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The officlal start of summer is still two weeks away, so it's not too late to get your green spaces ready for barbecues, gardening and just looking pretty. If that part of your home isn't quite looking up to snuff just yet, you're in luck: Amazon's got a ton of Sun Joe tools for the job at unbeatable prices.
From garden tillers to shrubbers, they have everything you need to make the most of your outdoor space this spring and summer, with some items up to 35 percent off.
Time to get that backyard summer-ready in three, two, one, go!
Sun Joe 24-Volt Cordless Handheld Shrubber
Great for hedges and topiaries, this Sun Joe cordless shrubber can help keep up that curb appeal this summer. It's lightweight, but it has the power you expect from a heavy-duty hedge trimmer, and twigs and branches are no match for the steel blades. With more than 6,000 five-star reviews, you know it's a tool you can count on.
"As a senior citizen and recently widowed, having yard tools I can manage and that WORK is so important and makes it possible to keep the yard looking its best," wrote a satisfied customer. "The Sun Joe helped me buzz through my entire row of boxwoods and it was easy to maintain the shape and evenness I like. Then I attacked a huge vine that grows on one side of the house – I wanted to trim everything! "
If you have a small lawn and don't want to commit to a big mower, this Sun Joe 48V mower is the one you want. It's battery-operated and gives you up to 25 minutes of rechargeable runtime. But you should be able to cut your whole lawn in one pass thanks to the mower's durable steel blade. Reviewers can't stop raving about it.
"Super easy start...mowed one strip just to see how it mowed," wrote one happy mower. "[I] ended up mowing the entire yard because it was so easy and fun!! Visited with a young man on bicycle who said he loved my mower, while I was mowing!!"
Planning on planting some shrubs? This tiller makes short work of weeds, using six blades to expertly till the soil that you otherwise would've spent hours digging. And It's electric and cordless, so you don't have to deal with a short cable, strange smoke, spark plugs and more. The handle even folds up for easy storage.
"For cultivating it is maneuverable, lightweight ,powerful, very effective, efficient, and the tines are easily removed on the rare occasion it clogs," a shopper reported. "As a tiller, I used it to till for the first time a 15' by 6' area that was bare but hardpan dirt. It chewed through it within 10 minutes to a depth of 6 " after I had already spent 30 minutes cultivating tough weeds in my flower beds. It still had plenty of charge left to do more, but I had run out of work to do at that point."
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The operator of South Australia's Tesla big battery has been fined $900,000 after a software glitch left it unable to help stabilise the grid.Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) was ordered on Tuesday to pay the penalty after being taken to the Federal Court by the Australian Energy Regulator.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for a second referendum to be held on Scottish independence in October next year, vowing to take legal action to ensure a vote if the United Kingdom government tries to block it.Sturgeon said the Scottish government, which is led by her pro-independence Scottish National Party, would publish a referendum bill later, outlining plans for the secession vote to take place on October 19, 2023.
China has slashed the quarantine time for inbound travellers by half in a major easing of one of the world's strictest COVID-19 curbs, which have deterred travel in and out of the country since 2020.Quarantine at centralised facilities has been cut to seven days from 14, and subsequent at-home health monitoring has been reduced to three days from seven, the National Health Commission said in a statement.
G7 leaders have urged China to uphold the principle of peaceful settlement of disputes by pressing Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine and dropping its "expansive maritime claims" in the South China Sea.China should pressure Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine immediately and without conditions, the G7 said, pointing to an International Court of Justice ruling that Moscow suspend its military operation, and related UN General Assembly resolutions.
Five-time world champion Carissa Moore has booked her spot in the World Surf League finals with a heroic win in Brazil to further extend her lead in the rankings over Australian Stephanie Gilmore.Moore left it late to edge France's Johanne Defay in the final near Rio de Janeiro, marking the 25th tour victory of her career.
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Confirmed cases of monkeypox in Nigeria could reach their highest level in five years if the current trend of infections is maintained, the head of the country's centre for disease control says.Nigeria is one of the countries in Africa where monkeypox is endemic.
Thousands of religious scholars and ethnic leaders from across Afghanistan will gather this week to discuss key issues for the first time since the Taliban took power last year, as the group faced calls to ensure the meeting included women."Very soon a great gathering will be held in Kabul," Taliban administration spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, adding that religious scholars and ethnic leaders from all provinces would participate in the meeting which clerics had called for.