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Are expandable garden hoses worth it? Easy. [UPDATED]

Are expandable garden hoses worth it? Easy. [UPDATED]

[UPDATED] Like lots of people, I wondered what’s up with these expandable garden hoses popping up everywhere. I remember first seeing them on TV a few years ago, but never checked them out.

It’s probably a good thing. Like most new technologies, it had some kinks to work out, and lots of cheap fly-by-night manufacturers to be found out. (more…)

Buy a garden cart or a wheelbarrow? The answer was yes.

Buy a garden cart or a wheelbarrow? The answer was yes.

When my wife’s landscaping/gardening efforts got a little more ambitious, she started looking at buying a garden cart. I suggested that a wheelbarrow might be a good double-duty solution—especially since I was going to need a wheelbarrow for some backyard projects. And I didn’t want to borrow my neighbor’s beastly heavy ‘barrow anymore. (more…)