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August 18, 2009

3/8" X 50' Ocean Breeze Kit to cool the patio or garden


The heat has been blistering this summer and this misting system helps cool it off.

  • Significantly reduces the air temperature up to 20 degrees

  • Removes dust from air

  • Easy to install, attaches directly to hose of faucet

  • Enough line for 30'-40' cooling system (50' run)

At 3/8" X 50' Ocean Breeze Kit

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August 10, 2009

Orbit 62015 2-Dial Timer for ease of programming

41KoK58SXqL._SL500_AA280_.jpgI'm still hunting for the perfect timer. I just got this one from Orbit and in spite of the large page of programming instructions, this timer was easy to use. Just punch in time of day, and the time you wish the watering to start. Then set two dials for duration of watering and frequency. So far it has worked perfectly and is getting that hard to reach, neglected part of my garden!

At Orbit 62015 2-Dial Hose Faucet Control Timer

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August 6, 2009

Luster Leaf Soil Test Kit to assess mid year deficiencies

Soil testing is usually done at the beginning of the growing season or when a new garden is starting, but often soil amendments are depleted by the early growth. This soil testing kit can tell you what you need to add to maximize your garden's yield or to turn those yellowish leaves deep green.

  • Contains tests for ph, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium levels
  • Also has a chart of pH and NPK levels on over 100 plants
  • No experience is required to operate this kit is simple, fast, and accurate kit
  • Includes complete instructions for adjusting soil conditions

At Luster Leaf 1601 Rapitest Soil Test Kit

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August 4, 2009

Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler Keeps Your Lawn and Garden Safe

31NC1X108QL._SL500_AA280_.jpgThis is a great tool for protecting your yard and garden from wildlife and family pets. A motion activated sensor sprays water in the direction of the motion, scaring the animal. It will keep the cats from using the garden as a littler box, the dog from digging in the lawn, and the deer and raccoons from eating your flowers and vegetables.

At Contech Electronics CRO101 Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler

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July 24, 2009

Gilmour Innovative Sprayer 3 Gallon Capacity


I try not to use pesticides, but sometimes it's necessary and this sprayer is big enough to work on fruit trees as well as vegetables. You can also use it to foliar feed plants which gives fast results growth and bloom. It comes in smaller, easier to handle one and two gallon sizes.

  • Extra large locking pump handle with wand clip; quick turn for easy open and close
  • Innovative Design. Super efficient pump pressurizes faster; replaceable pump cup; built-in filter prevents clogging
  • Flip open/closed pressure safety valve; cap design safely releases pressure downward
  • Easy to read fill lines for accuracy
  • Heavy-duty 18 inch rotating brass wand with adjustable brass nozzle; wand storage clips.

At Gilmour Innovative Premium Sprayer 3 Gallon Capacity Black/White #XP30

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July 20, 2009

Audubon 4100 Mini Binoculars for Your Birdwatching Pleasure

These mid-price range binoculars are just right for birdwatching so you can get close up views of the animals and insects that are enjoying your garden and yard. They have a carrying case and are good for hiking also.

  • Precision ground lenses for good resolution and sharp overall image quality

  • Multi-coated lenses for increased light transmission and fine color

  • Extremely light-weight but with a rugged housing

  • Dual folding hinges for easy fold down and storage

At Audubon 4100 Mini Binoculars 7x18

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July 6, 2009

OXO Good Grips Outdoor Pour & Store Watering Can

The OXO GOOD GRIPS Outdoor Pour & Store Watering Can has a spout that rotates back toward the body which makes for easier filling and storing. Water levels in the clear spout line up with the measurement markings on the body for easy measuring and adding fertilizer. The non-slip handle allows for a comfortable, secure grip when carrying and pouring at all heights. The Can's 2 gallon capacity is ideal for outdoor use in your garden, patio garden, large containers . This is a good watering can and Oxo provides several different sizes for indoor as well as outdoor use.

At OXO Good Grips Outdoor Pour & Store Watering Can 2.11-gallon

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July 1, 2009

Gilmour 9400 Electronic 4 Cycle Water Timer is Easy to Use


The search for the perfect water timer is ongoing. This Gilmour Water Timer has been simplified for easy programming. It has four on/off watering cycles per day so your yard looks its best, even during hot summer months and the garden doesn't get over watered. The one-week clock repeats the cycle every seven days, or you can choose the skip function for watering every second or third day. There's also an option of manual or timed on/off, so you always control the watering amount and duration.

To help make programming even easier, the electronics are removable (just squeeze the side grips and pull), and the swivel nut allows for a quick connection to the faucet. Change your mind about the program you chose? Select the program override function to temporarily suspend watering. For added convenience, this Gilmour timer runs on four AA batteries (not included) and includes a low battery indicator when power is running low.

At Gilmour 9400 Electronic 4 Cycle Water Timer, Teal

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June 29, 2009

Esschert Design Stain Steel Shovel--A Trowel to Last Years


Stainless Steel Small Hand Shovel features a comfortable wooden handle and leather loop for hanging when not in use. Simple and durable, this is a tool you always need at hand.

At Esschert Design Stain Steel Shovel

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June 25, 2009

Fiskars Softtouch Pruning Snip Helps Shape Growth and Cut Deadheads

The softouch micro-tip pruning snip from Fiskars is designed to snip away delicate tips of flowers and foliage while giving you a comfortable grip and fit. The 1-1/2-inch blade is made of rust-resistant stainless steel and was designed for the precision trimming and shaping of flowers and small plants. It is great for pruning deadheads and growing shoots, is lightweight and easy to handle. The tool includes a limited lifetime warranty. The packaging includes some useful tips for proper floral pruning techniques.

At Fiskars 9921 Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snip

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