It’s Water a Flower Day!

watering flowers

I was walking our dog, Archibald Cortez, this morning and, of course, the neighborhood ladies were out in force, speed walking and jogging on the paseos. At one point, when AC paused, having found some territory to mark, I spotted a woman, who was speed-pushing a stroller and sipping on a water bottle,  stop and pour some water on a lone flower that was residing away from the others. She saw me looking and smiled.

“Happy Water a Flower Day!” she said brightly. I think I muttered, “Yeah, you too,” and she was off.

I thought she was just joking around, but after I got home I Googled it and, sure enough, today is Water a Flower Day (it’s also National Mint Julep Day. Mint juleps were selling for $1,000 apiece at the Kentucky Derby on May 3, but I opted instead for National Have A Coke Day on May 8 ’cause Circle K sells the 44-oz-ers for 89 cents… yeah, I’m that cheap).

We live in the high desert area, so summers are brutal on our flowers and we have to be extra-vigilant keeping them hydrated. And, unfortunately, summer came early this year, so it’s off to Harbor Freight to pick up a few items to help us out:

 

The seeper hose can be one of your best friends in the garden. It’s the ideal way to irrigate. It kind of reminds me of a battery float charger. The One Stop Gardens 50 Ft. 3/4″ Flat Seeper Soaker Hose lays flat on the the ground and “weeps” water for maximum irrigation by soaking the roots directly, so it won’t damage plants. Designed with a heavy-duty woven nylon sleeve for ultimate durability, this tough “trickler” features a standard 3/4″ thread that attaches to most outdoor faucet connections. It’s especially a great asset if you live in an area with tight water restrictions. Harbor Freight price, just $9.99!

For potted plants and other areas where the seeper soaker doesn’t help, one of those nozzle things is really handy. Harbor Freight’s got a number of them, but for now, let me talk about three of them:

One Stop Gardens has an extremely versatile Six Pattern Trigger Spray Nozzle that will pretty much cover all your lawn & garden watering applications– and more! Clean your car, water your plants or give your pets a bath with this all-purpose water trigger (Archibald Cortez sure digs it… OK, he tolerates it). The spray nozzle features jet, flat spray, shower, angle spray, mist and soaker patterns to handle a wide range of watering, washing and cleaning jobs. The nozzle is constructed of durable zinc and polypropylene and will deliver many-a-summer of service. Now just $4.99.

One Stop Gardens Super Deluxe Hoze NozzleA whole different approach to aquatic distribution is the One Stop Gardens Super Deluxe Hose Nozzle, a testosterone-injected weapon of mass-hydration. It lets you easily adjust the right amount of pressure and spray needed for whatever task you’ve got in front of you, be it the rose garden or the rain gutters. The nozzle fits any garden-variety garden hose and adjusts from a powerful jet stream to blast away dirt and debris, to a soft, cascading spray for watering your plants. Made of solid brass, this hose nozzle won’t break and features a rubberized coating that won’t scratch the car if you’re using it to wash it. A real deal at $7.99!

brass nozzleIt might be a little Old School, but you can’t take away the coolness of the classic Brass Garden Hose Nozzle. This 4″  brass nozzle fits any standard garden hose to make watering the flowers or hosing down rugrats easier than ever! With just a subtle twist, you can change the spray patterns from a powerful stream to a soft mist for watering flowers and plants. A great addition to the garden at just $2.99!

faucet expander

I know what you’re thinking. All this flower watering, but only one spicket, right? Well, Harbor Freight’s got you covered there as well. Check out the One Stop Gardens 4-in-1 Brass Faucet Expander, a nifty four-way faucet splitter that allows you to connect four hoses to one faucet. Made of tough, durable brass, the faucet expander comes with a nice, big grip to attach to the faucet and features individual stainless steel valves for each hose that can be controlled independently! Only $9.99.

These and other really helpful garden tools and accessories can be found your local Harbor Freight Tools, and at www.harborfreight.com. And don’t forget your 20% Off Coupon for even greater savings!

In the meantime, take some time and stroll the neighborhood; chances are you’ll spot a lone flower looking for a little water and some love.

