gardening

Your home is smart – now with Elgato Eve Aqua, your lawn can be smart, too

Elgato Eve products can be used inside to automate your home.  The Gadgeteer has even reviewed some of them.  Now Elgato adds the Eve Aqua to turn your outdoor faucet into an “intelligent water outlet” to make watering your yard as easy as set-it-and-forget it scheduling or to allow you to water your lawn while …

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There’s nothing kinky about the Bernini Pro Series garden hose

Are you tired of those traditional, green rubber-pipe garden hoses that get kinked up so badly water won’t pass through or spring so many leaks your yard looks like a water feature?  Replace that old hose with a Bernini Pro Series hose and you won’t have to deal with kinks again. The Bernini hose is …

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Pocket Hose Top Brass Bullet expanding garden hose review

I’ve reviewed and used two Pocket Hoses in the past few years and have liked how they are lightweight, don’t take up that much space, and are so much easier to move from place to place compared to traditional rubber garden hoses. The only problem with the Pocket Hoses that I’ve used in the past …

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Using a SureCan gas can means never overfilling your lawn mower again

How many times have you refilled the gas tank on your lawn mower, weed eater, blower, chainsaw, etc. only to have it overflow and make a mess? I can’t count the number of times that I’ve done that and ended up with gas on my shoes, hands, and the ground. The problem is that traditional …

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Now you can garden like Wolverine

Live out your wildest Wolverine fantasies – in the garden – with Garden Genie gloves. These latex and nylon gloves are waterproof, puncture resistant, and feature ABS plastic claws which make them perfect for dangerous outdoor projects like planting flowers.

Click & Grow introduces DIY gardening – sorta

Growing your own food is awesome because you know where it came from and how it was grown (with or without pesticides). But gardening itself takes some effort if you want the plants to actually live long enough to produce fruits and vegetables. The folks at Click & Grow are no strangers to making gardening …

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Steam clean (I mean murder) the weeds in your lawn with Dynasteam

If you have a yard, then you also have weeds in that yard. I think my yard has more weeds than grass. I live in the woods, so it’s inevitable because I don’t want to treat my lawn with weed killing chemicals because I have an indoor/outdoor cat and I feel like the less toxic …

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EGO cuts the cord but not the power with new outdoor products

It’s always interesting when a new brand of lawn equipment comes out of nowhere and captures the imagination—and wallets—of consumers. Introduced in 2014, EGO has spent the last ten years researching and developing the Power+ platform, resulting in a line of cordless outdoor yard equipment with the power and performance of gas without the noise, …

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Determine when your plants need water then automatically water them with the new PlantLink Lush

About two years ago, I reviewed the PlantLink on the Gadgeteer. The PlantLink is a device that monitors the amount of moisture in the soil surrounding your plant(s). Based on this information, the PlantLink sends out a notification (push, email, or text) to advise you that it is time to water. The PlantLink consists of …

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As seen on TV: Mighty Blaster Fireman’s Nozzle Garden Hose Sprayer review

Do you need to buy a new spray nozzle for your garden hose every summer because they are cheaply made and fall apart before the end of the season? The folks at TeleBrands sent me the Mighty Blaster fireman’s nozzle and a Pocket Hose to try for a few weeks and so far it’s a …

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The only gardening tool you’ll need… is your smartphone

Growing veggies on your counter is neat.  I love the idea and will probably try it very soon, but growing full-sized plants indoors, hydroponically, organically, and controlled by your smartphone?  I’m in! Niwa has pioneered the first interactive system that controls the growing conditions 24/7 and lets you interact via a smartphone app to grow whatever you …

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Here’s the perfect gift for the Star Trek-loving gardener Dad

You can combine Dad’s love of Star Trek with his pride in his lawn with these garden ornaments.  The Star Trek Garden Gnomes are made of durable cast polyresin, so they’ll stand up to the weather for years.  There are four designs to choose from (with the phrase shown on the bottom of the statue): …

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