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Read consumer product reviews before you shop. Don't know what to buy as a gift for that gardening friend or landscaping spouse? These consumer product reviews on books, tools, lawn equipment, snowblowers, ornaments and more will facilitate your decision. Consumer product reviews to guide your purchases of landscaping supplies, whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for gift ideas.

Black and Decker Electric Leaf Blowers, Vacuums, Mulchers

The Black & Decker Leaf Hog blower BV2500 is a versatile gadget for the money. Homeowners who maintain compost piles or who mulch around plants will appreciate the mulcher function. But it is also a powerful leaf blower. Push a button, and it converts from leaf blower to leaf vacuum. Find out more in this review.

String Trimmers

If you're anything like me, there's a side of you that feels having to use a string trimmer is something of an imposition. After all, you've just mowed the darn lawn; isn't that enough? Well, if we must do the extra work, let's at least have a good string trimmer! Use this review to help you decide what type to buy.

A Lawn Mower for Uneven Terrain

Consumer product review of MTD Yard Machine lawn mowers with a Briggs & Stratton engine and high wheels in rear to facilitate mowing slopes or bumpy areas. If you want a basic model at a cheap price, this MTD Yard Machine lawn mower with a Briggs & Stratton engine is a smart choice.

Consumer Product Review of a Classic: Reel Lawn Mowers

Although a classic lawn mower (it was, after all, the first), today's reel lawn mowers are no antiques. This consumer product review explains why modern reel lawn mowers are gaining in popularity in some circles, as an alternative to the "standard" lawn mower -- the rotary mower. Learn under what circumstances it may make sense to "take 1 step back in order to advance 2 steps forward."

Troy-Bilt Wood Chippers

Consumer product reviews series entry. Troy-Bilt wood chippers come in 6.5 horsepower and 10 horsepower models. I recommend the 10 HP wood chipper here. It's penny-wise and pound-foolish to scrimp on wood chippers. This equipment is asked to do heavy-duty work. So if you're going to spend money at all on a wood chipper, get one that you can...

Consumer Product Review on Mulching Lawn Mowers

Decisions, decisions! You're tired of raking leaves every fall, and you want to facilitate leaf removal with technology. But which piece of power equipment do you buy? This consumer product review suggests an option that obviates leaf removal altogether: Use a mulching mower! Specifically, I review battery-powered mowers, which have pros and cons distinct from gas and corded models.

Electric Hedge Trimmers

Electric hedge trimmers are inexpensive and lightweight when compared to gas-powered models. An added plus with electric is automatic start-up. But the comparison is not one-sided, as gas hedge trimmers have their own advantages. Explore the comparison further in this consumer product review.

Leaf Shredders / Wood Chippers / Vacs: Trying to Do it All

Okay, you've discovered that leaf removal is facilitated by leaf blowers. You'll never go back to raking again. You wonder if there's a gadget even easier than leaf blowers? Supposedly, there is -- a gadget called the "4-in-1". But this consumer product review on these leaf shredders / wood chippers / vacs disputes the value of the "4-in-1". See why.

Chainsaw the Cheap, Easy Way: Remington Electric Chain Saws

Gas-powered chain saws are fueled with a gas/oil mix, and you're forced to calculate the ratio. With electric, you just plug it in and go! That goes for startup, too. Gas-powered chain saws start with a starter rope that you tug at. With electric, startup is a sure thing. At about 5 pounds the 12" Remington electric chain saw is also easy to...

Consumer Product Review: Ratchet Pruner for Easy Landscaping

With “ratchet” anvil pruners you can easily cut thick tree branches that regular pruners would stand no chance against. The ratchet's settings multiply your hand's power, so that you don’t have to do the work – the tool does it for you. As you cut through a branch, the ratchet clicks and moves to the next setting, providing ever-increasing pressure as you cut.

Tree Trimming Equipment

Having the proper tree trimming equipment can greatly aid you in caring for those gentle giants of your landscape -- trees. Consult these consumer product reviews of tree trimming equipment before buying.

Tree Pruners

Consumer product review of tree pruners. With the aid of tree pruners, you can maintain medium-size trees in their proper shape without having to climb a ladder.

Pest Control Devices

These consumer product reviews of pest control devices may help landscaping enthusiasts save money, avoid frustration and even prevent illness. Learn how to keep such trouble away via the pest control devices covered here. Included among the entries is the famous "Mosquito Magnet," which is perhaps the most thoughtful of gardening gifts imaginable for a loved one who spends a lot of time outside.

Garden Cultivators

Small mechanical garden tillers, also termed, "cultivators," are preferable to their larger cousins for small plots. Learn more about garden cultivators in this piece, which looks at the Ryobi brand as an example.

Consumer Product Reviews: Lawn Mowers

Buying a lawn mower? What exactly are you looking for in a lawn mower? My consumer product reviews on lawn mowers focus on the practical needs of ordinary homeowners.

Get Rid of Garden Pests the Humane Way!

Havahart traps are "live-traps": the animal is captured, but not hurt. Afterwards (with the proper permission), you release the garden pest somewhere else -- far away from your garden! Read this piece to find out how you can get rid of garden pests the humane way.

Cutting Tools to Make Yard Work Easier

Cutting plants in one form or other -- from damaged tree limbs to weed intruders -- is a big part of landscaping. Don't do it the hard way! Get tools that will allow you to cut as efficiently as possible. Here are a few.

Gas Snowblowers

Gas snowblowers are available in both single-stage and two-stage models. But single-stage gas snowblowers are not recommended for regions prone to heavy or wet snowfalls.

Consumer Product Review: Electric Snowblowers

If you don't have too long a driveway, electric snowblowers provide an alternative to clumsy, heavy, high-maintenance gas snowblowers. True, you'll spend a bit more time snow blowing with electric snowblowers, because they're less powerful. But this consumer product review argues you'll spend less time on maintenance, starting up the...

Leaf-Cleanup Supplies

Arm yourself now for fall leaf cleanup. Learn more about some gadgets out there that could make yard work in autumn a breeze.

Wooden Structures

Top picks for wooden structures available for online purchasing: arbors, gazebos and storage sheds.

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