Take a common item like a lawn sprinkler. Most of the lawn and garden portable sprinklers out there are pretty mundane, and actually leave lots of room for improvement. There’s definitely an opportunity for some company to come along and deliver a better lawn sprinkler solution.
When companies step up to the plate with better products, these are exactly the kind of gadgets we like to uncover at Mint Gadgets. Here’s a new lawn and garden sprinkler that clearly stands out from the rest. Introducing the Gardena Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler, easily the very best lawn and garden sprinkler you can find.
Tested by the well respected Hammacher Schlemmer Institute, the Gardena Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler achieved the “Best Rating” over and above the other lawn sprinklers tested. This lawn and garden sprinkler earned the best in class because it offers convenient features that make it easier to use and more important, it covers a larger watering area than the other models.
The Gardena Lawn and Garden Sprinkler covers up to a full 2,728 square feet which is more than 628 square feet of watering coverage over the other sprinkler models. You can adjust the watering spray length from 10 feet up to 62 feet. That’s 12 feet longer than inferior lawn and garden sprinklers.
And the sprinkler spray width is easily adjustable as well. Two convenient slide switches on the side allow you to quickly adjust the watering spray width from a minimum of 13 feet all the way up to a width of 56 feet. This helps you avoid watering driveways, patios or other areas adjacent to your lawn or garden.
What’s one of the most inconvenient aspects with portable oscillating lawn sprinklers? If you’re like most of us, you will probably answer “the attaching and detaching of the sprinkler from the hose”. That’s usually a big hassle, don’t your agree? The Gardena Lawn Sprinkler solves this problem with a smartly designed adapter that you leave attached to your hose. Then you simply hook up the hose with adapter to the sprinkler with quick easy snap and un-snap. No more tedious twisting and untwisting and forever untangling your garden hose.
The Gardena Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler is also equipped with a mechanical timer that automatically turns off the water after five minutes all the way up to a full two hours of watering time. The sprinkler is 23 inches long, 6 inches wide, 4 3/4 inches high and weighs 2 1/4 pounds. And carries the famous Hammacher Lifetime Guarantee!
This sturdy and rugged precision German design is hands down the best Lawn and Garden Sprinkler you can find anywhere.
Here in the UK I don’t have a water meter I just pay a standard price no matter how much water I use. However, some households do have water meters and their bills are determined by how much water they use. Today we have a little eco-friendly garden gadget that should help you save money. It is called the Water Saver Usage Meter.
The Water Saver Usage Meter can easily be attached between your hose pipe and the sprinkler nozzle to provide a clear indication of how much water you are using on its LCD display screen. Volume of water dispensed can be shown in either gallons or liters and a reset button allows you to measure how much water you are spraying on to different parts of the garden.
Another usage of the Water Saver Usage Meter is to accurately measure how much water certain areas of the garden receive, this allows you to ensure you do not over or under water your plants.
Just a quick tip, try to water your plants and garden first thing in the morning or if not later in the evening. Watering the plants during the middle of the day when the sun is out will lead to evaporation of the water making less water available for the plant. If you water the plants and garden in the morning then the water has more time to penetrate the soil and reach the roots of the plants rather than being lost to evaporation. By using less water to water your plants and garden should hopefully see your water bills coming down in price.
The technology industry has not forgotten green bird lovers. It has produced the Solar Fountain Birdbath which utilizes solar energy instead of electricity to power up the garden decoration, thus helping to conserve energy and also cut down on electricity bills in the process. This is possible thanks to the solar panel placed in the center of the fountain which harnesses energy from the sun to power an internal pump.
This pump enables the continuous recirculation of water through a filter and up to the fountain to produce a spring of gently cascading water while eliminating stagnant water which can become a breeding ground for insects. The sound of the trickling water will also attract birds to the Solar Fountain Birdbath, as it is a well-known fact among bird lovers that birds are especially attracted to running water.
The Solar Fountain Birdbath can be set up anywhere in the garden. Take note though that some minor assembly will be required. It also requires an 8-hour charge, but it can last up to 6 hours after each charge. Do not fret if you do not get much sunlight at your place as only moderate sunlight is needed.
In terms of looks, the Solar Fountain Birdbath does not look too shabby with its wrought iron black base which is forged by hand. This is reinforced with an iron hoop for more strength and stability. The fountain’s aluminum bowl comes in a rich copper finish, giving it a touch of elegance.
Urban life nowadays allows little space for living. Things that have multiple functions are always the best option. Now let’s look at this garden gadget with its combination of life and death by Chiasso; Erbe Planter and Grill.
The top is a flower pot – or a vegetable pot, whichever you favor. But when you lift the lid off – surprise! You found a functional grill! So get the fire going and barbecue away to your heart content. You get what I mean? You give life to some lucky seeds on top and barbecue some dead things at the bottom. Now that’s the most effective way to make your plants live in terror. Imagine living with a grill under your feet.
The grill preserves tradition by operating with charcoals. But a modern addition to it is the grilling grate which is not made up of long wires like the ones we are familiar with – this one is a stainless steel plate with holes all over it. You get adorable bubble patterns on your steaks and your sausages won’t fall off to the ashes. The heat-insulated pot, by the way, is made of ceramic.
It’s quite of an innovation isn’t it? What’s the worst possibility that could come out with it? Maybe you just can’t wait for the coals to cool down before replacing the lid – resulting in a smoked bonsai. But if you can find out the usefulness of this 2-in-1 combination and are excited about it, try handing away $124.
Simply love having family get-togethers in the garden? Or getting friends over for drinks and talk? If you love either one, then the Genuine Bamboo Tiki Bar will make a good addition to your garden.
The Genuine Bamboo Tiki Bar provides you with a weather proof outdoor drinks station, so that you can store, serve, and enjoy drinks with your family or guests. It is made out of 100% Anji Mountain bamboo, giving you the feel of the Polynesian beach bars famous for their rum based fruity cocktails. The bamboo, has a tensile power of 28,000 lbs. per square inch, which is stronger than steel by 5,000 lbs. All the excess mixture in the bamboo has been removed by kiln-drying and the resulting wood is impervious to the sun, rain, and damage by insects.
The spacious bar top, measuring 61 x 34” can accommodate up to four guests. Although the set comes with only two backless bamboo bar stools, you can have additional bamboo bar stools for $159.95 each. Each stool has a wicker patterned seat, 4 sturdy bamboo culm legs and 4 rungs to prop your feet, making them sturdy and comfortable at the same time. The bamboo tiled bar roof provides good shelter from the scorching sun, wind and rain, leaving you to enjoy your drinks under the cool shade.
The Genuine Bamboo Tiki Bar features a hanging stemware rack that cam hold up to fifteen glasses and a shelved cabinet for you to store fruit juices, spirits and all your bar accessories. It is available for only $499.95.