Looks like a cheap kid-sized tennis racket, but brother, this ain't for the kids. It's actually a fine way for adults to work on their upper-body strength and kill bugs at the same time. 18" long, with a 6" wide paddle lined with metal grid. A coil in the handle sends high voltage through the paddle when a button is pushed, hit a bug with it and the bug will bug you no more. We've seen these in other catalogs for about twice the price, so buy it from us. 2 AA batteries, not included.
Introduce your house plants to the Book of Ecclesiastes and let them turn toward the window all by themselves so they get photosynthesized on all sides. This motorized turntable measures 10-3/4" dia x 2-1/8" tall and turns on a dozen internal ball-bearings so slowly you might not even notice. But trust us, it's turning. You set it for (1) or (2) revolutions per week and add (3) C-cell batteries for power. Will hold up to 40 lbs. Now go find some sun.
Looks like a mini version of an old street lamp, but it's solar powered with rechargeable batteries, and it makes a lovely accent light in the garden. It's also a killing machine, using that solar power to zap the bugs that are heading for your neck. Measures 6" across x 8" tall (14" tall mounted) in black plastic and can be hung or mounted on the included 3-piece stake.
This solar-cell, sonic Rodent Repeller™ has a 2-1/2" dia x 15/16" head with a solar cell that charges a "AAA" battery. Emits a 400Hz square wave that the manufacturer claims will vex gophers, moles, shrews and voles, which are similar to field mice in this country. The whole shebang is mounted to a 9" plastic stake which, when pounded into the lawn, is water- and lawnmower-proof with a sealed main power switch.
Get one before the flood-a 10" tall clear plastic rain gauge to hang on a wall (with 1/4" mounting holes, you supply the screws) or stick in the lawn on its stake-like bottom. Graduated up to 5" of rain in 0.1" increments, or 123mm in 2mm increments.
This handy little gray plastic bug zapper, shaped like a lantern, is powered by an internal battery that's rechargeable via a USB charging cable. Stands 11-1/2" tall x 6" wide x 1/2" thick and will stand on a 2-1/4" wide base or hang from a 3/16" loop on the top. Has (4) insect attracting UV LEDs above the deadly lattice-work center.
Grow a beautiful garden full of plants that love your soil! It's easy if you know your soil's pH, and we have a gauge to help you! Stick the probe into moist soil for the pH to register in a separate 4" x 2" x 1" gauge box on the end of a 26 inch cord. That lets you read the gauge without having to lay on the bug and worm covered ground to see it! A needle indicates the pH on a scale of 3.5-9, and you get a list of which plants like which pH levels.
This watering can isn't a can, but a cream-colored terra cotta (feels like slipware) watering pot, with a fruit motif painted on one side. Measures 7-1/2" tall x 6-1/2" dia with a handle and a 4" spout. Home potters could probably glaze this, but it holds water as is.
Unique? Tough claim, but this is a very nice version of our favorite (and ubiquitous) bird feeder, the clear plastic tube, but with a pull-out plug for use with sunflower seeds. (“Leave in for thistle,” it says.) Measures approx 18” long x 2-3/4” dia with perches and a hanger up top. Made to attract finches, chickadees and siskins, among others.
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