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If you’re looking for a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly hobby, why not consider starting a garden? We’ve got a list of some of the top recommended gardening supplies. Check them out to get a sense of what you need to start a flower or vegetable garden that brings your home happiness and probably increases the resale value on the real estate market, as well.

The 5 Best Lawn Rollers [Ranked]

In this post we examine five of the best-selling lawn rollers. First of all- what are they? Lawn rollers are used for maintaining a healthy and well-groomed lawn.  They are useful for keeping the soil level and can be a big help when you’re preparing a new lawn by ensuring the seeds are well planted in the soil.  Lawn […]

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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 down […]

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The 5 Best Snake Repellents [Ranked]

Snake Repellent

Snake repellents come in pellet or spray styles. Pellets are only for outdoor use while sprays can be used in the home and outdoors (Source). It seems, based on buyer experience, that pellets are much more effective outdoors than sprays (Source). There are actually solar-powered snake repellents, as well, which work by emitting soil-penetrating sonic pulses that […]

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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] Expandable Hoses Ranked

Expandable Hose

Expandable garden hoses are space-saving watering tools that will expand in length 2 or 3x and are oftentimes 5x as light as a traditional rubber watering hose (Source). Benefits include a smaller footprint, easier to store, and lighter to transport (Source).How They WorkThe way they work, you simply turn on the water and the pressure will […]

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The 5 Best Pocket Chainsaws [Ranked]

Pocket Chainsaws

Pocket chain saws provide a compact and portable means of taking down branches, logs, and even standing trees (Source). While designed for campers, survivalists, many homeowners enjoy using these handheld, manual chainsaws to clear out rugged brush and vines on their property (Source). Some buyers recommend purchasing 2 of them, that way if one breaks in a […]

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The 5 Best Garden Knives [Ranked]

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 knife) […]

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The 5 Best Outdoor Misting Fans [Ranked]

Outdoor Misting Fans

Outdoor misting fans provide a cool, oscillating mist that is a pleasant contributor to outdoor patio & lounge environments like backyard pool parties, BBQs and family get-togethers (Source). They use a tube and nozzle assembly system for quick set up, with the misting hose connector attaching to a regular garden hose (Source). The 16 lb., NewAir misting […]

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The 5 Best Drain Spades [Ranked]

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 is a […]

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

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