Author Monica Hemingway

Monica is the founder and Editor of the Gardening Products Review. She's had a lifelong love affair with gardening and a fascination with gardening tools. She's been known to disassemble tools just to see how they work and has a tendency to break tools while testing them in the garden.


Best Electric & Cordless Pressure Washers: Guide & Recommendations for 2019


There are so many different pressure washer models available, including electric, gas and even cordless, that it's difficult to know which will best meet your needs. Here's what you need to know about brands, nozzles, PSI, flow rate, styles, and the capabilities of different types of pressure washers. Plus, we share our recommendations for the best pressure washers in different categories. Continue Reading


Heavy Duty Plant Caddy from Cascade Manufacturing: Product Review


This is a high-quality plant caddy that's built to last a lifetime; there's nothing "cheap" or flimsy about it. In fact, it can easily carry 450 lbs! The dropped-floor design makes it extremely stable, the wheels roll smoothly and spin 360 degrees for good mobility, and the gorgeous hammered finish retains its good looks even with continuous exposure to scorching sun and drenching rain. Although it's a larger investment than most other plant dollies, the Continue Reading


How to Use a Pruning Saw: Technique & Safety Tips


A pruning saw is a necessary addition to your yard and garden toolkit if you have trees or larger shrubs on your property. Done properly, pruning can improve the looks and health of a tree or shrub. Unfortunately, many people do it wrong, leaving the plant disfigured and prone to disease and pest problems. In this article, I share simple tips for how to use a pruning saw so that it gets the job done Continue Reading


Melnor HydroLogic Four-Zone Electronic Water Timer (#73280): Product Review


This is the best solutions I’ve found for running four zones of above-ground or drip irrigation from a single faucet. The timer works reliably – mine has been running every month for a year with no problems. It’s relatively simple to set up, the large LED screen is easy to read and the programming doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out. Continue Reading


Perfect 10 Gloves with Nailguard Technology: Product Review


Chipped nail polish, cracked fingernail tips, and dirt under the nails are a thing of the past if you're wearing the Perfect 10 gardening gloves with Nailguard Technology - they were developed specifically to protect a woman's fingernails while gardening. Overall, I really do like these gloves. They're very comfortable, flexible and yes, they protect my fingernails. I wear them for many gardening tasks and consider them to be a very good all-around gardening glove. However, I found Continue Reading


Sili-Seedlings Seed Starting Tray: Product Review


Sili-Seedlings seed starting trays are made of FDA-approved, BPA-free, food-grade silicone (great for organic gardeners). They're well-designed, easy to work with, sterilizable (just wash them in the dishwasher) and crush-proof. Best of all, seedlings grow in them extremely well and, because the cells are a little larger (2" x 2"), don't need to be transplanted as quickly. I recommend Sili-Seedlings without hesitation and will be using them for nearly all my future seed-starting needs (I'll continue to Continue Reading