How to Choose The Right Furniture for your Small Outdoor Space

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Think your deck or balcony is too small to become an outdoor oasis? Well, think again. Outdoor furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, and we recommend the best chairs, tables, dining sets, and sofas for small spaces. We also offer planning tips for before you go shopping. Read our complete buying guide now!

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.

11 Best Benches for Enjoying a Fresh Garden View

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Do you plan to add a garden bench or two to your landscape design? We’ve reviewed what’s on the market, and there’s a style for everyone, in materials ranging from composite and concrete, to wood and wrought iron. Read on to learn our top picks and where to buy them, right here on Gardener’s Path.

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.

Choosing 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? Before you take another step, read this informative article from Gardener’s Path. From safe clearances to customization, you’ll find what you need to know here. Plus, we share our top 10 list, and more of our favorites based on age group and materials. Enjoy years of outdoor fun with our tips! Read more now.

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.

Picking 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.

Exploring Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

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Check out the updated version of Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening for the latest on plants, growing techniques, and natural pest control. Since its debut in 1959, the name Rodale has become synonymous with eco-friendly practices. Read on for a review of this essential guide, here on Gardener’s Path.

The Best 10 Deck Boxes for Your Porch, Patio, Pool, or Veranda

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Looking for a backyard storage solution? Not sure which deck box is best for your outdoor space? We’ve reviewed the best products available and created a convenient, easy-reference article for simpler shopping. Take the guesswork out of your deck box purchase and read our buying guide now on Gardener’s Path.

Celebrating 40 Years: A Review of The Encyclopedia of Country Living

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The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition has over 900 pages of instructions, recipes, and resources for self-sufficiency and simple living. Practical and fun topics include growing nut trees, raising goats, beekeeping, soapmaking and wood harvesting. Read our review of the book, on Gardener’s Path.