Reviews

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


Earthquake® Versa Tiller Cultivator: Product Review


Don’t be fooled by the small package – this is a powerful tiller cultivator that can be operated safely and easily by most gardeners. It’s highly adjustable, with options to use 2 or 4 tines at widths of 11, 16 and 21 inches, and depths up to 11 inches. It’s reliable, starts easily and is highly maneuverable. Anyone who has a new yard or garden with soil that needs to be broken up can save Continue Reading


Melnor XT Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler with Flow Control: Product Review


Melnor has included some nice features on the XT Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler. The adjustment controls, though not intuitive, give you a lot of control over where the water goes, and the hose connector is easy to grip and turn. It works well at both higher and lower water pressure (although coverage is less at lower pressure, it still oscillates). Overall, it's a very good sprinkler with lots of features and is a good choice for Continue Reading


Dramm ColorStorm Spinning Sprinkler: Product Review


The Dramm ColorStorm Spinning Sprinkler is great at what it's created for - to be used in low water pressure situations. At low pressure, the sprinkler emits water in a fine mist; the higher your water pressure, the more the mist turns to droplets. The heavy metal base keeps the sprinkler in place, and the spinning top evenly distributes the water in a circular pattern (up to 38' in diameter, depending on water pressure). Continue Reading


Dramm ColorStorm 9-Pattern Turret Sprinkler: Product Review


The Dramm ColorStorm 9-Pattern Turret Sprinkler is a great sprinkler for multiple uses. It has a sturdy base and an easy-to-use plastic turret to switch between nine patterns. It's sturdy and should last for several seasons. It would work best in smaller areas rather than wide, expansive lawns (unless you're willing to move the sprinkler several times to cover the area). This sprinkler works well in low water pressure situations, so if you have well Continue Reading


Elevated Rolling U-Garden and Watering System: Product Review


Overall, this is an excellent “self-watering” elevated planter – with a few caveats. The planter itself looks great, is mobile and holds up well. I like that it’s made with cedar that’s certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Because it’s elevated, there’s no need to bend when tending your plants – perfect for those with mobility or back issues. Assembly is a little tricky and the optional watering system has some drawbacks but by adding Continue Reading


GreenStalk Stackable Planter & Mover: Product Review


After 3 years of continuous use, I can't say enough good things about the GreenStalk planter! It's a nice solution to a common problem – effectively and efficiently growing plants in a small space. It’s well-designed, easy to use, allows you to grow a huge number of plants in a very small area, and keeps those plants evenly watered. And with the optional Mover, it can be easily turned or moved as needed. Continue Reading


Garden Weasel Rotary Cultivator: Product Review


The Garden Weasel is used to loosen topsoil, prepare beds by mixing soil or added organic matter, and prepare bare areas of lawn for seeding. The width can be easily adjusted by removing one or two of the three tines, making it flexible enough to use in many different situations. It’s lightweight, rust-resistant and simple to use – just place the head on the ground and roll it back and forth. Continue Reading


Dramm ColorStorm Oscillating Sprinkler: Product Review


The Dramm ColorStorm Oscillating Sprinkler is a high-quality basic oscillating sprinkler that's built to last. With metal parts, a flow control knob, nozzle needle (to clog the brass nozzles) and an easy-to-use connector, this is our favorite basic oscillating sprinkler. Perfect for rectangular lawns. The powder-coated metal comes in six fun color options, like all of the Dramm ColorStorm products. Continue Reading


Gilmour Heavy-Duty Rectangular Sprinkler with On/Off Switch: Product Review


The Gilmour rectangular sprinkler won our vote for the best "full-featured" oscillating sprinkler (so not a basic one). We were impressed with the on/off switch right on the sprinkler, as it made adjustments much easier to make without running to the spigot each time. We also liked the hose connector as it was easy to grip, even when wet. The sprinkler is sturdy and has a full complement of length and width adjustments, although some Continue Reading


Melnor XT MiniMax Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler: Product Review


We love all of the adjustments you can make on this sprinkler. From flow control to length and width adjustment, you can really customize the Melnor XT MiniMax Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler for your yard or garden. This is especially handy if you have a narrow strip of lawn to water, as the adjustments allow you to choose a narrow stream of water and fit the spray pattern to a very precise area. It doesn't have Continue Reading


Redback 120V Lithium-Ion 21” Cordless Push Lawn Mower: Review


This is a high quality, powerful, full-size, push mower (it’s not self-propelled) that’s a good replacement for a gas mower for lawns up to ¼ acre (you’ll get about one hour of mowing with one battery charge). With multiple batteries, you can cut as big a lawn as you’re willing to mow. It offers mulching, side discharge and bagging options, 7 height adjustments, and easy maneuverability. Redback offers a full range of 120V tools so Continue Reading