LAWN CARTS Light-duty lawn carts have a “V” or hopper shaped bottom and can be used for bulky materials such as tools or shrubs as well as seed fertilizer, etc. These metal and plastic carts are manufactured in 3 and 4 cu. ft. capacities and will tip flush to the ground for emptying. Increased gardening […]READ MORE
The backyard has turned into American homeowners’newest showcase. People are building huge decks and patios and adding a decorator’s touch to the landscaping. Benches, trellises, sundials, birdbaths and lawn art are used to supplement the flowers and plants, as the backyard beautification trend picks up steam. For many people, the backyard is their retreat from the hectic pace of everyday life.
Mulch is now viewed as both a decorative and functional product, with a wide variety of options now available for homeowners looking to make statement with their landscaping.
While lawn maintenance is often viewed as a chore, gardening has long been one of the most popular hobbies in America. In addition to an interest in European-style gardening, more people are taking part in organic gardening, growing herb gardens, composting and augmenting their landscaping with water ponds.
How pesticides are applied does make a difference in effective results, for greatest safety and economy. Pesticides must be used as directed. Chemicals should always be measured carefully and never used on a windy day when wind “drift” could carry the chemical into areas where it may cause damage. The proper applicator permits the user […]READ MORE
FLOWER BORDERS Flower borders are made of galvanized or vinyl-coated metal to stop rust and eliminate sharp ends. Available in 6″, 12″ and 18″ heights. GRASS EDGING Grass edging is embedded close to the ground to separate flower beds from lawn areas, keeping grass roots from spreading where they are not wanted. Edging is usually […]READ MORE
WATERING Over-watering is the greatest cause of plant problems. Too much water literally drowns the roots by closing off the oxygen supply in the soil. First sign of trouble is yellowing of the lower leaves. A simple way to find out if a plant needs watering is to poke a finger about an inch into […]READ MORE
HOSE Garden hose is a staple item. The gallons of water a hose will carry is determined by three factors-size, length and available water pressure. Most manufacturers have charts giving this information. The inside diameter of the hose determines its efficiency. Low-priced, promotional hoses, usually 1/2″ diameter, deliver 9 gal. per minute (gpm), and higher […]READ MORE
General house and garden gloves are cotton or cotton combined with another material – vinyl-coated or plastic-impregnated cotton, cotton backs with plastic ribbed or leather palms, unlined, with cotton flannel or wool lining, etc. Weight and firmness of material give some indication of how hard the gloves will wear; plastic coating indicates that the gloves […]READ MORE
PLUNGER DUSTERS Plunger dusters range from 1/4-1/2 lb. capacity for home use and up to 3 lbs. for commercial jobs. Like intermittent hand sprayers, a hand-operated air pump discharges only on the forward stroke of the plunger. The volume of dust discharged and range of carry are controlled by size of pump and speed of […]READ MORE
SHOVELS Shovels are classified by construction, by point description or by handle length. The five kinds of construction are: Solid-shank blade and socket – hot rolled from one piece of metal with solid steel section at base of socket. Plain back (strap socket) – hot formed with two straps holding handle to back by welding. Closed back – […]READ MORE
GRASS SHEARS Three widely used cutting actions for grass shears are draw cut, scissor action and leverage-assisted action. Draw-cut trimmers have a stationary lower blade and moving upper blade, operated by an up-and-down squeeze on the handle. Blades are tempered, hollow-ground steel to hold cutting edge. Draw-cut trimmers are usually considered better quality and have […]READ MORE
RAKES Most rakes have an overall length of 5′ or 6′ but that is where their similarities end. There are several types, each for a specific function. Garden Rakes are used to break up and smooth soil after it has been spaded and cultivated. They have sharp, curved teeth of high-carbon steel to pulverize dirt clods, […]READ MORE