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Picker-Upper Tool – Gathers Up Acorns to Apples

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This past weekend I saw a neighbor using a very interesting, and innovative, yard tool. It has a long handle and at the ground end of the tool, a wire rolling basket to grab those pesky things that drop from trees all over the lawn. My neighbor was using this tool to pick up walnuts […]

How to Make a Template for a Decorative Jigsaw Cut

Position the template - you can secure it to the board with a clamp to hold it in place while you draw the outline

You know what an arbor looks like. You know what a pergola looks like. Have you ever noticed those beautiful, intricate patterns and scrolls that are cut into the ends of the uppermost boards?   These patterns, or designs, really add a layer of gorgeous detailing to the arbor or pergola. Sometimes, these little craftsman […]

Pruning Saw – Indispensable Hand Tool for The Yard

Pruning saws have very multi-edge teeth for high performance cutting.

Spring and summer are just around the corner. Many homeowners are looking forward to some mild temperatures to be able to get started on some springtime yard cleanup. It’s amazing what accumulates in the yard over the winter. If your to-do list for the yard includes pruning small tree branches, dead wooding, or cutting up […]

Leaf Rakes and Specialty Rakes

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Having the right tool for an outdoor task makes the project go more smoothly, whether for building and construction, gardening, or lawn care. Innovative designs, also, make tools easier to use or add a time-saving value to the tool’s workability.  Leaf Rakes  Leaf rakes and autumn seem to go hand in hand when the leaves […]

Could Your Lawn Benefit From Lawn Core Aeration?

The aerator's rotating cylinder with the hollowed-core spoons

The state of a homeowner’s lawn can be either a source of joy or frustration. And it can be truly frustrating if you’ve been spending a lot of time and money on it without seeing much improvement. Lawn aeration is a means of lawn care that could be just what your lawn needs to rejuvenate […]

Comfort Floor Mats

A regular floor mat doesn't provide cushioning

A cushioned floor mat may be just the work accessory you need to provide comfort during those tasks that have you standing for a long period of time. If you find yourself standing on a hard surface for long periods of time, maybe at the potting table or at the work bench, you may have […]

Garden Hoses

Look for quality brass fittings and protective collar

A quality garden hose can be the equivalent of a good quality shovel, for reliable dependability. The all rubber garden hose, and the 6-ply (or greater) constructed garden hose will be the best investments. Both are long lasting and durable, while the multi-ply hose offers the added feature of being lighter in weight for easier […]

Shovels 101

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A lot of outdoor projects require the right shovel to make the job go easier. Learn which shovel will help with a specific outdoor project. We all remember seeing different types of shovels in the garage when we were kids. And for many of us, a shovel was a shovel even though they had obvious […]

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