Category Archives for "Outdoor"

The 5 Best Rain Barrels [Ranked]

In this post we examine five of the best-selling rain barrels. First we’ll examine what they are and how they’re used before diving into a detailed comparison. Collecting rain water has been going on since before running water in a home was an option. Today, though, not everyone needs to collect rainwater to drink and […]

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The 5 [Best] Roof Rakes Ranked

Roof Rake

A roof rake has a similar design to a garden hoe. It consists of a blade attached to the end of a long pole with the purpose of allowing its user to easily remove snow and other debris from a roof from the ground without having to climb up onto the roof (Source). This can […]

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The 5 Best Window Well Covers [Ranked]

A window well cover is a piece of some type of material that is designed to fit over the window well of a basement window (Source). The purpose of basement window well covers is to prevent falls into the basement window well as well as to prevent buildup of water, snow, or other debris in […]

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The 5 Best Dethatchers [Ranked]


A dethatcher is a tool for outdoor use that is used to break up and remove a built-up layer of thatch from your lawn (Source). Thatch is the compressed dead plant matter that builds up at the base of your lawn overtime. It can be made up of roots, stems, and runners (Source). It can […]

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The 5 Best String Trimmers [Ranked]

A string trimmer is a tool that is used to cut grass by rapidly rotating a flexible wire or cord (Source). They come in gas, battery and electric (corded options). Designed to cut the grass and weeds where a mower is unable to reach, they are primarily used to cut the edges of an area, especially […]

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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 […]

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The 5 Best Beach Carts

Best Beach Carts

Beach carts are rolling caddies that are designed to haul beach gear through soft sands (Source). These folding beach carts generally feature rugged rear wheels, which means that the best transport method is to tip the cart onto those rear wheels and pull it across beach sands (Source).Buyers say that you can really load up […]

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The 5 Best Folding Wagons

Folding Wagons

Folding wagons are great for hauling groceries, working in your garden, with many of them designed specifically to transport children (the Radio Flier 3-in-1 and Kid’s Ultimate) (Source). They generally feature one-hand collapsing, durable tires, telescoping handles, and polyester fabric reinforced with metal frames (Source).How They CompareThe Ollieroo Utility Wagon is the most rugged option- […]

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The [5 Best] Expandable Hoses

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 […]

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The 5 Best Portable Gas Grills

Portable Gas Grills

Portable gas grill are on-the-go cooking solutions and even solid replacement options for traditional backyard grills (Source).They connect to propane canisters and you can even cobble together connections to propane supplies in RVs using a hose and adapter set (Source).How They CompareThe lightest weight option is the 10 lb Char-Broil, while the 44 lb Coleman […]

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