Lovely lawns need constant care to keep them looking pristine. A few essential lawn tools will make the work easier. Some lawn tools can do double duty because you can use them for lawn care as well as general gardening chores. For instance, every gardener needs a good spade or shovel. A spade usually has a rounded and pointed blade designed for efficient digging, whereas a shovel has a broad-bottomed shape which is ideal for picking up and moving loose material. You'll find frequent use for a lawn rake or leaf rake. Fan-shaped, they have many long flexible tines gathered at the handle's base. These move large amounts of fallen leaves quickly and efficiently.