Lawn & Yard Care


EZ Leaf Hauler: Product Review


The EZ Leaf Hauler is a novel product for picking up and disposing of leaves. It’s essentially a large, heavy-duty tarp with 3 sets of handles for dragging, rolling, or stowing. Plus, it uses fiberglass poles to hold the back and edges up (like a giant dustpan) and stakes to keep the leading edge taut against the ground so leaves go into the hauler rather than under it. It worked very well and made Continue Reading


TreePans: Product Review


Overall, the TreePan worked as promised. It takes a little practice to put it together but once it’s in place it doesn’t require any work. It protected the tree I placed it around and the tree is now thriving. TreePans are made in the USA from recycled plastic that stands up well to the elements and requires no maintenance. Plus they’re reusable. However, some home gardeners may find that the appearance of the TreePan doesn’t Continue Reading


The Golden Gark Rake: Product Review


The Golden Gark (distributed by The Root Assassin—“Unique Garden Tools That Work”) is promoted as a 3-in-1 tool: rake, shovel, and sifter. It costs more than your ordinary plastic leaf rake, your garden variety—pun intended—metal garden rake, or your typical pond skimmer. But having tested it rigorously, my search for a leaf (and medium duty garden rake) and pond skimmer that will last longer than one season is over! Continue Reading


Amazing Rake: Product Review


The Amazing Rake is an excellent tool for far more than just fall yard clean-up - it’s no wonder that it won a 2016 National Hardware Show Award. Lightweight but solid, it allows you to easily rake, scoop and pick up just about any kind of garden debris. Available in three bright colors, it’s made in America and has a full, one-year warranty. Continue Reading


Greenworks 40V Lithium-Ion Axial Blower (2400802): Product Review


This is one of the best blowers we’ve tested to date. It has power, versatility, and quality. Be aware that if the cruise control lever is in the “on” position, the blower will automatically start when the battery is installed (that’s a potential safety issue). That aside, the Greenworks 40V Lithium-Ion Axial Blower (model 2400802) is definitely a recommended buy. Continue Reading