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Electric Wheelbarrow Review

Last growing season I was given the opportunity to use, test and review this awesome electric wheelbarrow from If you’ve known me or have been following me for any length of time you know that I am huge, flag waving fan of single wheel, construction grade Jackson wheelbarrows. To the point to even offer up “Wheelbarrow Tips and Tricks”. But at the same time, I’m a true believer in using the right tool for the job, and sometimes you need to move large amounts of material long distances, over rough or soft terrain. If you want to take your cardio workout to an insane level, or a truly deadly level for an old guy like me, try pushing a loaded wheelbarrow across a muddy yard or through the snow. So even though I am not ready and never will be ready to give up my Jackson wheelbarrow I can see a ton of uses for this electric wheelbarrow which holds more, crosses rough terrain with ease and will allow just about anybody to move large amounts of material just about any distance they need to safely.

Why Rhododendrons Fail to Grow and Two Super Hardy Rhododendrons for Cold Climates

Believe it or not, Rhododendrons and Azaleas are quite easy to grow and it only takes a few things to make them happy. There’s a fundamental secret about growing Rhododendrons in your yard or your landscape that cannot be overlooked and it cannot be stated strongly enough. Here it is… Rhododendrons Do Not Like Wet Feet!

Yum! Tasty Edible Flowers You Can Grow Yourself

Add a beautiful, aesthetic touch to your next dinner with tasty edible flowers that you can grow yourself. Many upscale restaurants have adopted the practice of garnishing salads and certain dishes with edible flowers.

A Guide to Controlling Fungus Gnats in Hydroponic Gardens

Adult fungus gnats are completely harmless, but their larvae are the real problem in any garden. The larvae dwell in and feed on the roots of plants, ultimately hampering growth and development. As the roots get damaged, they may rot and bacteria will have a place to live.

How to Plant in Clay Soil

Planting in clay soil is great for the vegetation that have roots strong enough to break through the hardened ground and compacted clay. Amending an area to make suitable for gardening other types of vegetation is doable. The main idea to remember is to amend an entire area NOT just a single hole for the desired plant to root. Why is it important to improve the soil structure in an entire area rather a single location? If a gardener focuses on a single location once the plant roots it will grow root length only as far and wide as the hole that was amended. Once the roots reach the soil that is clay the roots will grow inward as they are unable to penetrate through the unforgiving clay soil. The plant may survive, but it will be severely root bound.

Choosing the Right Garden Shed

Choosing the right shed for your garden can be harder than you expect. Cost? Aesthetics? Size? Everything needs to be taken into consideration when looking for the right shed for your garden. There are so many options to choose from so how do you know which is right for you?

Why Should You Plant A Food Garden

In the same size as a double-bed you can feed your family every day with organically grown fresh vegetables in just a few months. If you have some property in your back yard or you live in the city with only a single bed size to spare, it is easier than you think.

Rose Rosette Disease – This Deadly Virus Is Attacking Even the Knock-Out Roses

Rose Rosette Disease is a disease that is eventually fatal to roses, even the Knockout Rose and Drift Rose cultivars. Rose plants will not recover from this horrible virus. Nor, will they be able to “cope” with this disease either, becoming ugly and misshapen by Rose Rosette over 2 to 5 years. The only cure for Rose Rosette Disease is prevention. Once your roses have Rose Rosette, the only option is to destroy affected plants.

How to Create Your Own Secret Garden With Shrub Roses and More That Offer Privacy and Beauty

In The Secret Garden, author Frances Hodgson Burnett surmises, “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Growing up as I have among the plants and flowers that so many of you have taken home of the years, eventually rearing my own children in nature’s nursery, I would have to say that I agree. Everywhere I look, I imagine something better with the right landscaping and an aesthetic understanding of the role plants play in beautifying our lives.

Can Chickens and Gardens Co-Exist?

Considering adding chickens to your garden plan? Read this article first. Gardens and chickens co-existing is a debatable topic.

How to Start a Backyard Garden With Raised Beds

You can start a backyard garden with raised beds or pots. Home gardening is the number one hobby in the United States. Is there anything more satisfying than walking out your back door, picking a juicy red tomato and enjoying that sweet fresh flavor?

Great Gardening Trends You Can Use to Update Your Garden

Great gardening trends are directly related to the economy and weather factors. The United States is seeing one of the largest shifts in how people garden and how homeowners are not only landscaping but utilizing their yards.

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