Made In The USA Garden Tools
Garden Tools Made In The USA With Pride
If we all do our part ...
Did you know that if each American would just simply spend $30 a month (only a dollar a day) on American made goods instead of foreign goods (regular purchases of course), that would create or maintain almost 3,000,000 jobs that pay on average $40,000 per year? Sounds easy right? Seems like everyone would be doing that, right? The problem is we as Americans are not doing it.
If only Americans would take the extra step of checking where a product is made and really trying to buy a made in the U.S.A. product, things would really change quite quickly here in our country. Workers would have more job security, companies would recall laid off employees and even better they could start hiring again and get people out of the long unemployment lines.
Okay, so what does this all have to do with gardening or garden tools? Good question! The truth is each spring and summer, millions of Americans will head to their local garden supply store and buy millions of rakes, shovels, hoses, sprinklers and everything else one might need to use in a garden or around the yard, so why not buy a quality American made product since you are already looking? Maybe you would love to do just that but are unsure of which ones are in fact "made in America", well that is where this page will come in handy. I hope to give you many good product reviews and choices of garden tools that are all American made and basically do the research for you.
Please keep in mind this page is a work in progress and will grow as I find more and more products to promote that are all Made in the U.S.A. and hopefully this list can serve as a helpful guide for all of us to do our part by buying American made garden tools, hey at least it's a real good place to start.
Lawn & Garden Tip:
Watering in the morning or evening when temps are coolest and the wind is calm is most efficient because water loss through evaporation is minimal.
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Made In The USA Garden Hoses
You can not go wrong with this made in the USA is the 25 foot Gilmour 10 Series 8 Ply Flexogen Hose. This garden features a patent pending 8 ply construction with double tire cord reinforced for strength. The hose is rugged and has a maximum kink resistant tolerance and sets the standard for quality hoses, with over 500 PSI burst strength! This particular hose also stands up to heavy duty tasks, comes with the brass couplings for great unrestricted water flow and also is treated and sealed to protect against mold and abrasion.
A great 50 Foot garden hose:
Lawn & Garden Tip:
Plants and flowers that should be watered in the morning
and not at night include:
Apples, Pears, Melons, Beans, Roses, Peonies, Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Grapes, Strawberries, Raspberries, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Begonias, Geraniums, Chrysanthemums & Dahlias
Made In The USA Lawn & Garden Sprinklers
This American made rotary sprinkler can cover a area up to 50 feet and is perfect for all the places that need watering in and around your garden or lawn. The three arm rotary head is adjustable, the metal screen filter prevents clogging and the unit itself is made from an impact resistant, rustproof polymer that will last and last.
Gilmour is a US company that prides itself on making great American made products, many of which are already included on this page. A great impulse sprinkler made by Gilmour is the #999ZS extra large coverage model because it is capable of watering large gardens or lawns with ease. This particular model can cover up to 8,500 square feet which is 106 feet in diameter. This also comes with a trip lever for full or partial coverage with a reversing full circle setting and a deflector dial to set distance. The entire unit is built to last with it’s heavy-duty die cast zinc base and long lasting metal head construction. It even comes with a heavy duty foot step to ensure that you can easily set it anywhere in the yard or garden with little effort.
Made In The USA Garden Hose Nozzles
Quality built and made in the U.S.A. is the Gilmour full size Polymer Pistol Grip Nozzle with threaded front model #474. This hose nozzle is a great choice performance and quality both, features include a hold open clip for continuous garden or lawn spraying, a leak proof seal and male hose threaded end for easily being able to attach accessories. This is a great American choice for all your watering needs at a great price.
The Gilmour model #528T solid brass twist nozzle is made in the U.S.A. also and features included are a heavy duty solid brass construction, all brass stem, four large opening tip for full flow water pressure and easily replaceable O-ring seals for a leak proof shutoff system. Do keep in mind though that replacing O-rings is a very inexpensive faix if you should you ever even have to replace it (under $1.00 the last time I replaced one), a much better choice then buying a whole new nozzle. Another great choice for a American gardner!
If you are looking for a spray nozzle with a lot of spray pattern options with then look no further then the Dramm nine pattern Revolver Garden Hose Nozzle, this one has nine patterns to choose from. This garden hose nozzle has an insulated grip, heavy duty construction and a lifetime guarantee!! You can also choose from the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue or even berry! The company also states that this nozzle is an ergonomic GreenA garden tool too, yet another American made perk!
Lawn & Garden Tip:
Water thoroughly 24 hours before you weed, the damp soil will allow you to capture the entire weed, including those pesky roots that would otherwise continue
to grow back if broken when
pulled out of dry soil.
