Many plant enthusiasts who use drip irrigation and micro irrigation in their landscapes and gardens know that one of the best ways to water plants with just the right amount of water is to use an electronic timer. Mister Landscaper has had various types of electronic timers over the years - each one adding more features as technology improved.
We are happy to announce that we have just added a new automatic water timer (Product Number: MLWT-TIMER). This timer comes fully loaded with tons of great features, which makes it much better than our previous model.
Just for comparison's sake, we listed some of the differences between our new timer and our old one so you can see for yourself if an upgrade would be worth it.
Our new timer can be set to the nearest minute, versus the old one, which was to the nearest hour.
Our new timer has a run time of 1 to 240 minutes, while the old timer could only run from 1 to 99 minutes.
Our new timer has 11 different watering cycles to choose from. The old timer had only 8 cycle choices.
Our awesome new timer has a manual run time of 5 minutes up to 240 minutes. Compare this to the old timer which only had a 30-minute option.
The new Mister Landscaper timer takes 2 AA batteries instead of the hard-to-find 9-volt blocks.
With the new timer, it is much easier to change the battery, with no screws to undo - unlike the older one in which two screws had to be removed.
One of the neatest features in the new timer is a rain delay setting. This allows you to delay 1, 2, or 3 days before a run cycle. The old timer did not have this feature at all, so it is a great add-on for sure.
All of the new features make this new electronic timer a definite plus in our drip irrigation and micro irrigation product line. It allows customers to set their watering times for their landscapes and gardens, then go about their lives, knowing that their gardens will get just the right amount of water they needs. The avid gardener could even go on a vacation and not have to get a garden sitter. Nice.
Depending on where you live, you might have already started your vegetable garden or are in the planning stage.
Irrigation is a very important part of any garden, especially vegetables. Too much or too little water can affect not only the quality of your produce but also whether you get any produce.
Mister Landscaper’s Vegetable Garden Drip Kit is perfect for your home vegetable garden. It’s easy, time-efficient, and includes everything you need to water up to 100 linear feet of vegetables. Take a look.
Mister Landscaper’s Vegetable Garden Drip Kit… The right amount of water for all your vegetables.
Join the discussion... Are you growing vegetables? If so, which ones? How is it going?
We provide quality Micro and Drip Irrigation products that are tested and designed to be the best - and our customers know that. By asking for Mister Landscaper again and again, you let us know that what we are doing is right, and we will keep creating, manufacturing, and developing the best garden and landscape irrigation products on the market.
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Thank you to all of our loyal customers who would not settle for anything else but Mister Landscaper.
- Mister Landscaper Team
COMMUNITY… What is community?
Wikipedia defines it as:
A group of interacting people, living in some proximity (i.e., in space, time, or relationship).
A group of interacting people, living in some proximity (i.e., in space, time, or relationship).
In space, time or relationship, life is certainly about relationships, wouldn’t you agree? We all have the longing to be part of something big, to form relationships with others, preferably those that have the same interest, or better yet, the same passion as you and me.
As I walked into my local garden center with my two-year-old in the basket, we were presented with a beautiful sight. The place was alive with color, as the fresh spring flowers were on display from front to back of the greenhouse. Not only that, but the place was buzzing with excitement, and it wasn’t the bees. The employees were cleaning and prepping and helping customers pick out the plants that they wanted and find things that were hidden behind huge racks of potted perennials.
I suppose spring is like a garden lover’s Christmas time. The color, the scent of fresh mulch and deep dark soil could definitely be acquainted to the scent of cinnamon or fresh holly. My daughter loved it so much that she even took some pictures of the flowers with my iPod.
We are a little spoiled here in Florida, where spring comes early. I know that half the country is still on the chilly side, but there are many happenings to welcome in spring, including garden shows dotting the country. So, if you are looking to fit a little spring into the tail end of your winter, look one up. I know I am looking forward to a few.
If you happen to be looking for a way to water all those plants you are going to buy at the garden shows, we recommend Drip Irrigation & Micro Irrigation, of course. It is the best way to save water in your new garden - and give you more time to enjoy it!
