“If you’ve got little tiny seedlings just popping out of the ground, put it on mist and it comes out as a very fine mist. It doesn’t blow the seedlings over,” he says. “If you want to clean off the driveway, it’s got that possibility” — the jet setting gives you a high-pressure flow to scrub away grime.
The three-foot-long wand is also good for reaching high up into hanging baskets. a stool for work that needs to be done at a sitting height.
“It folds up and goes into the garden shed very nicely,” says Cline. “For an older gardener, this is a really good thing.” ROOT FEEDER
“Trees need a lot of water and they need it down at the roots,” says Cline. But quite often, water evaporates before it trickles down deep into the earth. This can be especially tough on conifers — spruces and pines — which Cline says go through a tremendous amount of water.
“It’s summertime, 30 degrees outside, they need a bunch of water to cool themselves off, and they don’t get any”, he says.
The root feeder, attached to the garden hose, acts like a syringe to bring muchneeded moisture down several feet into the ground. Gardeners can also add fertilizer pellets into the feeder so that they dissolve and get distributed with the water.
A lot of people think conifers are maintenance-free, says Cline, but that’s not true. “We had spruce around the house and they did so much better when we watered them.”