Reviews

Reviews of gardening products of all kinds. If it’s used in the garden, we review it!


Bernzomatic Lawn and Garden Torch (JT850): Product Review


The Bernzomatic Lawn and Garden Torch effectively kills stubborn weeds in sidewalk cracks and other hard-to-manage areas without bending, crouching or getting your hands dirty. Control is longer lasting than with weed whacking, far less effort than manual weed removal, and doesn’t use toxic chemical weedkillers. The torch is lightweight and easy to handle. The downside is that it relies on propane and flame, albeit in small amounts, which presents some risk. Continue Reading


Gilmour Hybrid Impact Sprinkler with Base: Product Review


We were hopeful that this sprinkler would work well, if for no other reason than the fact that it's the easiest impact sprinkler to adjust out of all the ones we've tested. Gilmour's done a nice job making something that's normally quite confusing into something a simple and intuitive to use. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work very well. It frequently gets stuck, floods the area around it with water, and occasionally blows its top (literally). Continue Reading


Dramm ColorStorm 4-Pattern Gear Drive Sprinkler: Product Review


The Dramm ColorStorm 4-Pattern Gear Drive Sprinkler not only comes in six different colors but has four different patterns that you can alternate between, ensuring that your lawn receives all the water it needs to stay green. You can also control how far the sprinkler rotates, from a narrow pie shape to a full 360. The sled-like base makes it easier to move across the lawn, and the sprinkler is easy and intuitive to use. Continue Reading


Corona WeedDESTROYER: Product Review


The Corona WeedDESTROYER is meant for tough weed removal and is built sturdy for this task. I like that the ejection spring is encased in the shaft, rather than exposed, and the large toe plate allows you to get your full weight behind it when weeding in hard or compacted soil. However, I did not find that it removes larger weeds any better than many of its lighter competitors, and the toe plate is so Continue Reading


Original Little Burro Wheelbarrow Organizer: Product Review


With well-planned storage compartments and space to securely carry long-handled tools, this sturdy tray solves a common gardener’s complaint – having to lug the same tools back and forth from a shed/garage to the garden every day. The Little Burro Wheelbarrow Organizer fits neatly on top of most standard size wheelbarrows and stays put as you move the wheelbarrow around. And, contrary to what I’d expected, there’s still plenty of room to fully use the Continue Reading


WORX GT Revolution 20V 12″ String Trimmer / Edger / Mini-Mower (WG170): Product Review


If you’re looking for a lightweight, adjustable, and convenient cordless string trimmer, I highly recommend the WORX GT Revolution 20V 12” String Trimmer / Edger / Mini-Mower. It’s easy to use, does a very good job, takes up hardly any space when storing it, and with the two included batteries it runs long enough to cover a ½ acre yard. Of all the weed eaters we’ve reviewed, this is the one I turn to every Continue Reading


Yard Force Pressure Washer (YF1600A1): Product Review


I like the Yard Force LR1600A1. It’s a beast of a machine packed in a small, easy to use unit. It has plenty of power to clean just about everything, especially with the included turbo nozzle. It’s simple to set up and easy to drag around on the two wheels without having to lift it (although it’s lightweight enough to be easily lifted and moved with the folding handle). I also appreciate the attention to Continue Reading