Category Archives for "Outdoor"

The 5 Best Grass Seeds [Ranked]

In this post, we took a look at 5 popular grass seed brands. This seed is spread on lawns to grow grass. There are many advantages to maintaining a lawn, including: the reduction of soil erosion and the filtration of groundwater (Source). How does it work? There are many ways to spread and plant grass seed, […]

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The 5 Best Hip Waders [Ranked]

Hip waders are basically boots that rise up to your hip level. They’re also known as ‘hip boots’ and frequently employed by fishermen and hunters so that they can wade into deeper waters while on the hunt. Our top pick is the Hodgman Mackenzie Fishing Waders. They’ve received primarily positive buyer feedback in our research. When donned, they […]

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The 5 Best Cantilever Umbrellas [Ranked]

In this post, we examine five of the best-selling cantilever umbrellas. If you are sick of getting scorched in the summer and need some shade, read on!  (Scroll down below the fold for individual video reviews.) What is a Cantilever Umbrella?Unlike umbrellas that stand on top of, or sit in the middle of a picnic table, […]

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The 5 Best Rain Barrels [Ranked]

In this post we examine five of the best-selling rain barrel kits. 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 the […]

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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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