gardening

Greenworks PRO 60V 10″ Brushless Cultivator / Tiller review

REVIEW – The Spring season in NY is in full swing with neighborhoods buzzing with the sounds of landscapers using their equipment to beautify lawns and remove any signs that it was once winter just a few short months ago. In my household, it is time to prepare the planting beds and to plant the …

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Ryobi 18V ONE+ Lawn Mower review – a great mower for small yards with not-so-great batteries

REVIEW – Battery-powered lawn mowers have several benefits over their gas-powered cousins:  No more trips to the gas station, no need for oil, no worries about burning off all the gas before storing it away for the winter, less noise for your neighbors, and so on.  Last year was the first time that I used …

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Elecrow GrowCube review (part 1) – Will it give you green thumb powers?

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I love growing things.  Flowers, grass, veggies, you name it.  While I’m pretty good at growing things outdoors, I’m a lot less good at growing things indoors, which is why I am excited about an upcoming Kickstarter by Elecrow.  Their new gadget is called the GrowCube, and it’s an automatic watering system …

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SnapFresh Cordless Leaf Blower review – a handy, lightweight wind-maker

REVIEW – The SnapFresh BBT-ZE20BW leaf blower is the lightest blower I’ve tried. The blowing power and working time from a single charge did not disappoint. Heavier hand-held blowers can be fatiguing either from their weight, the blow-back resistance, or both. The SnapFresh was pleasant to use in that it was not tiring to use.  …

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Gutter Sense gutter cleaning tool review – like salad tongs for your gutters

REVIEW – Cleaning gutters is like a dentist appointment: nobody likes it, but it’s a thing that must be done. The Gutter Sense gutter cleaning tool is here to help with a solution that simplifies the process. It’s simple. It’s clever. And did I mention inexpensive? Let’s get to work. To the review! What is …

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Tevaplanter – a water bank for indoor plants

NEWS – I love plants.  I love growing flowers, veggies, and fruit trees.  While I’m pretty good at growing things outdoors, I really suck at growing things indoors.  Mostly that’s because I can’t seem to remember to water the plants, which explains why I’m so intrigued with the Tevaplanter.  It’s a water bank; that is, …

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Ryobi 40 Volt Cordless Jet Fan Leaf Blower review – Your yard debris can be Gone With The Wind 

REVIEW: The Ryobi RY40407VNM 40 Volt Cordless Jet Fan Leaf Blower is a ‘uni-tasker’. It simply blows stuff from where it is, to where you want it to be. This is the first Ryobi tool I’ve handled and it has me thinking about other 40 volt Ryobi tools since they all use the same battery. …

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The clever Amazing Rake Ergonomic 3-in-1 Garden Rake makes raking leaves easier!

NEWS – Oh my gosh, I hate raking leaves, so much so, I don’t get to it most years. When I saw the Amazing Rake Ergonomic 3-in-1 Garden Rake, I thought, “Now there’s someone who hates it just as much as I do, but found a clever way to make it much less painful. Yay!” …

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LetPot lets everyone have a green thumb!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Imagine always having fresh herbs and veggies for your meals without going to the store and knowing that they don’t have pesticides on them. You can do that with the LetPot growing system which has launched a Kickstarter campaign today. What is it? LetPot is an automated modular home plant growing system …

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Greenworks 24V 12-inch string trimmer / edger review

REVIEW – A reliable string trimmer is an indispensable tool for yard work.  However, gas models are loud and create noxious fumes, and corded electric units are inconvenient. The Greenworks 24V 12-inch string trimmer with edger mode is a lightweight, feature-rich, battery-powered tool. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Orbit B-hyve XD Hose Faucet Timer review

REVIEW – This has been the first summer in my new home, and I have been able to enjoy several outdoor activities including gardening with my wife. She is great at designing landscapes and selecting and planting beautiful plants. At first, I enjoyed watering them several times weekly. Now that I am very busy with …

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