The Big Burning Question
Why Should all Americans be concerned about the issue of buying Made in the U.S.A. products? Good question, glad you asked. The truth is the middle class is suffering the most from people not buying made in American made goods because they are simply not informed about how severe the issue really is. Think about yourself for instance how many things in your home is American made? Is your vehicle? Your television? Okay, think even small scale, where was your garden hose made? Don't feel bad if you can't answer any of the above questions, most other Americans can't either. Which is precisely why we all need to get involved and start making better consumer purchasing decisions for the benefit of all.
Lawn & Garden Tip:
Mow when your grass is 3 to 3-1/2 inches tall and never cut it shorter then 2 to 2-1/2 inches.
Never remove more than one third of the leaf surface at any one mowing or you will put your lawn under stress.
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Garden Flower Easy Tip
Bury your banana peels under your rose bushes, they love the
potassium and you will be
amazed at the results!
Lawn & Garden Tip:
Bluegrass and Ryegrass should be cut at a height of 2 Â½ -3 Â½ inch height. Bermuda, Zoysia and Centipede grass should be cut at a height of 1 Â½ - 2 Â½ inches.
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More Made In The USA Garden Tools
When you are ready to plant and have a small area that needs to be tilled, this hand held Dirt Ripper does the job quickly. This is not only a high quality garden tool with it's all steel construction, it is also all American made. This great garden tool measures 9 7/8" in length, has 3.5 inch chiseled tines that really dig in to cultivate hard soil with ease and comes with a comfortable grip for easy handling.
Lawn & Garden Tip:
To keep your yard beautiful and green make sure to exercise regular raking to remove debris and grass clippings that deprive the soil beneath of oxygen and water.
The healthiest green lawns are ones that breathe and are able to receive water easily.
Bonus Garden Highlight
Looking The Most Fragrant Garden Flowers? Try These:
Narcissus Sweet Love
Ivory White with an even lighter ivory edge the "Narcissus Sweet Love" bulb is probably the hardest to get your hands on since it seems sell out quite quickly every year at most well-known flower bulb companies. There is a good reason for the high demand on this particular flower bulb and that is the overwhelming beautiful scent that this flower has. The blooming flowers range from 14" to 16" and the name fits them perfectly since they are sure to be loved in any flower garden.
The "Jonquilla Narcissi" is very fragrant and when grown will have two to six flowers with small cups from each bulb. These are ideal for cutting and putting in a vase because they are so beautiful and will make the whole room smell like it is filled with fresh cut flowers. These bulbs bloom late in the season and range from 6" to 24" depending on which type of bulb you select to plant. This most fragrant flower bulb is one of the most popular around the entire world and is the bestselling bulb in Germany. Named after Narcissus who in mythology was quite taken with himself, so taken in fact the legend goes that he stared at his own reflection in a pool of water until he saw his own reflection turn into a flower!
Peony Flowering Tulips
Often seen in cut floral arrangements because of their perfume smell the "Peony Flowering Tulips" have a scent that can melt many hearts and have you taking another sniff of the bouquet. These flower bulbs bloom in late April or early May and reach 14" to 22" in height depending on the particular type of bulb you plant. They are often mistaken for peonies and some call them the Double Late Tulips because of their long lasting blooms that they flower. A great bulb to try is the "Tulip Orange Princess" which is an award winning bulb because of its color and the striking glow with garnet purple flames surrounded by dark blue-green foliage.
This very popular garden plant known as "Freesias" is grown most often because of the strongly scented flowers it produces. You can purchase these bulbs in an array of colors such as white, pink, blue, red and anything in between.
Most commonly known as the Madonna lily the "Lilium Candidum" is a plant that blooms in the summer and has a six petal flower. The flowers are white and bloom close to ground level and this plant is highly susceptible to viruses and must be taken care of quite well to reach its full potential and beauty, but the smell of the bloomed flower is well worth the trouble.
Bonus Flower Garden Highlight Part Two
Top Five Shade Loving Flower Garden Bulbs
If your yard is filled with shade and there are not many spots that get sunlight but you still desire the beautiful flower garden look that you see in other yards, do not fret you can still achieve this look, you just need to plant the right shade loving flower Bulbs.
# 1 Allium Triquetrum
Blooming May through July the "Allium Triquetrum" flower bulbs thrive in shady areas and create a creamy white bell shaped flower with very distinctive triangular stems. These also do quite well with moist soil which is widely found in shady areas that do not receive much sunlight. The height on a fully grown Allium Triquetrum should reach anywhere from 4" to 8".
# 2 Anemone Blanda Pink Star
This shade loving bulb grows to make a flower commonly known as the "Grecian Windflower" because of its daisy like flowers. The "Anemone Blanda Pink Star" however is most wildly loved because of the beautiful ground covering foliage though and because it thrives in shady areas. This bulb blooms in late April or early May and grows to 4" in height.
# 3 Puschkinia Libanotica
Star shaped flowers will bloom from the "Puschkinia Libanotica" and the average height ranges from 4" to 5" at full size. This flower bulb loves moist shady areas of your flower garden and is often used as a border because of its natural beauty because it is closely related to the "Scilla" bulbs. For a pure white flower try the "Puschkinia Scilliodes Var Libanotica Alba" bulbs which bloom in mid-April and grow to 5" in height these are very beautiful.
