Tools, Gear and Equipment

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What’s In My Toolbox? A Master Gardener’s Essential Tools

A professional gardener shares a look at the tools she uses most frequently on the job.

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The Family Handyman Approved Ryobi Cordless Tire Inflator Is a Worthy Addition to Your Garage

Air compressors require a lot of work if you only need them for a minute or two to top off...


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Our Favorite Things from the National Hardware Show

Check out some of our favorite products for DIYers from the 2022 National Hardware Show.


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Garden Cultivator vs Tiller: What’s the Difference?

Don't confuse a cultivator with a tiller; they're different tools for different jobs. Here's how to decide which is right...


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Dump Your Wheelbarrow for the Family Handyman Approved Gorilla Carts Dump Cart

Need to move and dump mulch, soil or heavy stones? This product from Gorilla Carts is a step up from...

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The Best Garden Cultivators

Garden cultivators help stir soil and mix in fertilizer and compost to prepare planting areas for the growing season. Which...


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7 Best String Trimmer Harnesses

Save your shoulders and back with a handy harness for your string trimmer. Here are seven top options to consider.

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8 Best Stand Up Weed Pullers

Weeding is back-breaking and time-consuming. A gardening expert gave us advice about stand up weed pullers. Here's what we learned.


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Buyer’s Guide to Garden Spades

A garden spade is the go-to tool for many yard and garden tasks. But what makes one garden spade different...


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9 Adaptive Tools To Make Gardening With Disabilities Easier

Gardening can be relaxing and therapeutic. These adaptive gardening tools help those with limitations enjoy their time in the garden.


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8 Best Garden Scooters for Easy Gardening

Kick off spring gardening with a new garden scooter. These mobile seats make plant- and turf-tending so much easier on...

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How To Use Grow Bags in Your Garden

You may have seen them on TV or at the garden center. Now it’s time to add grow bags to...


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10 Go-to Fall Landscaping Tools

Fall cleanup will be less of a chore when you have the right tools on hand. These handy tools will...


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Lawn Sprayers: What To Know Before You Buy

Planning to apply liquid lawn care products to your yard? Make the job easier with the right lawn sprayer.


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What Gauge String Trimmer Line To Use

String trimmers quickly trim and edge your lawn, cut weeds and clear brush. Using the right size and type line...


How to Care for Chrysanthemums: 6 Things You Need to Know About Mums

It's autumn and that means it's time to show off a garden full of mums! Here's how to care for...

7 Versatile Weed Wacker Parts and Attachments

Turn your string trimmer into an entirely different tool with these game-changing attachments.


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The Best Gas and Electric Hedge Trimmers

We've rounded up some of the best hedge trimmers, along with advice on how to find the right gas or...


If You See White Stuff on Your Mulch, This is What it Means

Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.


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5 Best Garden Scissors of 2022

Looking for a tool to trim herbs, open mulch and deadhead flowers? These garden scissors are for you.


4 Best Hedge Trimmer Attachments

Your hedge trimmer can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.


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5 Best Tree Trimming Tools

These five tree trimming tools help you prune just about any kind of tree in your yard, no matter how...


5 Best Digging Shovels of 2022

Take a look at some of the best shovels available in 2022 no matter what kind of digging you have...


5 Best Hatchets and Axes of 2022

Looking to fell a tree or need a chopping tool for your next camping trip? Whatever the job, we've got...

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Hedge Trimmers: What To Know Before You Buy

If you're thinking about adding a hedge trimmer to your yard maintenance tool collection, this guide will help you choose.


5 Best Yard Carts of 2022

Save your back with one of these yard carts, perfect for hauling heavy items.


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10 Best Tools for Getting Rid of Weeds

The right tool for weeding makes the task easier and more effective. These are some of the best weeding tools.


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Garden Hoses: What To Know Before You Buy

Garden hoses don't last forever. When you're in the market for a new one, these tips will help you make...


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8 Best Garden Hose Nozzles and Sprayers

The right nozzle turns a garden hose into a tool for spot irrigation, pressurized cleaning, washing cars and more. Find...


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Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...