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If you’re like me, you probably find yourself struggling now and then to cut through a particularly hard branch or a larger diameter piece of wood with your loppers. You know, the stuff you probably should use a pruning saw for… Here at GPR, we’ve tested a lot of compound action loppers that should allow […]
I am pleasantly surprised how much I like this hose and I would absolutely purchase it for my garden use. It really is kink free, lightweight but very durable, and easy to coil or store away. Plus, unlike other expandable hoses, it stretches to a full-size 5/8 inch diameter and 50 feet in length. With a 5-year warranty and no signs of wear after almost a year of extensive use in the garden, it’s clearly built to last.
So why not try something a little different? Like a fabric raised bed… The Big Bag Bed is basically a large bag with a flat bottom made out of geotextile (you’ll often see it used as landscape fabric). Created by High Caliper Growing, the makers of Smart Pots, it’s intended for use as a […]
If you’re looking for one glove that can do almost everything, you can’t go wrong with the Bionic ReliefGrip gardening glove. It has some unique features that make it a good choice not only for the typical gardener, but also for those of us with arthritic fingers.
This is one tough pair of gloves! They stood up well to everything we could throw at them, all while remaining supremely comfortable. The ergonomic design, supple goatskin leather, silicon fingertips and Lycra flex zones all make for a terrific pair of gardening gloves. Sorry ladies, these are made for men.
The CobraHead Long Handle weeder is well-made, comfortable to use, and highly effective in pulling out a wide range of weeds.
The Corona ComfortGEL+ Bypass Lopper lived up to its reputation as a top-of-the-line lopper, capable of tackling the toughest pruning jobs. This is not a tool for everyone due to its weight and handle grip size. But for those who need an extremely durable lopper with extendable handles and awesome cutting power, this is a tool that I would highly recommend.
The Corona ComfortGEL+ Extendable HS 4344 is a great tool for the money. Durable-looking, strong, and employing innovative technology, it does tough jobs well. It’s a little on the heavy side which may limit the time you spend shearing your hedges.
I have to be honest. When I first saw the Earth Talon shovel I thought the pointed end was nothing more than a gimmick. But after putting it to the test in the hard, rocky soil of the Catalina Foothills in Tucson, I’m a fan. Unique Design The Earth Talon shovel is specifically designed for […]
If you’re looking for the crème de la crème of loppers, look no further than the Florian Maxi Lopper. It is extremely well crafted, strong, agile, and it can cut, and cut, and cut – all without requiring you to use a lot of force.
This is an excellent all-around pruning tool that cuts cleanly through up to ¾-inch branches. The smooth ratchet action and super-sharp cutting blade, as well as ultra light weight and strength, make this the only hand pruner you’ll ever need.
If you’re looking for an excellent pair of general purpose gardening gloves, you can’t go wrong with the Foxgloves Original gardening glove. The gloves are made with a snug yet supple form-fitting material that’s tough enough for most gardening tasks (but if you’re looking for heavy-duty work gloves, these aren’t them). Machine washable, available in 8 fun colors and built for both men and women.
I recommend Foxgloves Works gardening gloves for several reasons: they’re very well fitting for a woman’s hands (although they work for men too), easy to clean, long lasting, and provide the extra protection you need when lifting rough objects and pulling thorny weeds. Rating: 5 out of 5.
Bristling with an impressive 10 watering patterns, a slip-resistant rubberized grip and head, heavyweight metal construction, and a thumb controlled flow-control and shut-off, the 00452 is a worthy contender in the highly competitive garden nozzle market.
The Radius Garden PRO Ergonomic Stainless Steel Weeder is small enough for even short gardeners to push down on, but long enough that it doesn’t kill your back if you’re tall. And best of all, it get’s taprooted weeds out of the ground in one fell swoop.
The PRO Edger by Radius Garden has earned a space in my garden shed as a “must have” tool. With an unlimited lifetime warranty and moderately priced around $40, this tool will be passed down to your family members even after a lifetime of use in your garden.
This unique shovel means business! Perfect for digging in root infested areas, it’ll even cut off tree or shrub branches that get in the way. Sturdy, comfortable and easy to use.