Author Jack Hemingway

Jack is a licensed Arborist and owned a tree care company for many years. When he's not up in a tree you'll find him hiking and clearing trails in the Coronado National Forest.


Allsop Premium Grow Stake: Product Review


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 Continue Reading


Vegepod Self-Watering Planter: Product Review


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 Continue Reading


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


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 Continue Reading


Greenworks G-MAX 12” Cordless Chainsaw: Product Review


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. Continue Reading


Swan RV & Marine+ Multi-Purpose Hose: Product Review


This is a terrific-drinking water safe hose (perfect for organic gardeners or taking a sip of water on a hot summer day). The Lay-Flat TechnologyTM makes it a breeze to uncoil and coil. With UV resistant material, strong coupling and hose ends built to industrial standards, and a burst rating of 400PSI, this is a very durable, long lasting hose. There’s no plastic taste when drinking directly from the hose and the Snap Back Into Continue Reading


Yard Force Electric Pressure Washer (YF1800LR): Product Review


This is one of the best non-commercial pressure washers I’ve tested to date. From its easy to understand and follow instructions to the ergonomic design, from the self-contained reels that hold the power cord and high pressure hose to the great cleaning performance, and from the power to weight ratio to the small details like the nozzle cleaning needle and the included turbo nozzle, every part of this power washer works flawlessly. As the company’s Continue Reading