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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

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 Reviewed

Fruit Pickers

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 […]

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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 Reviewed

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. They have a pointed and sharp blade with square sides that are engineered to create […]

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The 5 Best Automatic Vent Openers

Automatic Vent Openers

Automatic vent openers are ideal solutions for venting greenhouse windows, cold frame lids as well as skylights- automatically opening them to help control the climate and temperature. Many of the automatic vent openers that we examine below are capable of being screwed directly into panels of polycarbonate, metal frames as well as wood. A great […]

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The 5 Best Digital Water Timers

Digital Water Timers

Programmable water timers enable you to effectively control the watering frequency and duration from a hose. Digital & analog hose faucet timers will include LCD screens for simple programming. Common features will include the ability to set a clock, set watering times, adjust frequency and automated preferences. Many property owners have opted for hose faucet […]

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