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What is a lawn dethatcher and scarifier?

What is a lawn dethatcher and scarifier?

Benefits of Use

    1. Healthier Lawn: Dethatching and scarifying help remove the layer of dead grass, leaves, and other debris. These kinds of things can prevent water, oxygen, and nutrients from reaching the soil and roots of your lawn. By removing this layer, you allow your grass to grow stronger and healthier.

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Are robotic lawn mowers really worth it? Simple.

Are robotic lawn mowers really worth it? Simple.

Yes they are! Keeping your lawn well-maintained and healthy is a crucial part of homeownership. But mowing the lawn can be a time-consuming and exhausting chore. Plus, in the heat of the summer, it’s the last thing I want to do. What’s the solution? Hire some yard guys? That gets kind of expensive over time. What if I bought one of those new robotic lawn mowers? Like a Roomba, only for the yard! (more…)

Raised Garden Beds, a great solution for limited space.

Raised Garden Beds, a great solution for limited space.

Are you looking for a solution to grow your own vegetables or flowers, but don’t have much outdoor space? Raised garden beds are the perfect solution for you! These kits are easy to assemble, portable, and allow you to grow your own produce without having to till the soil. I looked at three of what I considered to be the best raised garden bed kits on the market – Land Guard Galvanized Raised Garden Bed Kit, Best Choice Products 48x24x30in Raised Garden Bed, and Greenes Fence Original Pine Raised Garden Bed, 4′ x 4′ x 10.5. There were many to choose from and a lot of great looking options. (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…)