19 of the Best Gardening Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Forget the stress and feel the love when you give a Mother’s Day gift perfect for mom gardeners. We’ve done the legwork, so you have plenty of practical, fanciful, huge, or modest options to choose from. Only the best for mom! All our best gift picks will warm a gardener’s heart, the same way her great kids do.

Add a Water Feature to Your Garden: 23 of Our Favorite Outdoor Fountains

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In the wide world of water features, nothing complements a landscaped outdoor space like a good fountain. We’ve put together an overview of the best models sold by excellent craftsmen for you to consider. Prepare to immerse yourself in fine design, because it’s fountain time at Gardener’s Path. Read more now.

9 of the Best Moisture Meters for Your Garden

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Not sure when to water your plants? For serious gardeners, moisture meters are a must-have tool. But there are a lot of different options out there, from digital to analog, and Bluetooth enabled to simpler, basic meters. Check out 9 of the best soil moisture meters and choose your favorite in this guide.

Made in the Shade: The 7 Best Patio Umbrellas You Can Buy

Everyone needs a patio umbrella to shade their outdoor space. We found 7 cool canopies to shield any type of open air grouping, from small conversation spots to alfresco dining areas. We even recommend a unique half-canopy for decks, and a portable choice for shade-on-the-go. Read our full buying guide now.

How to Choose the Best Backyard Playground Equipment for Your Home

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Are you shopping for backyard playground equipment and feeling overwhelmed by your options? From safe clearances to customization, you’ll find everything you need to know in this informative article. Plus, we share 17 of our top picks, with favorites based on age group and materials. Enjoy years of outdoor fun!

How to Use a Soil Moisture Meter

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Who hasn’t had a hard time at some point with trying to keep their plants watered appropriately? If you regularly forget to water or you keep giving your plants too much, get yourself a soil moisture meter. These garden tools take the guesswork out of watering, and this article will show you how to use a hygrometer.

11 of the Best Porch Swings for Your Outdoor Space

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Comfortable and relaxing, porch swings are the perfect option to spend a little down time lounging outdoors. Styles and sizes vary from single-seaters to sumptuous daybeds – and some come with their own stands, so technically, you don’t even need a porch! Check out our review of 11 of the best porch swings now.

Let It Flow! 7 of the Best Garden Hoses You Can Buy

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Looking for a garden hose that doesn’t kink, leak, or twist? We found 7 hoses that are up to any task, from light and flexible to heavy-duty workhorses. We even suggest a couple of top soaker and sprinkler hoses – and of course, plenty that do away with those frustrating kinks. Read our buying guide now!

Blowin’ in the Manmade Wind: 9 of the Best Leaf Blowers

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In the market for a leaf blower? Check out our top tips and recommendations and make sure you’re armed with the information you need to select the right machine – gas or electric, handheld or backpack – that’s right for your landscape and work style. We roundup 9 of the best leaf blowers in this guide. Read more now.

How to Pick the Best Splitting Maul for the Job

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If you enjoy splitting your own wood for the fireplace or backyard fire pit, join us in an exploration of the best tool for the job: the splitting maul. Different in design and function from an axe, this is a tool meant to divide wood along the grain with the least amount of effort. Read along as we take a closer look at the features that make this tool so effective, and discover our favorites for the task.

9 of the Best Snowblowers to Get the Job Done Right

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When you live in a northern climate, you know what a pain shoveling snow can be, but clearing it can be easy and even fun when you have the right equipment. Whether you only expect a few inches of precipitation or enough to build igloos, check out our review of 9 of the best snowblowers to get the job done. Read more now.

11 of the Best Gazebos for Relaxing in the Garden

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It’s time to move outdoor entertaining off the deck and into the yard with one of 11 exceptional DIY gazebos. Choose your favorite from an array of styles to create a comfortable garden retreat that’s the perfect focal point for photographing family gatherings. Read our reviews of the top kits now!

13 of the Best Grow Lights for Indoor Plants and Seedlings

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For vigorous indoor gardens, grow lights can provide what plants need – a reliable energy source to mimic the spectrum of colors found in natural sunshine. An economical solution to cultivate greens, herbs, houseplants, and seedlings, here’s our list of 13 of the best grow lights for strong and healthy indoor plants.

Cozy Up and Get the Lowdown on 13 Popular Patio Heaters and Fire Pits

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Want to enjoy your patio in the cooler months of the year? How about adding a cozy patio heater or fire pit to your outdoor decor? Let the experts at Gardener’s Path help you choose from an array of decorative and functional options with this handy product review of some of today’s most popular models.

Your Must-Have Tool This Winter: 7 Top-Rated Snow Shovels

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Here comes winter, with a vengeance! Read our reviews of 7 popular snow shovels that will help you to clear your property in time for nature’s next onslaught. Did you know that some are for pushing, and others, for lifting? Learn how to use equipment properly and stay safe, right here on Gardener’s Path.

Get a Hand in the Garden: The Best Hand Cultivators

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Need a hand with smaller weeding, cultivating, and amending tasks? A hand cultivator is the perfect option! With so many different kinds to choose from, the trusty gardening claw is amazing at plucking out unwanted little sprouts. Aerating and loosening up soil around your plants’ roots is easy, bringing your plants no harm while getting up close and personal. Check out our review of the best models now.

15 of the Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners

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This year, thrill the gardeners on Santa’s nice list with the best holiday gifts for green thumbs. We’ve done the legwork, so you can select top-quality gardener-recommended presents and stocking stuffers. Shop our list for the best gift ideas – and maybe pick something out for yourself too. Read more now.