Hands On: RYOBI 40V Cordless Leaf Vacuum / Mulcher

Summer is gone and Fall has arrived! ???? Well, unless you’re here in North Florida, where it’s still 100 degrees, icky-sticky from the humidity, and the ground is as dry as a bone. We are slowly starting to see some temperature changes at night and a few leaves just giving up and letting go. And … Read more

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 all too often, while the … Read more

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 with 2x the capacity of its … Read more

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 exception and is, in fact, … Read more

SpotCheck #34

There’s a lot of stuff that comes across the workbench or inbox here at GarageSpot each week. And while much of it is pretty cool, there’s either not enough to make a full story of it (yet), or we just don’t have time but do want to share. That’s what this post is about each … Read more

The 8-in-1 Multifunction Wheelbarrow

In our own garage, we’ve had an old-fashioned wheelbarrow with a flat tire hanging on the wall for about eight years—we just never use it, despite breaking our backs carrying bags of mulch to the backyard every other season, rock salt for the water softener or pavers when we finished our back patio. Real men … Read more

Smart Irrigation Systems

The Internet of Things is taking over, with new connected products hitting the market every day. Some are just gimmicky, while others are super-useful. Automatically watering the lawn based on the local weather forecast and granularly controlling irrigation systems via a smartphone app could be considered pretty useful. So-called smart lawn and garden sprinkler systems … Read more