# 4 Eranthis Hyemalis
Growing more popular each year the "Eranthis Hyemalis" is the earliest to bloom in the flower garden and grown to the height of 4" tall. This bulb loves moist soil and partial sun and you are sure to love the buttercup shaped flowers that also have the color of a buttercup.
# 5 Geranium Tuberosum
A great woodland perennial the "Geranium Tuberosum" has dark purple almost deep violet shade and thrives with very little sunlight and moist conditions. This bulb will bloom in late April or early May and grown to heights of 3" to 4" high and impress even the most advanced gardener with its beauty.
Planting any of the above shade loving flower bulbs in your garden areas will give you a beautiful landscaped look that you can be proud of the whole summer long and another great perk is that most of the above flowers require little to no work to thrive all season long.
Bonus Flower Garden Highlight Part Three
Top Five Sun Loving Flower Garden Bulbs
Some yards are filled with sun light and offer very little shade, this especially true in new developments and city dwellings where shady trees are not usually found. You can still have a beautiful flower garden though by choosing the right sun loving flower bulbs.
# 1 Allium
If you are looking for a fun and unique flower then the "Allium" may be just the right flower bulb for you with its different and very dramatic colors and weird shapes. You never really know what these bulbs will do since they are known for being so unique and vibrant when they bloom anywhere from May to August depending on the bulb. These also love good sunlight, well-drained soil and make a great dried flower bouquet at the end of the season.
# 2 Emperor Tulips
Remarkable beauty and great in any flower arrangement the "Emperor Tulips" is a great centerpiece to any flower garden and thrive with a lot of sunlight. These grow to 5" to 6" in height and bloom in mid-April with huge flowers in almost any color you can imagine or choose to purchase.
# 3 Miniature Trumpet Daffodils
These flower bulbs do well in rock gardens and plenty of natural sunlight, the "Miniature Trumpet Daffodils" are also known for their striking beauty. Blooming in mid to late April and growing to heights of 4" to 5" depending on soil type these are the perfect addition to any garden.
# 4 Crocus
Arriving first on the scene in your garden will be the "Crocus" flowers and they will be hard to beat with their colorful buds. Growing to heights of 4" to 5" and loving the full sun this flower bulb will bring any flower garden to life starting in late March to early April.
# 5 Hyacinthoides
Known for their spectacular colors the "Hyacinthoides" grow well in direct sunlight and also seem to thrive in rock gardens and woodland areas. This flower bulb is an award winning for having the ability to naturalize the garden and bring in the full color that most gardeners are looking for. Depending on which style of bulb you choose to plant these can grow anywhere from 4" high to well over 17" tall. The bell shaped beautiful flowers are also known to vary on when they bloom which can be anywhere from early spring to mid-June depending on how much sun the area receives that this bulb so badly loves and needs to thrive.
Achieving a beautiful flower garden in direct sunlight is easy to do if you plan ahead and have a great strategy by planting the right sun loving flower bulbs.
Bonus Garden Highlight Part Four
My Top Five Flower Bulb Companies to Order From
John Scheeper's Dutch Bulbs
From the front page of the John Scheeper's Dutch Bulb website you are surprised to find that it is all about the flower bulbs on this site with no glam. There is a whole section titled "Horticultural Tips from the John Scheeper's Dutch Bulb Company" on this site devoted to educating and answering all of your questions whether you are a beginner or advanced flower bulb gardener. There are also graphs such as "Bulbs for Warmer Climates" and the "Hardiness Zone Map for the United States" available to help in the choice of the perfect bulb for your area of the country.
Michigan Bulb Company
The Michigan Bulb company offers a guarantee that if the bulbs do not grow and meet all your flowering needs and meet your expectations they will replace the bulbs with no time limit for as long as you own the flower garden, that is quite the guarantee. This is a friendly place to shop online and the website also offers a place to request a catalog be sent to your home if that is what you would prefer.
The bulbs available for sale on this website are also guaranteed with no questions asked and the very first thing you will see on the front page of their website is customer testimonials of the great bulbs they have received from the Blooming Bulb Company.
Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulbs
The very first thing you will notice on this website is that this appears to be more than just a mail order bulb company. The Van Bourgondien Dutch Bulb Company has a more of greenhouse feel and is set up quite well to educate the buyer on what to expect from a wide variety of bulbs available for sale.
The Southern Bulb Company
Referencing bulbs that are grown in Texas the site of The Southern Bulb Company offers flower bulbs from the south for anyone who is looking for a unique look in their garden. You will need to take into account though that not all flower bulbs will flourish if they are not in the right climate but with some strategic planting you may be able to achieve the results you are looking for. Another unique feature this site offers is videos on flower bulb and their plating for you to watch.