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Deluxe Tractor Scoot from Gardener’s Supply Company: Product Review

By Denise Pugh | June 23, 2018

The Deluxe Tractor Scoot from Gardener’s Supply Company is a wheeled, adjustable seat with an attached basket to haul things around in, a tray for small tools and a handle for pulling it around. It’s ideal for anyone who enjoys spending time in the garden but can no longer bend, stoop or stand for long periods – or for those who just want to be in a relaxed sitting position while working in the garden. In fact, my mother now has a Tractor Scoot, and since she has had a previous hip replacement, this product is meeting a vital need for both comfort and safety as she works in her garden. It’s sturdy, durable, easy to maneuver, comfortable and practical.

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YardForce 120vRX Lithium-Ion 22″ Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Mower: Product Review

By Scott Carbonara | June 19, 2018

The Yard Force 120vRX Lithium-Ion 22” Cordless Lawn Mower is a high-quality mower. It has a quick-start button, can distribute the grass clippings three ways (mulching, bagging, or side-discharging), is quiet and easy to maneuver, and doesn’t pollute the air with gas fumes. We tested it on various types of grass and were impressed with the results.

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Allsop Premium Grow Stake: Product Review

By Jack Hemingway | June 16, 2018

The Allsop Premium Grow Stake is a strong, sleek, aluminum stake with several unique features that make it a worthwhile purchase for staking larger, heavier plants. I like the adjustable telescoping pole that you can extend as the plant grows, as well as the “foot” that stabilizes the stake in the ground. The adjustable tie-down cleats make it easy to secure tree trunks, stalks and other plantings without tying a lot of knots. And the 2 ½ foot wire atop the stake is an excellent retaining system (although it can be tricky to adjust).

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Digz Gardener High Performance Women’s Gardening Gloves: Product Review

By Monica Hemingway | June 12, 2018

The Digz High Performance gloves are terrific for light- to medium-duty gardening tasks. They’re comfortable, flexible and breathable, with great dexterity, extra padding in all the right places, and a snug, adjustable wrist closure that keeps dirt out. If you’re not going to get the gloves dirty, they work well with a touchscreen phone and the terrycloth thumb backing is nice for wiping sweat off your face. The Digz gloves have quickly become my gloves of choice for everyday gardening jobs and, at only about $10 a pair, they’re a great deal.

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Fiskars StaySharp™ 18” Max Reel Mower: Product Review

By Scott Carbonara | June 5, 2018

If you have the strength to use a standard push mower (non self-propelled), you’ll have no problem using this reel mower. This is a high-quality mower that’s simple to assemble, easily adjustable, and folds for storage. It does a very good job of cutting most grass (it struggles a bit with overly tall or thick grass), although it doesn’t mulch the clippings and there’s no bag attachment. The added bonus is that you aren’t burning fossil fuels, polluting the air, or adding spent batteries to landfills, and the blades never need to be sharpened.

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Split Leg Utility Apron from Gardener’s Supply Company: Product Review

By Teresa Odle | May 29, 2018

This all-cotton apron is a sturdy garden helper that can protect clothes (especially knees) from mud and wear when kneeling to deadhead your favorite flowers or gather food and herbs from your garden. With 6 pockets, the apron is a handy way to carry tools wherever you go in the yard and bring in your herb, flower or vegetable harvest.

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Gardener’s Hollow Leg: Product Review

By Linda Cook | May 22, 2018

The Gardener’s Hollow Leg is an innovative gathering or harvesting bag with a waist strap (belt) that comes in handy when working in the flower garden, veggie patch, landscape, or around the house. Review, details, and a thorough evaluation.

Allsop WheelEasy™ Foldable Garden Cart: Product Review

By Pamela Ruch | May 19, 2018

The Allsop WheelEasy Folding Garden Cart is lightweight, maneuverable, durable, well constructed, and easy to store. It carries a lot of weight (350 lbs.) and is as easy to dump as a standard wheelbarrow (just a little different – it’s a side dump vs. an over the top dump). I like it so much that is has become a go to tool for raking up yard debris for Spring and Fall cleanups and moving compost and topsoil.

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Best Cordless Lawn Mowers: Guide & Recommendations

By Monica Hemingway | May 14, 2018

Complete guide to the best cordless lawn mowers for 2018, including best brands, battery types, runtime, functionality, storage options, weight, cutting heights and width, mulching, bagging, discharge options and warranty. Recommendations, reviews and buying options.

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Vegepod Self-Watering Planter: Product Review

By Jack Hemingway | May 8, 2018

This is one of my favorite gardening containers. It produces bountiful crops, is self-watering, protects plants from birds and other pests, and takes up limited space – great for patio gardening. With the optional stand (with or without casters), you can garden at waist height. The cover keeps pesky critters away, is easy to open and close, and has an integrated watering system. It does take patience to assemble all the parts but the instructions are very clear.

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Corona DualLINK with ComfortGEL Bypass Pruner (PB 4314): Product Review

By Jack Hemingway | May 1, 2018

This pruner does exactly what Corona says it will do -cut through ¾ inch stems and branches with ease. The DualLINK technology acts as a compound action lever to increase power, and the ComfortGEL handles act as a bumper to reduce hand fatigue. It’s well-made from quality materials, has sharp, high carbon steel blades, the lock works well, and the non-slip handles are comfortable to hold. All in all, it’s an excellent bypass pruner that can tackle anything from delicate flower stems to tough ¾ inch wood.

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Greenworks G-MAX 12” Cordless Chainsaw: Product Review

By Jack Hemingway | April 24, 2018

The Greenworks G-MAX 12” Cordless Chainsaw is a smaller, lightweight cordless chainsaw that has a surprising amount of power and can cut through 10” tree trunks. Its power to weight ratio is darn good, it’s nice and quiet and will run for over 25 minutes on a single charge. Overall, this is a good saw for odd jobs around the yard and smaller wood/tree cutting. It’s available in 14” and 16” models for larger jobs.