From an aerator that turns on a dime to fertilizer that lasts a whole season, here are the latest equipment and products for landscapers.
Black goes with everything
Give your clients one of the most talked about new plants, Ball FloraPlant’s Black Velvet – the world’s only black petunia. Black Velvet (Petunia x hybrid) is a sun-loving plant that also performs well in temperatures as low as 40 degrees. It has a tightly branched habit, is an upright, mounded plant and grows to 8- to 12-inches high and wide. The petunia’s blooming seasons are spring, late spring, summer and autumn, and flowering will be best as days lengthen in late spring and summer. Day lengths of more than 14 hours are ideal to hasten flowering. This combo-friendly plant is a perfect fit for premium baskets and containers and looks its best when fertilized regularly or with a slow release granular fertilizer. Order at BallFloraPlant.com.
The Turfco TurnAer XT5 steerable, reversible aerator uses a new hydrostatic drive system and tine-wheel design, allowing you to work in tight spaces. Instead of belts, the aerator runs on drive chains that are covered and located outside of the frame.
Hooks that rock
Sea Stones’ Coast Hooks are real stones on metal standoffs, which are mounted on solid hardwood back plates. Use them as handles in outdoor showers or to hang bath towels near the spa or pool.
Agrium’s Spread it & Forget it is a new controlled-release fertilizer that feeds lawns and professional turf for six months or more with just one application, saving turf professionals time and money. A single application of the fertilizer delivers green, healthy turf for an entire growing season.
Schiller Grounds Care enters the brush cutter market with the Little Wonder hydrostatic-drive brush cutter. It is constructed of 7- and 10-gauge welded steel with a 28-inch cutter deck that houses a reversible 24-inch cutter blade.
Transport bench vise
The Pipe Knife’s Porta-Vise allows you to bring your bench vise to the jobsite. This bench vise fits any 2-inch receiver hitch and almost all work trucks. Lower your tailgate to use it as a workbench or make a work/serving table.
Create a dramatic waterfall with Smartpond’s Revolution Pump, a 5,100 gallons per hour waterfall pump. The pump, which supports a 24-foot pumping height, has an internal design and mesh protective barrier that help guard against clogging.