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.

13 Must-Have Tools for Gardeners

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If you’re new to gardening you’ll need to ensure you’ve got the right tools. Having decent equipment on hand is essential for specific gardening tasks like digging, weeding, and planting. But where do you start? What do you actually need? Learn about 13 essential tools for the home gardener in this guide. Read more 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.

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? In addition, we cover how to use equipment properly and stay safe. Read more now.

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.

How to Maintain Your Garden Hand Tools

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Quality garden implements constructed of steel and wood are made to last, but they require maintenance to keep them in good working order. Read on and learn how to care for and store garden hand tools. With these tips for cleaning, repairing, sharpening, and storage, your favorites will surely become family heirlooms.

The Right Tool for Chopping Firewood: 10 Top-Ranked Mauls and Splitting Axes

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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.

How to Extend the Life of a Garden Hose

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Irrigation hoses are a huge help in the garden, and learning how to care for and maintain them is very useful. In our guide on extending the life of a garden hose, we go over everything a gardener needs to know to keep hoses usable for as long as possible, from fixing damage to preventing it in the first place.

11 of the Best Light Meters for Houseplants and Indoor Gardening

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Light meters come with many features and are available at a wide range of price points. But is there really that much difference between these different devices? With so many choices, which light meter should a well-meaning plant parent choose? Discover 11 of the best light meters for houseplants now in our roundup.

How to Use a Light Meter for Houseplants

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If your houseplant is failing to thrive, it could be that the two of you aren’t on the same page when it comes to light exposure. But with a quick wave of a magic wand – er, light meter – you’ll know whether your light is low, medium, or bright. Keep reading to learn more about using a light meter for houseplants.

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.

7 of the Best Hand Cultivators

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For small gardening jobs like weeding and aerating the soil in tight spaces in your garden, a hand cultivator is an essential tool. The trusty gardening claw is ideal for plucking out unwanted little sprouts or removing debris around your plants. Learn about 7 of the best hand cultivators in this guide. Read more now.

Worx WG184 40V Power Share Cordless Trimmer and Edger Review

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The Worx WG184 Power Share 2-in-1 Trimmer and Edger operates on batteries for up to an hour, plenty of time for weed-eating jobs of up to half an acre. It features instant line feeding at the touch of a button, simple assembly, and nearly double the power of some other models. Check out our review to learn more.

9 of the Best Watering Cans for Houseplant Care

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When your home is full of lovely houseplants, why not choose an attractive watering can too? This tool doesn’t have to be an eyesore, it can add to your prized, chic decor. But looks aren’t everything – it has to do the job well too. Keep reading to discover 9 of the best watering cans for houseplant care.

Worx WG584 40V Power Share Turbine Cordless Leaf Blower Review

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he Worx WG584 40V Power Share Turbine leaf blower has all the cordless electric advantages and its battery lasts up to an hour – three times longer than similar models. Three speeds and a Turbo function handle multiple lawn chores with one-handed operation. Read our review to learn if this model is right for you.

The Best Gear Bags for Gardening: Garden Tote Bag Review

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As any gardener worth their dirt will tell you, a good tote bag is an important component for saving time and staying organized. It will hold your hand tools and accessories, and keep personal items like a phone, water bottle, and keys safe and easy to access. But not all gear bags are of the same quality. To save you the time and effort, we’ve culled those that don’t make the grade, and sourced only the cream of the crop. Keep reading on Gardener’s Path to find out which ones get our seal of approval!

Oh, Felco F-2, and All the Things You Can Do!

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There’s no way to overstate the necessity of a good pair of pruners in the garden and in the yard. Despite the overwhelming variety of pruners on the market, the Felco F-2 outperforms the rest by a long shot. Read more about why the F-2 is so great, right here on Gardener’s Path.

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.

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.

The Mantis “Little Wonder” Tiller

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We link to vendors to help you find relevant products. If you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. I’ve Tested Many Tillers, and I Always Come Back to My Mantis This spring I had to replace my favorite garden implement, my Mantis 2-Cycle tiller. This is the little red tiller that …

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