Category: Garden Tools

Why I Chose the Mantis XP 16″ Tiller/Cultivator

Mantis XP

Everything has it’s day, and last fall our old tiller joined the “big old junkyard in the sky”. It’d been an OK machine, not great, lot’s of trouble starting it each spring, and pretty heavy & cumbersome to operate, and way to heavy for me to ever move it from it’s place out on our […]

Our Mower That Just Won’t Quit

Toro Lawn Mower

It’s human nature I guess to try and seek out a bargain when you’re making a purchase, especially when it’s something of a more expensive nature, and it’s easy to find yourself gravitating to the bargain model, even though you know it will be inferior to the more expensive models. A lesson in getting what […]

It’s Tilling Time Again


Spring has sprung Spring has finally sprung here on the 52nd parallel and it was a long time coming. However, after 6 months of winter spent dreaming of gardening, studying seed catalogues, spending hours with my friend Google looking for that perfect new squirrel proof bird feeder, and planning my gardening activities in general, I’m […]

In Love With My John Deere Lawn Tractor


That wife of mine knows the way to a man’s heart. My John Deere riding mower is far and away the favorite piece of garden equipment we have that I received as a gift. It’s green and beautiful and a supremely functional garden machine. > > > Check price for a John Deere riding mower […]

Back Yard Weed Control Made Easy with a Propane Weed Burner

weed torch

When it comes to weed control, we’ve tried everything. Our place is a working small farm on 20 acres, so we have what we politely call a “farm lawn.” It’s not perfect, but we do make an effort to keep nature from taking over, and our weed burner is our favorite tool for weed control. […]

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