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Mowing a Lawn with a Laser

Mowing a Lawn with a Laser

There are a number of robotic lawnmowers on the market, but rctestflight wanted something more modern than spinning blades to cut his grass. So he set out to build a lawnmower robot with a 40-watt cutting laser in place of a blade. It works quite slowly though, and his drone motor lawnmower seems more effective.

The Woodsman Garden Tool

The Woodsman Garden Tool
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Wilson and Ben from Rebel Garden Tools create “bad-ass tools for farmers, foragers, and landscapers.” The Woodsman combines a fire rake, a heavy-duty rake, a wide hoe, and a narrow hoe. It can clear vines, bushes, and invasive plants and can also help fight wildfires. It has an AR-400 steel head and a handmade wood handle.

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Hori Hori Garden Tool + Knife

Hori Hori Garden Tool + Knife
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This handcrafted tool from WicksForge is a versatile addition to your garden toolbox. Forged from a single piece of stainless steel, its curved and pointed blade digs dirt easily and is sturdy enough to be hit with a hammer. It can loosen wedged rocks, and its serrated edge slices through weeds. Its handle comes wrapped in paracord.

Fiskars Machete Axe

Fiskars Machete Axe
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This versatile garden tool combines the benefits of a machete and an axe, easily clearing thick brush and vegetation. Its curved blade is great for getting rid of vines and skinny branches, while its hatchet head is ideal for chopping thicker ones. Its 18″ blade is fitted with an ergonomic handle and includes a nylon sheath.

Hori Hori Ultimate Garden Tool

Hori Hori Ultimate Garden Tool
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This versatile bladed tool from Barebones Living combines several useful functions for gardening and camping. It has both straight and serrated edges for cutting, a twine cutter, and bottle opener. It also digs holes and has 1″ markings on the blade for measuring hole depth. Made from stainless steel with a walnut handle.

WORX Aerocart

WORX Aerocart

A wheelbarrow is an essential tool for yard work and gardening but can be a pain to wheel around and can accidentally tip when loaded. WORX reinvented the wheelbarrow by equipping it with two front wheels instead of one. It rides on flat-free tires and works as a yard cart, a dolly, a rock and plant mover, and more.

Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw

Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw
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This alligator-jawed power garden tool makes quick work of cutting branches and logs, while minimizing the safety risks of working with a chainsaw. The LP1000 is a 4.5-amp corded version, while the LLP120 is a cordless version that runs on a 20V MAX rechargeable battery. Both can saw through branches up to 4″ in diameter.

Bibury Garden Multitool

Bibury Garden Multitool
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Bibury’s folding pruning shears have three additional functions in their handles: a wood saw, a bark shovel, and a knife. The tool blades are made from 420 stainless steel for long life, and its textured handles provide grip. They also have a fold-out hook blade for hanging them from a belt loop or bag with a carabiner or paracord.

THRiVE Kitchen Composter

THRiVE Kitchen Composter

This countertop machine quickly turns food waste that would have gone into the trash into compost you can use in the garden. Its electric motor helps break down foods into a nutrient-dense fertilizer in as little as 2.5 hours. Just dump in your leftovers after dinner, and use them to feed your plants the next morning.

AquaShield 2.0 Smart Hydroponics + Aquaponics System

AquaShield 2.0 Smart Hydroponics + Aquaponics System
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This control system helps improve the quality and consistency of indoor and greenhouse gardens. Its sensors track critical environmental data like temperature, humidity, PH, and more. It can use that data to trigger grow lights, pumps, valves, and other components, for a fully-automated grow operation.

Victorinox RangerGrip 71 Gardener Multitool

Victorinox RangerGrip 71 Gardener Multitool
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Spring is upon us, so it’s time to get out into the yard and tidy things up. This compact multitool includes a wood saw for trimming branches and heavy-duty scissors for pruning and other cutting tasks. But it’s not just for gardening, with everyday tools like a pocket knife, corkscrew, tweezers, and a toothpick.

Restoring a Rusty Mower

Restoring a Rusty Mower

Restoration Station got his hands on a beat-up old push reel mower his father found and went through painstaking efforts to remove all of the rust and detritus to make it look as good as new. He says this was one of the more difficult projects he’s worked on due to the blade assembly being a challenge to work with.

