This tool made me love gardening

man using wheelbarrow for yard work
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Within a week of quarantine, I had already potted four bonsai trees. My indoor plant collection was growing. I needed something to give me perspective on time while following doctor’s orders to soak up vitamin D. I was ready to turn my indoor hobby into outdoor healing.

Switching to outdoor gardening wasn’t easy. I’m not one to seek out manual labor. Getting dirt under my fingernails and dripping in the sun has never really been my thing. So I started looking for tools to make working outdoors easier and more enjoyable. When I got the Easy Haul Flat Bed Cart and Wheelbarrow, my love for plants exploded. 

I began my hunt for wheels after being inspired by a host of gardening videos on YouTube. I needed a wheelbarrow to help carry all the things I’d bought. I checked out wagons, drooling over a Heavy-Duty Gorilla Cart, but my back hurt just thinking about using it. I needed something closer to the ground that I could access on my knees. 

The Easy Haul Flat Bed Cart was a perfect solution to help me keep my thumb green. It does require a bit of user-assembly. With just under 10 pieces that snap together, I was somewhat skeptical that it could live up to its 200-pound rating. I thought it would fall apart. I was so wrong.

The wheels are 13-inches and perfectly positioned to balance the flatbed. While loading trees onto the flatbed, one of my kids jumped on. The low profile didn’t catch on my lawn as I rolled effortlessly to the backyard. I was impressed.

After planting my trees, I ran back to the truck to load a few bags of black dirt. My lawn is soft from keeping it well watered and healthy, so I don’t drive vehicles on it. This makes redesigning the landscaping more difficult. This time, I brought out the Easy Haul Wheelbarrow.

I didn’t think this wheelbarrow would hold all 16 yards of dirt I needed to haul. However, even with its snap-together design, the barrow is surprisingly sturdy. It carried all those bags of dirt with ease.

The 13-inch wheels provide great clearance for the four cubic foot bed. Additionally, it’s incredibly easy to maneuver. It felt like there were shock absorbers because of how smoothly it glided into my backyard. 

After two trips, I grabbed some lemonade and had my eight and nine-year-olds haul the dirt. I wasn’t afraid they’d lose control with the Easy Haul like they might with a single-wheeled metal wheelbarrow.

The Easy Haul wheelbarrow and flatbed transitioned an indoor mental health experiment to an outdoor lifestyle. Often, the first step in building a healthy habit is the hardest. 

For me, Easy Haul made that step, and the ones that are coming after, easy and enjoyable. The $200 investment for both the wheelbarrow and flatbed didn’t break my bank and was an easy investment to a better lifestyle. 

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