Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES -

“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.”

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