Succulent Plant Multi-packs

Succulent Plant Multi-packs
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Green thumb or no, you should have no trouble keeping these little indoor plants alive and happy in your home or office. These grower’s choice plant sets from Costa Farms include an assortment of succulents, each in a 2″ pot and ready to flourish with a little sunlight and water when their soil is dry.

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Naughty Gnomes

Naughty Gnomes
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These tiny garden gnomes will help protect your potted plants through the power of their rude behavior. They look cute enough, but on further examination, one of them is mooning us, another is flipping the bird, the third guy is just a pothead, and well, the fourth gnome has his junk in his hands.

Bibury Garden Multitool

Bibury Garden Multitool
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This unique multitool is designed for making life in the garden easier. Its main tool is a pair of stainless steel pruning shears, complemented three other useful tools: a utility knife, a wood saw, and a bark remover. The shears fold inside so you can carry it like a pocket knife. Cuts twigs up to 0.25″ thick.

iRobot Terra Robot Mower

iRobot Terra Robot Mower

With the Terra robot mower, iRobot aims to do for mowing lawns what its Roomba did for vacuuming homes. It uses standalone beacons and smart mapping technology to efficiently mow without the need for boundary wires or digging. It will be available in the USA soon.

Bye Bye Bushes

Bye Bye Bushes

If you’ve ever tried to cut down a bush by hand, you know how time consuming the task can be. Pesky shrubberies are no match for this Fecon Bull Hog mulching attachment, which can shred an entire bush to the ground in seconds. Oh, and they can help with those tree stumps too.

LEGO Plant Harvester

LEGO Plant Harvester

When The Brick Wall’s mom requested that he pick some fresh fruits and veggies from their backyard, he set about it the only way a LEGO fanatic knows how – by building a Technic machine to do the work for him. The harvester can pluck, pick, and cut stalks.

Bee Hotel

Bee Hotel
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Etsy shop Dilnahammer makes ready-to-mount wooden homes for birds and other animals. One of the shop’s most popular products are honeycomb cell “hotels” for bees, ladybugs and other small insects. They come in different combinations and colors.

Tertill Robotic Weed Whacker

Tertill Robotic Weed Whacker

Roomba co-creator Joe Jones is working on a Roomba for gardens. Tertill uses a nylon string to cut down anything that’s under an inch. It comes with collars that protect growing plants from the robot’s wrath. It can be charged via its built-in solar panel or its micro USB port.

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Shiitake Mushroom Log

Shiitake Mushroom Log
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This cool mushroom log is excellent for a foodie or gardener. Each hand-cut piece is filled with spores that’ll sprout multiple crops of organic shiitake mushrooms, indoors or out. Just soak it to start the process, and watch shiitake happen.

GardeNinja

GardeNinja

This ingenious multi-tool for the garden solves the problem of lost tools, and saves money by combining garden shears, a spade, knife, saw, rake and weeder in one. It’s even got a bottle opener for when it’s Miller Time.

Wingman Hovercraft Hauler

Wingman Hovercraft Hauler

A dramatic upgrade to the eons-old wheelbarrow, this fan-based device will let you carry heavy loads up to 350 pounds and turn on a dime while minimizing tip-over risk. We wish it came with that Robocop looking dude too.

Lawnmowing Made Easy

Lawnmowing Made Easy

If you dislike yard work or just have a big lawn and some extra rope you can give this idea from YouTuber 99bbtom a try. Not exactly foolproof but wouldn’t cleaning up a few corners after your lawnmower does most of the work be sweet?

Core Glow Gravel

Core Glow Gravel
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These photoluminescent rocks are made from a durable plastic material that can be set into paths or scattered with regular stones to guide your way at night. Glows 10 to 12 hours on just 20 minutes of daylight. Also available in glass.

Self-Watering Planter

Self-Watering Planter
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A practical pot that makes having plants indoors a lot easier. Joey Roth’s Planter is made from porous earthenware; simply place water in the cylinder and let your plant do the rest.

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