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The One-Handed Broadcast Spreader

Late spring, early summer means fertilizer time for many of us. And for those with smaller yards, a push broadcast spreader is just too much. Handheld spreaders are a better choice but can be a real pain to operate—two hands are needed to operate the manual crank, which tends to jam …

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Sturdy, Space-Saving Outdoor Pop-Up Storage

Whether on the porch, patio, deck, in the backyard or even at the RV park, sometimes we just need a place to put our stuff to keep it clean and dry outdoors. Old-school metal sheds are big, expensive and are basically permanent fixtures, while smaller decorative plastic storage boxes rarely …

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The New 3-in-1 VacPack from Black+Decker

While we’re still in the midst of Spring and quickly approaching the Summer months, Black+Decker just informed us about an upgrade to their popular 3-in-1 leaf blower, vacuum, and mulcher combo, which is slated to be released just before Fall this year (2017). The new Black+Decker 3-in-1 VACPACK features an easy-to-wear backpack leaf collection bag …

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Spray Painting Your Yard… Kinda

When we were getting ready to sell our last house about a year ago, I replaced all of the mulch in our flower beds, but only because it looked bad after a year of baking in the hot Florida sun. I’d done the same thing a few years in a …

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Hands On: EGO Power+ 575 CFM 56V Cordless Blower

When it comes to leaf blowers, most pros will tell you gas-powered backpack blowers are the way to go. But EGO has made it their company mission to replace gas-powered lawn tools with battery-powered machines that are equal to or better than many gas-powered tools. Their latest blower is no …

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A Legit Electric Riding Lawnmower

Since our new-to-us house sits on about two acres with lots of trees, I’m in the market for a riding lawnmower, and pretty quick. Since I’ll need to tow a small trailer around the yard to clean up all of the debris that constantly falls from above, I was seriously …

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Backyard Burning

Now that the wife and I live in the sticks (okay, the city sticks… we’re like five minutes from a Target, but still… we’re in the woods and have turkey and deer as neighbors), we’ve got a ton of trees dropping all kinds of debris on the ground. Plus, for …

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Powerful Cordless Snow Blowin’

Admittedly, here in Florida, we don’t need no stinkin’ snow blowers. In fact, it would appear that Florida has decided to boycott Winter this season. That sucks because I like cold(ish) weather and reasonable amounts of snow. I do know people, or at least know people who know people, who use …

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