In our day and age, everyone looks things up online. You cannot simply go without reading a review of a product and trying to grasp whether it is good enough for your current situation or whether you need to look further to find what you want.
With gardening and gardening products, whether seeds or tools, the story is much the similar. There are reviews which are fair and accurate, as well as reviews which you should stay away from. Not all reviews are equal and here is how to spot the faulty or fake ones.
Review Versus Advertisement
If a review is far to positive and fails to mention the negative sides of a product, then you can very likely consider it to be an advertisement. Products are always faulty to a degree. Something is wrong with them, whether potential lifespan or price, or even faulty materials and them failing to meet the purpose they were meant to meet. Always compare reviews to see whether a certain review is “far too positive”.
Comparing Reviews – Doing Research
Never trust a single review for a product. Look up multiple reviews to see whether they reach a similar conclusion. Some people might notice more faults with a product while others might notice more good things about it. Whichever the case might be, find at least 3 or 4 reviews and try to get a complete picture from different opinions.
Also, take note of various user reviews which comment on the slow delivery of a service, which is what you can often find on Amazon, for example. These reviews have nothing to do with a product but are for some reason counted toward the product’s average score.
Find Reputable Gardening Sites – Like With Any Other Product
With gardening and other types of activities, there are always outlets or companies which are dedicated to reviewing the products meant for such an activity. As there are plenty of tech sites, some more reputable than others, reviewing tech products, so you can find sites which do reviews of gardening products. Also check out Reddit, as there are plenty of subreddits out there and there certainly is one dedicated to gardening.
Check with Peers And Local Experts
Check a product out with some of your more experienced peers, as well as local experts if any are available nearby. The more you know, the better it will be. You can compare an opinion to the reviews and see whether the reviews are valid. It is worth noting that the local experts and peers might not have first hand experience with a product, so have that in mind before you take their opinion as true.
As with any review, you should double check and look for others before you reach a conclusion and purchase a product. No product is worth your money if you have no idea what to expect from it. Do your research and do it extensively. You will thank yourself later.