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Jun
22

Planter Liners – Make Your Planters Last Longer

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Planter liners are the ideal way to ensure that the planter you have painstakingly chosen for your garden lasts as long as possible. In cold weather, the soil used in your planters contracts and expands. Over time, if your planter boxes are not protected, this expansion and contraction can lead to cracks and unnecessary wear […]

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Jun
19

How to Choose a Garden Watering Wand

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A telescoping watering wand is a great tool for reaching hanging garden planters, window boxes, and other hard to reach places. Choosing a quality garden watering wand the first time out will save you frustration and headache later in the season. What should you look for in a watering wand? Garden watering wands are available […]

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Jun
17

How to Choose a Garden Hand Pruner

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The best garden hand pruners are made by Felco, Corona, and Fiskars, and the hands down industry standard is the Felco bypass pruner. Any of these major brands will set you back $75-$100 or even more, and yet buying a good name brand pruner is worth every penny. No self-respecting landscape professional would buy anything […]

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Jun
12

How to Choose a Garden Spade that Lasts a Lifetime

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Some gardening tools are so important and so heavily used that it just doesn’t make sense to try to save money by skimping on cost. Few tools are more crucial to gardening than a durable, sturdy garden spade. Choosing a gardening spade that lasts and works the way it should, instead of a spade that […]

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Jun
08

How to Choose a Garden Hand Cultivator

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They come out every spring with the crocuses and robins, those gaily colored baskets of cheerful garden hand tools and printed gloves. The bright colors and happy packaging are designed to catch your eye and your pocketbook, but some hand tools are more for show and decoration than actual use. A garden hand cultivator is […]

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May
29

How to Select a Garden Wheelbarrow

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Gardening is immensely rewarding and lots of fun, but it’s also very hard work.  A good garden wheelbarrow can save your back and make working in your garden a pleasure instead of a chore. While you may think you don’t garden nearly enough to really need a wheelbarrow, once you own and use one you […]

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May
11

How to Choose an Outdoor Garden Storage Shed

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An outdoor garden storage shed can be both a practical necessity and an attractive landscape element at the same time. Choosing the right garden shed for you depends on the size of your yard, the amount of gardening equipment you need to store, your own personal tastes, and the nature of your garden. You’ll need […]

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May
08

How to Choose the Best Garden Hose

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The best garden hose is almost never the cheapest one. You can skimp on some tools and gardening items and get by just fine, but a garden hose is not one of those items. Hoses can cost as little as $8 or $9 or as much as $50 (or even more), but a situation in […]

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May
04

How to Choose the Best Garden Hose Reel

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A tangled hose lying smashed up against the front or back of a house is not very attractive, and what’s worse, it’s hard on the hose. Garden hoses are not inexpensive. Even cheap hoses will set you back quite a bit if you have a large yard. It makes sense to buy a good retractable […]

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Apr
21

How to Invest in a Good Pair of Garden Gloves

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Garden gloves come in all kinds of materials, colors, and price points. A three-pack of simple brown cotton knit work gloves can cost as a little as a couple of dollars, while a pair of goatskin hand-stitched leather garden gloves with a name brand label can set you back $50 or even more. Pick out […]

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