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Best Greenhouse

Palram Hybrid Greenhouse

The Palram Hybrid Greenhouse is a greenhouse that comes in many different sizes so you should be able to pick the perfect size for the space you have available. This greenhouse has a roof vent which is great for letting fresh air in and keeping your plants happy, the panels also block out 99% of UV rays. This greenhouse kit does require assembly and is on the larger side as far as residential greenhouses go so it is not portable. Make sure you pick out the best spot possible to place it. When it is built it will provide your flowers and plants with the protection they need in a safe environment.

Best Greenhouse2018-05-02T00:39:32-04:00

Best Corded Electric Lawn Mower

The Greenworks makes it onto the best corded electric lawn mower list.

Greenworks Lawn Mower

Best Corded Electric Lawn Mower

The Greenworks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Lawn Mower 25022 has no problem making the best corded electric lawn mower list. The Greenworks corded lawn mower is best suited for a small to medium sized yard. This mower would be great for people who live in town homes, condos, row homes, or even a single family house with a small lawn. I wouldn’t use this on a large piece of property with a lot of grass to cut.

Greenworks Corded Lawn Mower Features

  • Power: 12 amps
  • 20 inch steel deck
  • Height Adjustment: 7 positions between 1 ½ to 3 ¾ inches
  • Weight: 56 lbs.
  • It has durable plastic wheels. The back wheels are 10 inches and the front wheels are 7 inches in diameter.

Keep in mind that this is not a self-propelled lawn mower so you will have to physically push it to make it go forward, however the Greenworks electric lawn mower has large rear wheels and is lightweight which makes it easier to push. If you have a hilly lawn it might be good exercise.

The Greenworks Corded Lawn Mower does not come with a power cord to plug into an outlet. You will need to either already own one or you will need to purchase one separately. Make sure the cord you own or the one you purchase is rated for a 12 amp device or higher, and make sure it is long enough that you will be able to mow your entire lawn. If you purchase a cord that is not rated for a 12 amp device you risk destroying the corded lawn mower.

You will save money on fuel cost and you don’t have to deal with gas smells or spills. You also don’t need to worry about ever changing the oil because there is none. You will not need to worry about recharging batteries or buying new batteries since this is all electric.

The Greenworks corded lawn mower offers three options for cutting grass. You can use the side discharge which will just throw the grass clipping out of the side of the mower onto your lawn. You can bag the clippings with a rear attachable bag. The third option which most people would probably like best is that the mower can mulch the grass clippings. Mulching mowers are so much easier to use if you prefer not having to worry about dealing with grass clippings either scattered all over the lawn or in a bag.

The Greenworks corded lawn mower is very compact. You can fold the handlebars down over top of the mower which will save a lot of space when not in use or when storing over the winter months. This is definitely a good feature to have if your storage space is limited to begin with.

Since the Greenworks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Lawn Mower 25022 uses a cord you want to be very careful to avoid running over the cord. Since this is an electric mower it is probably best not to use the mower unless the grass is totally dry. You wouldn’t want to risk some kind of electric shock from using the mower on damp or wet grass. Cutting damp grass is also a hassle, which makes a mess and can clog up any mower, even a self propelled gas powered lawn mower.

Greenworks also has a great string trimmer that made it onto our top 5 Best Weed Eater list as well.

Greenwoks Corded Lawn Mower Pros and Cons

ProsCons
No gas or batteries to worry aboutNot good for large yards
Can be folded to save spacePower cord is not included
Mower is lightweight at only 56 lbsMower is not self propelled
Good for small or medium sized yardsUsing a corded mower could be a pain
Height can be adjusted in 7 positions

Sun Joe Electric Lawn Mower

The Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag is a great little mower, it is very lightweight weighing only 29lbs. Compare this to the weight of a traditional gas lawn mower which weigh significantly more, the lightweight of the Mow Joe makes it easier to work with and move around. Don’t let the lightweight fool you, it might be small but it is mighty. It has a strong 12 amp motor that can power through grass with ease, with 3 height adjustments and includes a 10.6 gallon grass collection bag.

Pick this mower if you have a small to medium size yard, prefer not to worry about gas and oil and want a lightweight mower.

Find another mower if you have a large yard or want the power of a gas lawn mower.

Overall the Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag is a great choice and easily makes our top 5 best corded electric lawn mower list.

