Make Raking Leaves a Breeze: 7 of the Best Leaf Rakes Reviewed

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Fall is here and the garden is festooned with leaves, covering your lawn and making their way into every crevice. But what should you look for when choosing a leaf rake to make short work of this less-than-glamorous garden chore? Check out this guide for reviews and recommendations on how to choose the best leaf rake.

11 of the Best Gardening-Themed Books for Children

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Discover the wonders of the natural world in your own backyard or neighborhood with ideas from 11 of the best books for children. From germinating seeds to watching birds in flight, you’ll be inspired to enrich your family with the themes and activities presented in each. Read our roundup now and choose your favorites.

A Review of Stephanie Rose’s Garden Alchemy

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Wellness-through-gardening instructor and writer Stephanie Rose’s new book, Garden Alchemy, is a handy DIY manual of organic gardening solutions. Eighty step-by-step recipes provide natural alternatives to chemicals, and a sustainable approach to having a healthy garden. Read on for our in-depth review of this book.

Gardening at Home: 31 of the Best Kits to Get Started

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It’s the perfect time to start growing your own herbs, fruits, veggies, and mushrooms at home, or to take up a new hobby like terrarium-making or succulent propagation. We’ve found the best kits to help you get started. Most include everything you need, with helpful instructions. Pick your favorite, and get growing!

The Best Sun-Protective Gear for Gardeners

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Finding the right heat and sun protective gear is a matter of trial and error that can quickly become expensive. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you, and have put together a collection of the best protective gear to keep gardeners comfortable in the heat and safe in the sun. Read more now to see our picks!

Muckster II Ankle Muck Boots: A Versatile, Waterproof Gardening Shoe

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If you’re looking for a tough, reliable, waterproof gardening shoe, look no further than the Muckster II Ankle boot from The Original Muck Boot Company. Lightweight, breathable, and specifically designed with outdoor work in mind, these will keep your feet warm and dry while you deadhead the roses or dig up the garden.

7 of the Best Gardening Journals to Plan, Record, and Celebrate Your Garden

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Are you forgetting one of the most important tools you can use to grow a productive and healthy garden? A gardening journal can help you record, design, plan, and improve your garden. To learn more about how journaling can help you all year, and discover 7 of the best gardening journals available today, keep reading.

5 of the Best Hori Hori Knives for Gardeners

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If you’re looking for a versatile, multipurpose gardening knife, look no further than the Japanese hori hori knife. With its unique concave blade featuring both a serrated edge and a sharp, straight edge this knife makes short work of digging, edging, pruning, harvesting, and sawing. Learn about 5 of our favorites now.

9 Must-Have Succulent Planters

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Succulents are funky and fun to grow, especially in the trendy and functional containers we’ve gathered for you. Read on to discover 7 of our favorite pots and planters, plus key growing tips and a foolproof design scheme. Learn how to show off your water-wise plant collection now, right here on Gardener’s Path.

9 of the Best Footwear Choices for the Garden

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How many pairs of shoes have you ruined when a quick trip to check on plants turned into an all-out watering mud fest? It’s time to get footwear made specifically for garden use that cleans with a rinse of the hose, and is comfortable enough to wear all day. Check out 9 of our favorites, right here on Gardener’s Path.

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.

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!

Brighten Up Your Yard Decor with 7 of Our Favorite Outdoor Rugs

Thinking about buying an outdoor rug but not sure where to start? We explain the types of mat materials that are available, and how to pick the right color and shape to really tie together your outside groupings. We also recommend some of the best natural and synthetic choices. Read our guide now to help you find your favorite designs.

Reel It In! 7 of the Best Garden Hose Reels

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If you have a garden hose, you’ll want the perfect place to store it. A hose reel fills that need, protecting your hose from the elements, keeping it clean, and making it easier to roll up when not in use. We found 7 great reels that will fit any size hose, yard, and budget. Read our full buying guide now!

10 of the Best 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.

Get Growing with the Infinite Cedar Raised Garden Bed

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Infinite Cedar Raised Garden Beds available in 3×3 and 3×6-foot sizes represent excellent value for the money. Easy to assemble, they can be stacked to create high raised beds. The cost of the kits is usually less than buying the lumber and hardware from your local lumberyard, and a 5-year warranty gives peace of mind.