Lonely-Flower

Light Up for Earth Day

Greetings, Earth people. As I’m sure you’ve gathered from reminders ad nauseum, it’s Earth Day. It’s enough to make you miss those posture-oppressing Earth Shoes and splashing on some Coty Wild Musk. Let’s just be thankful there isn’t a steady stream of Earth Day carols (This Land Is Your Land… I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing… Also Sprach Zarathustra…) saturating the airwaves. But, in the spirit of Earth Day, I want to tell you about this nifty gizmo available at Harbor Freight, that will make the Earth, your inner-hippie, and your HOA much happier.

Self-Igniting Propane Torch

For surgical, non-chemical obliteration of noxious weeds, I submit to you the Harbor Freight Propane Torch With Push Button Igniter, SKU #91037. Propane is nature’s own weed killer and this self-igniting torch is perfect for decimating an entire alien race. Outfitted with a long 6-ft, 8-in. hose (350 PSI) and a wand finished with a flow valve and turbo-blast trigger, this is all you need to burn weeds and stumps, soften asphalt and melt ice. The intensity of the flame is such that a couple of passes over weeds leaves little surface debris, and looks almost “swept” clean. It’s also a great tool for spot-edging in the garden, preheating metal for welding, melting aluminum, taking out killer bee nests and fire ant hills, and starting the BBQ, smoker or campfire,  The torch is fitted with a Piezo electric ignition for safe, matchless starts, and comes with two open-end wrenches for easy hook up to a standard-size propane tank. At only $29.99, this multipurpose wonder is a great deal! Check out the customer reviews and you’ll see I’m not just blowing smoke up your terra firma.

Propane Torch

If the turbo-blast component or self-igniting feature (not to mention the additional ten bucks) seem like more than you need, consider Harbor Freight’s other Propane Torch, SKU #91033, selling for $19.99. As with the other torch, this baby burns weeds, melts snow & ice, removes paint from non-flammable surfaces and more! Again, no need to use chemicals or back-breaking shoveling and pulling– and the weeds won’t grow back. Generating temperatures over 3,000 degrees F, this a great propane torch for jobs around the home that require a small, powerful flame. Go from pouring the coals to meat on the grill in less than 5 minutes–no paper or lighter fluid or nursing a fire to life! Remove vinyl flooring, trim the edges of your putting green, shrink wrap your boat, improvise a steel forge with it, use it on a metal spinner,  incinerate brush and more.

Either product will thrill your green thumb and/or inner-kid to no end, and will pay for itself in no time! In fact, you’ll have no problem recruiting friends to come help you save the planet. Don’t forget to clip your Harbor Freight 20% Off coupon before making your purchase!

Here Comes Honey Chip Chip

Now that fall is here and winter in the not-too-distant future, death is all around us: dead leaves, dead branches, and all other sorts of recently-deceased debris– a virtual backyard apocalypse. Make disposing the remains easy on yourself with a powerful chipper/shredder or leaf eater/shredder from Harbor Freight. Choose from these high-performance models:

Quickly reduce piles of leaves and small branches into useful mulch. Mulch is a standard form of winter protection for many shallow-rooted plant, acting as insulation for the soil and plant roots. This powerful 14 amp electric chipper-shredder can handle limbs up to 1-1/2″ in diameter and its rugged polypropylene hopper won’t rust or dent. Also, it maneuvers easily through the yard on smooth-rolling 6″ wheels.

 

This gas-powered dynamo is an essential tool for landscapers or anyone cleaning up their yard. The chipper-shredder handles limbs up to 1-1/4″ thick and features a four-chipper-blade design to quickly turn limbs, twigs and small branches into mulch, perfect for flower beds and vegetable gardens. Easy on gas, tough on branches, this little chipper eats brush like it’s nothing.

 

The Godzilla of the group! Easily decimate tree branches, leaves and vines with this wide-mouthed, 11 horsepower gas-powered chipper-shredder. The wood chipper chute handles branches and vines up to 2-7/8″ in diameter while the leaf-hopper shreds leaves and grass clippings up to 3/8″ in diameter. This dynamic chipper/compost shredder features a dual-blade design with both a chipper blade and impeller blade. Even though it’s a tree-thrashing brute, it moves and maneuvers easily on smooth-rolling pneumatic tires.

