Landscaping for the Lazy
Maintaining your garden and property doesn’t have to be grueling work. If you have the right tools, it can be downright easy. Check our list of gardening gadgets and tools that will let you be a little bit lazy.
Smart Sprinkler Controller
With the Orbit 57950 B-hyve sprinkler controller you never have to worry about forgetting to water the lawn and garden. After easy installation, you can control your sprinklers via an app on your device. Program a timer, or let the weather-based software help you build a schedule. It's one less landscaping chore you have to do. Available on Amazon; $92.89.
This Japanese weeding and digging knife, a Hori Hori, has a durable stainless steel blade with a wooden handle. It’s multi-use, with a concave blade for digging, a beveled sharp edge for slicing, and a serrated opposite edge for cutting. Inch markings along the blade provide guidance for accurate depth for plants and bulbs. Rated #1 in many gardening publications, it's a favorite tool for its effectiveness and ease of use. Available on Amazon; $22.62.
Plant Auger Drill Attachment
Planting is a quick and easy process with this power planter bulb and bedding plant auger. It fits onto any 3/8 inch drill, and drills holes in any type of soil. Say so long to the back-breaking work of digging. Available on Amazon; $27.50.
Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket
The Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket will make gardening easier and more comfortable by allowing you to do work from a sitting position with your tools close at hand. It’s valuable for lots of other household chores as well, like washing the car, painting baseboards, and more. Available from Gardener’s Supply Company; $99.95.
Seed and Plant Spacing Ruler
Take the guesswork out of planting with the Intervale Seed Spacing Ruler. Add this tool to your gardening bag, and you can plant seeds at a precise depth, with precise spacing, with confidence. Already labeled for the most common vegetable varieties, it also includes a dibbler for accurate planting depth. Available from Gardener's Supply Company; $19.95.
The Green Mount Watering Wand makes all of your plants within reach. This 24” sprayer wand with a stainless steel head is perfect for hanging baskets, plants, flowers, and shrubs. It’s made with aluminum, which makes it both lightweight and durable. Available on Amazon; $24.99.
VELCRO Plant Ties
These adjustable and reusable plant ties from VELCRO keep flowers and plants staked, supported, and securely bundled together, so flowers can flourish, and your garden can grow. The strong, yet gentle, material holds up the plants without damaging the stems, plus it’s easy for you to manipulate and tie. Available on Amazon; $5.70.
Jobe’s Organic All-Purpose Plant Food Fertilizer Spikes
Jobe’s Organic All-Purpose Plant Food Fertilizer Spikes are an environmentally friendly option for feeding your plants. Specially formulated as all-purpose, they help build a nourishing environment right at the roots. Easy to use, now you don’t have to remember to fertilize. Available at The Home Depot; $3.98.
The Fiskars 4-Claw Weeder is an herbicide-free way to rid your property of dandelions, thistles, and other invasive weeds. Its 34-inch length reduces the need for bending, saving your back and your knees. Available at The Home Depot $36.42.
5-in-1 Garden Multi-Tool
You can tackle most every essential landscaping job with this 5-in-1 Garden Multi-Tool from Yard-X. Perform the actions of a hoe, rake, fork, scraper, and hook. The hardened steel head is rust-resistant, lightweight, and durable. Available on The Grommet; $59.95.
Get the Right Gear
The right tools make any job easier, especially for gardening.
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!