Category Archives for "Gardening"

The 5 Best Leaf Mulcher Shredders [Ranked]

In this post, we examined 5 of the best-selling leaf mulchers. These landscaping tools chop up leaves, which saves gardeners time- instead of having to rake and bag them. Mulching cut down the number of bags you’ll need to dispose of your leaves. Also, if you compost, mulching makes it easier for the beneficial bacteria to aid your […]

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The 5 Best Weed Burners [Ranked]

Weed torches are chemical-free ways to destroy weeds. When you pass the torch over a weed, the heat boils and bursts water-based plant cells. If you’re a gardener, all you have to do is walk slowly (1 to 2 miles an hour) along your garden plots with your burner- weeds die when exposed to the heat […]

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The 5 Best Post Hole Diggers [Ranked]

Post Hole Digger

In this post we examine five of the best-selling post-hole diggers. First we’ll examine whether to buy a manual or a powered option, then compare five of the more popular digging tools on the market. If you are planning to put up something like a mailbox, you are going to need a way to dig a […]

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The 5 Best Rubber Mulches [Ranked]

Rubber mulch is made of recycled rubber and used by many people as a filler for gardens, playgrounds, and a variety of other unique, outdoor uses (Source). Before it makes its way into your garden, playground or patio, the rubber mulch you use was – usually – tire buffings or chunks of synthetic rubber after a […]

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The 5 Best Lawn Sweepers [Ranked]

Lawn Sweeper

A lawn sweeper is an outdoor tool that is used to clear and collect debris such as leaves, twigs, and grass clippings left behind after mowing (Source).  Depending on the lawn-leaf sweeper, it is either pushed from behind (the Agri-Fab Push Sweeper & the Yardwise) or towed across lawns (like the Agri-Fab pull lawn sweeper). Scroll […]

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The 5 Best Zero Turn Mowers [Ranked]

Zero Turn Mowers

Zero turn, or z-turn, mowers are a style of powered, riding lawn mower that have a ‘zero’ turning radius (Source). This is achieved by employing individual hydraulic speed control for each drive wheel- the two front, swiveling tires that are backed by the two tires in the rear (Source). The two drive tires rotate independently, depending on […]

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The 5 Best Garden Knives Reviewed

Garden knives are handy, multi-purpose gardening tools great for weeding, transplanting, sawing, pruning and harvesting (Source).  You’ll want to consider whether to buy a garden knife that has a ‘full tang’ and whether you require depth measurements on the blade (Source).  Some of the garden knives feature full tangs (the Truly Graden knife and the LifeWell […]

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The 5 Best Fruit Pickers [Ranked]

A telescoping fruit picker is a safe and convenient way to pluck fruit from trees without damaging them or using a ladder. Modern fruit pickers are lightweight and feature padded baskets so fruit isn’t bruised when picked off the tree. Our top pick is the Flexrake fruit picker- it extends to 13 feet, has a fiberglass pole, […]

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The 5 Best Drain Spades

Drain Spade

Drain spades are incredibly narrow shovels that feature gently curved sides with a rounded tip. They are ideal for precise gardening work like gently adding flowers to an established flower bed, clearing out trenches and performing small shrub transplants.  These shovels are great for working in really tight and confined spaces. Unlike trenching shovels, there […]

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The 5 Best Trenching Shovels [Ranked]

Trenching Shovels

Trenching shovels, or clean-out shovels, as they are often known, are engineered to shovel out loose soil that is at the bottom of a trench (Source). Their most general definition is a shovel designed to clear and dig out trenches.Design They have a pointed and sharp blade with square sides that are engineered to create cleanly cut […]

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