Best Corded Electric Lawn Mower2018-05-03T00:24:05-04:00

Zinnia Flowers

Zinnia flowers are a summer flower favorite of mine, and possibly a lot of other peoples too. What’s not to love with the warm colors, the bright green foliage, and of course the versatility these plants have to offer.

They are annual plants that are as easy to grow as they are to care for. One of the best reasons to plant these flowers in your flower bed is for the variety of colors they grow in. You have your choice from red, yellow, pink, purple, yellow, white and more.

Zinnia Flower

Zinnia Flower

You can go with one color of Zinnias, if you have a color scheme going in your garden, or have a plethora of colors that will really liven up your summer garden.

Besides coming in a variety of colors, they also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some can grow as tall as 3 feet high, while the dwarf varieties can reach about 1 foot. The size of your plants could determine where you want to place them in the garden.

This plant grow very quickly once planted. So you really should plan out when you want this plant to germinate, because almost as soon as you plant it, it will be ready to grow.

When I’m planting my Zinnias, I usually dig a hole, or a few holes, in my garden and sprinkle in an ample amount of seeds. I water them regularly until the flowers begin to sprout.

Once they begin to grow, they do not need to be watered as regularly. They are pretty tolerant of heat. If you are in a drought for a long while, then you may want to water them.

Besides being great plants for edging, bordering a garden, and filling up an entire flower bed, Zinnias also make lovely fresh cut flowers.

When your flowers are fully grown, simply cut a few that you would like to take indoors. Mix up colors and have fun pairing them with some other great summer flowers like Baby’s Breath and Cosmos.

Water the cut flowers daily to enhance their life to the fullest. With proper care they will last at least a week or so. And with them growing right outside your door, you have a vase of fresh cut Zinnias all season long!

Zinnia Flowers2017-08-30T14:28:28-04:00

Yarrow Plant

Yarrow plant (Achillea) is a perennial flower that begins to bloom in the middle of summer. If taken care of properly, they will continue to grow until the end of summer. Don’t worry! They are easy to care for.

While planting Yarrow, be sure to space the plants about a foot apart. If you have well-drained soil then that is the best spot for them. Although they will grow in any type of soil, they seem to like well-drained soil best.

Yarrow Plant

Yarrow Plant

They are very tolerant in areas of drought or heat and like to be placed in a spot of full sun.

Once the Achillea begins to grow, you will see many tiny clusters of flowers. The flowers grow tightly clustered together and grow in many different warm summer shades.

You will begin to see colors of pink, red, white, yellow, orange and much more. When the plant is fully grown, the clusters of flowers look very flat at the top.

When this plant is full grown, it resembles a shrub. With all those flowers clustered together, you may think you are looking at a fancy shrub and not a garden perennial.

The size of these plants can range from very low ground coverings, to tall bountiful flowers that look lovely in the garden.

If you see plants beginning to die off before the end of summer, cut out the dead or brown pieces so new flowers can take its place.

The foliage that this plant grows is as lovely as the flowers. The leaves look like bright green feathers. Very fine and very delicate.

In climates with a warmer type of winter, the leaves will continue to stay a very pretty shade of green.

Every few years divide and replant the flowers you are digging up. Make sure you have a spot picked out before any replanting. You will want to transfer the plant as quickly as you can.

Yarrow Plant2018-03-14T01:31:24-04:00

Wormwood Plant

Wormwood plant (Artemisia) is a perennial shrub that grows in the summer months. While it has been known to grow from spring all the way to fall, it is primarily seen all throughout the summer season.

This shrub is mainly grown for its foliage. The foliage from this shrub is really lovely. The leaves have a frosty silver look. In certain times of day, the leaves really seem to sparkle and shine.

Wormwood Plant

Wormwood Plant

This plant can grow from 1 to 3 feet high. They can either grow to be a ground covering shrub or a taller shrub.

When certain parts of the plant look dead or faded, cut them off and the plant will grow new beautiful leaves again.

Artemisia is a very good shrub to grow in the summer. It is a very low maintenance plant. It can really flourish with little care.

In order to grow this plant, choose a spot that is in an area of full sun. If the spot has well drained soil then that is a plus. If the soil is not well drained, then add some mulch or sand into the hole you are planting the shrub in.

This will help your plant not to get root rot.

After you begin growing your plant, water it a few times a week and trim back dead plants when needed.

If you decide to divide and replant your plant, start in the springtime. Dig up plants you want to move, and quickly replant them in the new area. They will spread out and grow back each year.

Wormwood Plant2017-08-25T12:11:40-04:00