility wagon. Carry hand-held tools, gloves, herbicides, insecticides, fertilizer and whatever else you may need—this cart carries up to 400 lbs.! It can also transform into a flatbed cart so that you can also move large objects such as lumber, tree limbs or other large objects. The sturdy utility cart makes a perfect gift for the outdoor do-it-yourselfer.
2. Snow Joe Shovelution Strain-Reducing Snow Shovel
A snow shovel is a great option for this holiday season. Leaving the driveway and walking up the sidewalk has never been easier with this strong, easy to use Snow Joe Shovelution Strain-Reducing Snow Shovel. Shovelution is designed to greatly reduce strain and back ache by improving posture. The 18 inch shovel blade with aluminum wear strip is impact resistant, allowing it to withstand concrete and other hard surfaces while shoveling. Lastly, the spring handle works as a pivot to reduce strain.
3. Maxpower Blade Set for 42 Inch Cut Lawn Mower Blades
Christmas is the perfect time to purchase new lawn mower blades before winterizing your lawn mower. If dad’s lawn mower blades are beyond repair with a blade sharpener (bent, cracked or worn down too far)—not all hope is lost! You don’t have to buy a whole new lawn mower. Simply look into purchasing a new set of lawn mower blades instead. Be sure to check the length of your lawn mower blades before purchasing new ones so that they are compatible with your specific lawn mower.
4. A Lawnifi™️ Fertilizer Subscription
Fertilizing your lawn and other plants is of utmost importance throughout the year. Although winter isn’t the ideal time to lay down fertilizer since your lawn is probably in dormancy (especially in warm season lawns), it is a great time of year to start researching or buying fertilizer to use as your lawn starts to wake up in the springtime. With that being said, Sod University recommends the Lawnifi™️ Annual Subscription program. Lawnifi consists of a family of liquid fertilizer products that work from the ground up by restoring soil and turf health. It uses Catalyst Technology™️, which reduces the particle size of Lawnifi fertilizers. This allows plants to better absorb nutrients with the use of less fertilizer and yield better results for lawns and the environment. Lawnifi also offers individual seasonal boxes for spring, summer and fall as well as individual bottles of fertilizers for purchasing options. You can learn more about Lawnifi here.
5. Toro Ultra Electric Leaf Blower Vac.
This bright red Toro Ultra Blower and Vacuum will help you get a grip on your lawn clean-up tasks when you start up maintenance in the spring. Featuring three machines in one device, the Toro Ultra Blower and Vacuum works with up to 250 mph air speed, and consists of a high speed vacuum and leaf shredder. Its various adjustments include a vacuum tube, bottom-zip bag, power insert, concentrator nozzle and cord storage hook.
6. Soil Test Kit
This affordable yet professional soil analysis kit analyzes your soil pH, moisture and the amount of nutrients and minerals in your soil. Receive a full report on the amount of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, boron, zinc, manganese and iron in your soil so that you can determine what kind of nutrients you may need to add to your lawn and garden. With excellent customer reviews and a five day turnaround after sending the analysis out, this perfect little stocking stuffer will make a great gift to your collection of lawn DIY project tools.
7. Stainless Steel Soil Thermometer
In combination with the soil testing kit above, a soil thermometer is another incredibly helpful instrument to have for your lawn care tool collection. Another great option for the stocking, this particular soil thermometer is sturdy, easy to read and more precise than digital thermometers. It works for both indoor and outdoor potting and gardening.
8. Sod Plugs
Sod plugs are one of the most frequently sought after lawn products as they aren’t as expensive as purchasing pallets of sod and can patch up damaged areas in your yard. Sometimes a full order of sod pallets is just not practical. Sod plugs come in trays that measure anywhere between 1.5 to 3 inches in length and width. You can place them in damaged areas as previously mentioned, or you can plant them 9 to 12 inches apart to fill your yard. If you live in the southern part of the United States, now is still a good time to order sod plugs. For our friends in the northern part of the United States, take a look at our premium variety of sod plugs to order in the spring. You can check out and purchase a variety of our premium sod plug varieties here, or learn more about maintenance and care for sod plugs in our Sod University blog here. The images below illustrate the appearance of an Innovation™️ Zoysiagrass plug and what a plug looks like when you pull it out of the tray it comes in.
9. Turf Colorant
Turf colorant is a great option for a Christmas gift this winter as your warm season lawn goes into dormancy and turns brown. Everyone wants their lawn to stay green year-round—especially in the front yard so you can compete with your neighbor! Endurant Colorant will paint your lawn a natural shade of green without chemicals that cause any harm to your turfgrass. Aside from maintaining winter color, this grass colorant will also touch up damaged areas where fungus or pests have caused damaged spots in your lawn. This easy to apply turf colorant lasts up to three months and covers 500–700 sq. ft. of grass. For more information on turf colorant, read our Sod University blog, Turf Colorant: A Great Option for Maintaining Winter Color in Warm Season Lawns.
10. Lawn Mower Maintenance Kit
Along with a new set of lawn mower blades mentioned above comes a lawn mower maintenance kit. It is important to perform maintenance practices on your lawn mower every year. In fact, it is good practice to winterize your lawn mower every year either before winter or right before spring. Doing this preventative maintenance improves your lawn mower’s lifespan and performance, which in turn saves you time and money. The Briggs & Stratton Tune-Up Kit consists of everything you need to perform maintenance on your lawn mower this year: two bottles of oil, and oil filter, a pre-cleaner, two spark plugs, a fuel stabilizer and a fuel filter. For more information on winterizing your lawn mower, click here.
There are many things you can purchase for your loved ones this Christmas, but your lawn is one of the first things family and friends notice when they pull into your driveway. Sod University shares this passion for lawn and garden care, and these above gifts are our top recommended ideas for the lawn lover. Make sure your loved one has everything he or she may need to keep the lawn looking its best all year long.