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2008 Best of the Must-Haves List
|Atlas® Nitrile Touch™ Gloves|
To sum it up, every tester on the jg team was amazed at how tough these lightweight, tactile and long-wearing Atlas Gloves are. Very comfortable, highly durable with plenty of feel…a lot of glove for not a lot of money!
Available at independent garden centers nationwide… Read More
The perfect tool to turn compost or scoop up mulch and so much more, without the concern of rusting or the high cost of stainless steel. It’s a lightweight, colorful, all-weather fork that’s always standing by.
|Ames® True Temper 7 in 1 Planter’s Buddy™|
Making a great tool even better always gets our attention and this is one of the best examples we’ve seen. So many functions from this sturdy and handy tool, you’ll want to have it with you every time you head into the garden. Available at garden centers nationwide Click Here or… Read More
|Rain Bird® ET Manager™|
Finally, a device that prevents those embarrassing and wasteful times of irrigating when it’s not needed. The ET Manager uses real time weather data to override irrigation cycles when watering simply isn’t necessary, saving a precious resource and many dollars.
One of the best eco-friendly resources we’ve seen so far for the garden. Plastic pots are rarely recycled and use a lot of valuable resources. CowPots are a great alternative by allowing plants AND pot to go straight into the ground. As the CowPots break down, the manure from which they are made, feeds the plant and the soil. Visit www.cowpots.com or… Read More
As container gardening continues to soar in popularity, so does the need for weighty and expensive potting soil. These inserts are a clever and simple way to “lighten the load” and stretch those dollars, over and over again! Visit www.ups-a-daisy.com or… Read More
“Spear-it” tools include something none of the others have. And it makes our gardening or landscaping projects safer and easier while saving time…and our backs! These tools literally ‘stand-up’ to the task. Visit http://www.actiontools.ca or… Read More
|Black & Decker® Rechargeable Tools|
Black & Decker’s line of rechargeable tools for the yard and garden allow just about any project to be completed without ever having to reach for a gas can. Quiet andefficient, these tools are handy, functional and eco-friendly too.
|Folding Kneeling Bench|
This is one handy device for taking a load off your back and knees. It folds down easily and neatly into a compact size, yet sturdy enough for even the brawniest weekend warrior. Call 1.800.594.4000 to order or… Read More
Not just a watering can…a watering system! Enki uses patented technology to super oxygenate water resulting in more blooms and fruit, brighter foliage and faster growth, all without the use of chemicals. Visit www.myenki.com or… Read More
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