Watering roses is more than just turning on the hose and giving them a good dousing for a few minutes. Frequent watering in such a manner can cause black spots and mildew to form on those beautiful petals. Watering frequently on the petals can spread disease, too.
When it comes to roses, the key to good watering is to water deep and infrequently.
Have you heard about community gardens? That’s right…community.
According to the American Community Garden Association (ACGA), a community garden is simply a piece of land that is gardened by a group of people. It can be for flowers or vegetables or simply to spend time with others who love gardening.
Here’s a sampling of community gardens making headlines across the country.
These are just a few of the community gardens making news around the country.
As springtime approaches, think about joining a community garden in your area. You can search for existing gardens. Better yet, start one!
Here is more information on how to get started.
Join the discussion:
Are you interested in community gardening? If so, tell us about it. If you’re already participating in a community garden, share some information with us. Who participates? What do you grow? How do you maintain it?
In the past month alone in areas throughout Florida, droughts have had an impact on:
The "Season of Giving" is upon us once again. Trees are going up, Thanksgiving is being planned, and shops are decking the halls and walls with all sorts of sparkling goodies. With this in mind, we here at Mister Landscaper thought we would do a little holiday shopping and check out some of the best garden and landscape products on the market. That way, you don't necessarily have to do all of the legwork, and you can bless the green thumb that is in your life with something that will thrill them and make their garden grow.
Let's start with tools:
Every gardener and landscaper alike needs to have the right equipment to achieve the best results.
We went to Corona Tools www.coronatoolsusa.com/
They sell quality tools for everything from pruning trees to wheeling around all of that mulch and dirt. Even rakes to clean up the mess left behind. It definitely beats trying to to it all with your bare hands.
A place for your garden to call home:
Raised Bed Garden Kits by Greenland Gardener
Many people we talk to online are getting into building their own garden bed and creating a raised area to grow their plants. If you are like me, then using a tape measure, saw, hammer and nails is not going to happen. A Raised Bed Garden Kit is the way to go. We stumbled onto these kits at a local retailer, and they look fantastic. Simple to set up, all of the cutting and measuring has already been done. So no saws required. There are many benefits to using these kits to start your garden venture. Also, the materials used to make the kits themselves are recycled, which makes it a green product all around. Oh, and they are also manufactured in the United States, which makes them a hit with us for sure.
Watering your garden:
I know you would think we would only mention our products here, but we know of another company that creates excellent ways to use resources wisely when concerning water for landscapes and gardens.
That company is Aquabarrels, which has developed several systems to harvest and use rainwater to water gardens and landscapes. Most of those barrels can be used with drip irrigation and micro irrigation products, so not only can you recycle the water used, you can also conserve how you use that water so it lasts a long time.
They have numerous products to choose from, which are also made in the U.S.A.
Last, but certainly not least, is - that's right - Mister Landscaper:
Why do we make such a great Christmas gift for the green thumb in your life. Because we rock! Besides that, Mister Landscaper has been in the irrigation business for over 20 years, and its parent company over 100. We know water, and we know what plants need to grow to their healthiest. Our Drip Irrigation and Micro Irrigation products are developed specifically to be easy to install, so easy in fact that even young children can help put the system together. They can be moved around to fit the the landscape's design and to water some plants more then others. They are extremely durable, tested in all climates, and standing up to everything from the cold of the Northeast to the heat of the Florida sun. They are also manufactured in the United States, making them a product that helps support jobs and growth right here at home. We also save time - no digging required to set up our Drip Irrigation or our Micro Irrigation products.
Cost is - of course - important, too. Save money by purchasing one of our high quality kits that range from just $17.99 to $61.44. These kits include everything needed to set up irrigation in landscapes and gardens:
Check them out and see what you think.
There are literally tons of great garden and landscape products out there. These are just a handful that we found to be of great and consistent quality and value for those who are into growing beautiful gardens or landscapes.
Here is to finding the perfect gift, the one that keeps on growing!