gardening

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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Litheli 20V 13″ Cordless Lawn Mower with Brushless Motor review

REVIEW – Over the past few months, I have tested a Chainsaw and Pole Saw manufactured by a company called Litheli. Their products are battery powered and the two that I tested worked great. I have since become a fan and now that it is Spring and the grass is growing again, I get to …

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Bibury gardening hand pruners 5-in-1 multi-tool review

REVIEW – Multitools are all the rage.  Bibury has extended that rage into the garden with its multifunction garden pruning shears.  Julie wrote a news piece on this back in May 2020, and now, we’re testing it out. Let’s see if adding functions to pruning shears makes sense or should be clipped. What is it? …

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Greenworks Pro 60V Cordless 21″ Self-Propelled Brushless Lawn Mower W/ 5.0 AH Battery review – Say goodbye to gas

REVIEW – One of the newest innovations in yard work is the switch from gas-powered tools to battery-powered. The benefits are numerous: No fumes, no maintenance, no gas, no power. Wait, scratch that last item—battery-powered tools finally have all the power of gas making them a viable replacement to those smelly gas monsters in your …

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Scotts Gro 7 zone sprinkler controller review

REVIEW – It is forecasted to be hotter and drier than normal through fall across the lower 48. This means that residents should water conservatively. The Scotts Gro 7 is a smart sprinkler controller that can precisely control the watering schedule and use local weather to water intelligently. Read on to see what I think! …

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Yardian Pro smart sprinkler controller review

REVIEW – If you’re a regular reader of The Gadgeteer, and have suffered through some of my previous reviews, you’ll already know that I hate mundane tasks, like anything related to home maintenance. Watering the lawn falls into that category, so I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review the Yardian smart sprinkler …

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Digging in your garden just got a whole lot easier with the Rotoshovel!

NEWS – Rotoshovel to the rescue! No more back-breaking arduous digging with a shovel in the backyard to plant your garden. This innovative digging tool was created by Rick Goren and is a cordless electric handheld shovel and auger in one. It uses a rechargeable 12-volt lithium-ion battery that will run for 1.5 hours and …

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