 

When life hands you thousands of dead leaves, make mulch! This efficient, economical, and ecological electric shredder makes it simple to get rid of leaves by breaking them down into serviceable mulch or compost for your yard and garden. No more laborious bagging of yard waste! Choose between fine, medium and coarse shredding levels.

Shop Harbor Freight for the right heavy-duty chipper and/or shredder for your needs. As always, you’ll find great performance at incredibly low prices!

 

The All-Purpose 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer

The summer’s almost over, but you wouldn’t know it, stepping outside. As the heat persists, so do bugs, thirsty gardens, weeds, dirt-splattered recreati0nal toys, dusty windows, etc.– all perfect reasons to keep a One Stop Gardens 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer in the garage.

As attested by Harbor Freight customers, the durable 4-gallon backpack sprayer works great in the garden, spraying water, fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, soil conditioner, kelp solutions and weed killer. Others use it for washing their boats, motorcycles and ATVs when hoses are not available. One customer said the backpack sprayer was perfect for carrying cleaner for washing their windows.


As deer hunters are fully aware,  the game have already started hitting the crops, preparing for the winter ahead.  Many hunters anticipate the season by creating food plots– cover crops planted for the express purpose of attracting and holding the deer (soybean and clover are both favorites)– which means they need to keep the area clear of weeds, grass and other noxious growth. The 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer is perfect for transporting and spreading the weed & grass killer to the area.

Needless to say, the list of uses for the backpack sprayer ends with the imagination. You can use it to spray down dusty campsites, balconies, high-sitting wasp nests, sandy kids at the beach, out-of-reach sheds, fence lines, and so much more! And, at such a low price, there’s no excuse not to get one!

 

Tools to Help Your Garden Grow

So you want to start a garden, eh? You’ve waited years for that moment where you have the space in your yard to do it. Or maybe you’ve just volunteered for a community garden but you haven’t a garden tool to your name? Well Harbor Freight Tools is here to help!

Gnomes to Help Your Garden Grow

The Harbor Freight Tools Garden Gnomes are here to help your garden grow (ok, not really, but you can buy them for only $7.99 and they make your garden super cute.)

Garden tools can be broken down into two basic categories: tools for working the soil / planting and tools for maintaining your plants.

Soil and Planting Tools:

Round Point ShovelRound-point shovel – this shovel is made for loosening and moving soil and digging planting holes

 

 

Garden ForkManure fork - the name is a bit daunting but historically speaking manure was fertilizer and something was needed to move this around. This tool is also useful for aerating your compost pile

 

 

Leaf RakeGarden rake – this is great fro breaking up smaller clumps of dirt and working soil amendment / fertilizer into the top of a garden bed

 

 

Garden Maintenance Tools:

Bypass PrunerBypass pruner - you need at least one good bypass pruner for routine plant maintenance such as deadheading roses, shaping shrubs, or cutting off that annoying branch growing in exactly the wrong spot. It’s nice to have to them in several sizes for larger or smaller jobs, but an 8-inch pruner should suffice most of the time

 

Garden SnipsSnips - these are necessary for reaching into tight spaces to snip off tiny twigs

 

 

LoppersLoppers - these are used for removing  branches

 

 

Rope Chain SawPruning saws - when branches are too big for loppers you’ll need a pruning saw to take them down

 

 

Garden SprayerGarden sprayer - the best way to disseminate plant food or pest control (organic of chemical)

 

 

Gardening GlovesGloves - of course! Don’t forget these. You’ll need to protect your hands from thorns and insects an other things that might be lurking in the soil

 

 

As you continue to work on your garden, you’ll get a feel for these tools and may find other nifty gadgets that will help you out. But for now you’ve got a good starter kit to get you going and all at the ridiculously low prices that you can only find at Harbor Freight Tools.

Get Out Your Boats for Memorial Day!

Summer’s on its way—and there’s no better time to get out on the water than Memorial Day weekend! And if you’re wondering how you’re going to get that12-14’ boat, kayak or canoe over there, check out the sturdy, reliable, and best-selling Haul-Master 600-lb-capacity boat trailer at Harbor Freight.

