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


Corona Leaf & Stem Micro Snip (FS 3214D): Product Review


I found these small, lightweight snips more useful than I had expected. With extremely sharp stainless steel blades that cut up to 3/8-inch stems and slip-free ComfortGEL® handles, you’re sure to find many small tasks in the garden that will be made easier by using the Leaf & Stem Micro Snips. And they’re not just for outdoor use, which makes them an even more handy tool to 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


Lawn & Garden Tools: 2018 Trends & New Introductions


Each year brings a ton of new features to the gardening tools and outdoor power equipment market. This year we’re seeing a continuation of many recent trends as the number of both younger (Millennial) and older gardeners increases, such as a focus on convenience, longer life, improved technology, ergonomic design and smaller size. In this article, we share some of the features to look for in 2018 and highlight newly-introduced garden/outdoor products that are worth considering. Continue Reading


Galvanized Self-Watering Planter from Gardener’s Supply: Product Review


This is one of my favorite self-watering planters. Not only does it look great, it also works very well. The capillary tubes do a fantastic job of wicking water from the reservoir up to the plant roots. The galvanized steel sides and faux wood aluminum trim withstand even Tucson’s summer blast furnace. And the optional casters make the planters easy to move around. Continue Reading


The Guide To Humane Critter Control: Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions To Protect Your Yard And Garden by Theresa Rooney: Book Review


Theresa Rooney’s Guide to Humane Critter Control is filled with practical, pesticide-free ideas about how to prevent, or stop, annoying bugs and small mammals from damaging your garden. It’s a book that should be at the fingertips of novice gardeners, as well as more experienced gardeners who want to transition from the knee-jerk use of poisons to more eco-friendly methods. Expert gardeners may not find much new here, but it’s a nice refresher course. Continue Reading


Deluxe Tractor Scoot from Gardener’s Supply Company: Product Review


The Deluxe Tractor Scoot from Gardener’s Supply Company is a wheeled, adjustable seat with an attached basket to haul things around in, a tray for small tools and a handle for pulling it around. It’s ideal for anyone who enjoys spending time in the garden but can no longer bend, stoop or stand for long periods - or for those who just want to be in a relaxed sitting position while working in the garden. Continue Reading


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


Digz Gardener High Performance Women’s Gardening Gloves: Product Review


The Digz High Performance gloves are terrific for light- to medium-duty gardening tasks. They’re comfortable, flexible and breathable, with great dexterity, extra padding in all the right places, and a snug, adjustable wrist closure that keeps dirt out. If you’re not going to get the gloves dirty, they work well with a touchscreen phone and the terrycloth thumb backing is nice for wiping sweat off your face. The Digz gloves have quickly become my gloves Continue Reading