Recent Garden Tools Articles

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Best Ways to Clear Snow without a Blower

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 05, 2015

Fast, efficient snow removal is one of winter's most essential tasks for those who live in northern climes. While a snow blower makes this chore easier, it is not the quietest or greenest...

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We've Been Splitting Wood All Wrong

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Jan 22, 2014

Splitting wood is one of the least favorite tasks of woodstove owners, and even for people who are just chopping for a decorative fireplace or pit, it gets unfun very rapidly. The repetitive...

An electric chainsaw in action in the construction of a strawbale home. Photo: Brett and Sur Colstock/Flickr

We Tested It: Electric Chainsaw

Posted by Philip Schmidt | G+ | Oct 24, 2013

Up until a week ago, I've been cutting most of the tree parts on my biggish suburban lot with a Sawzall fitted with a pruning blade. This worked surprisingly well and, most importantly,...

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Fall Maintenance: Freezeproof Faucets

Posted by Philip Schmidt | G+ | Aug 13, 2013

If you live in an area with frosty winters, you know the agony of exploding pipes and the pain of preventative maintenance to stop the issue before it starts. Particularly cold cities...

It looks like this leaking garden hose needs a new o-ring. (photo: floop/

How to Fix a Leaking Garden Hose

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | May 29, 2013

Where is your garden hose leaking from? The location of the leak will define how you'll fix that leaking garden hose. Before you call a plumber or run out to replace your garden hose,...

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A Dollar Item Protects Plants from Birds

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | Apr 04, 2013

The landscape of US retail is such that there are dollar stores everywhere, but finding sources for row cover and gardening supplies takes some effort. What if you could buy your gardening...

Rake head wine glass organizer by Lee Anne Culpepper.

10 Uses for a Rusty Old Rake Head

Posted by Lee Anne Culpepper | Dec 06, 2012

There was a time long ago that when a shovel or rake handle broke, you went to the hardware store, bought a new handle and installed it into the old rake head. Years later, in a more...

A man steps into his Shoe-Ins. Photo courtesy of Shoe-Ins.

Equipment Review: Shoe In Overshoes

Posted by Philip Schmidt | G+ | Oct 31, 2012

As a pathological DIYer, I do a lot of projects in and around the house, including all of the dirty jobs. I also live in Colorado, where the weather loves to go from blizzard to balmy...