This lightweight steel trailer can be moved and maneuvered single-handedly, making it easy to mount, get on the road or store away. It comes equipped with carpeted bunks and rollers and is suitable for flat and v-shaped hulls, and its light frame enables it to be pulled safely by a variety of family vehicles.

The Haul-Master boat trailer also comes with a quality light kit that connects to your vehicle’s taillights, enabling it to travel safely day or night.

At $399.99 the Haul-Master 600-lb-capacity boat trailer is a great deal that’ll give you years of service and enjoyment!

Boat Trailer

Transport a craft weighing up to 600 lbs with this boat trailer!

Why Our Propane Torch is a Hot Item

propane torch

With this propane torch weeds, ice, tree stumps and more are burned away in a hurry

Our customers are fired up about this small propane torch (SKU: 91033) from Harbor Freight which makes melting ice, burning leaves and softening paint easy and safe!  Other propane torches sell for up to three times more than what you’ll pay for this one at Harbor Freight.  And you still get the same high quality you’ve come to expect!

With this tool you can propane torch weeds, melt ice, thaw metal pipes and more. Burn away weeds in a hurry with temperatures over 3000 degrees Fahrenheit.  The torch attaches to a standard 20 lb. propane tank and features a turbo blast trigger for maximum flame.

Some Propane Torch Tips:

  • Never store or use propane indoors
  • Use a long-handled lighter to ignite
  • Always utilize eye protection and leather gloves when operating the torch
  • Always have a fire extinguisher nearby when using propane torches

Whether you’re in the market for a propane weed torch, a torch for removing paint from non-flammable surfaces or a general purpose propane torch for many other applications. Get this Propane Torch while it’s hot!

Get Yourself a Fly Swatter with a Shocking Twist!

Buzzing, pesky insects — flies in particular — tend to make camping and other outdoor activities a little less enjoyable. Now, outdoors enthusiasts have one more weapon in their pest-fighting arsenals: the electric fly swatter (SKU 40122). This battery-powered camping fly swatter is conveniently-sized and highly portable, making it an easy way to get the most pleasure from all your outdoor adventures. This fly swatter is also great for home use.

electric fly swatter

This battery-powered camping fly swatter is conveniently-sized and highly portable

Its sporty shape makes the electric tennis racket fly swatter infinitely more appealing than the floppy, low-quality version your mother kept hanging on a nail on the back porch. Its attractive lightning bolt design, easy-grip handle and small power switch make the fly swatter electric discreet and simple to use. Weighing in at under a pound and measuring less than two feet long, this is a great camping fly swatter.

At this exceptionally low price, you’ll want at least one electric fly swatter for your home as well.  Those who frequently entertain outdoors will truly appreciate the gift of pest-free parties and backyard barbecues as well their guests. The electric fly swatter works on mosquitoes and other stinging or biting insects in addition to flies, leaving hosts and visitors with pleasant memories instead of bug bite-covered limbs.

This electric tennis racket fly swatter makes the great outdoors seem even greater. From the satisfying zap of that first swat, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without this camping fly swatter. At home or out in the wilderness, the electric fly swatter is an awesome outdoor tool. Also be sure to check these other great outdoor tools at Harbor Freight.

Save 28% Off This All Purpose Weather Resistant Tarp

tarpThis week, we’re highlighting the 19 ft. x 29 ft. 4″ All Purpose Weather Resistant Tarp.

Made of industrial grade polyethylene, this 19 ft. x 29 ft. 4″ all purpose weather resistant tarp provides extra tough washable protection for camping, covering and other applications. The tight weave and lamination, double-strong rope reinforced hems and rust resistant grommets will stand up to all kinds of weather and even freezing temperatures.

  • Rot and tear-resistant
  • Rust-resistant grommets
  • Waterproof

So use code 33420331 when you check out with this tarp in your online cart or just click on the coupon below. You will get 28% off this item* from the Harbor Freight website! This offer lasts through August 22, 2011.

*Online quantity limit: 1. For other limitations, please see coupon below.

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