handy tools to make garden chores easier
It's that time again when the
outdoor beckons -- and then the back starts aching!
Yes, working in the yard is
good exercise and can be a good break for your mind as well. But you don' t have
to pay a physical price for your efforts. Frentz and Sons Hardware can help.
They've got a number of new tools that can help with outdoor chores as well as
some just plain interesting new items in store.
"This is good for
older men and women with arthritis who need help reaching or picking things
up," says Mike Frentz. You can safely pick up anything you don't want to
handle or just can't reach. The EZ Reacher comes in many lengths and the rubber
suction cups at the end of the tool holds objects tightly. "As the ad says,
it can pick up anything as small as a dime or as heavy as a brick," Mike
These kneeling cushions are made of a dense foam that will not only protect your
knees from moisture, but help soften hard or rough surfaces. "Most people
use them for garden work," Mike says, "but they're also good for
washing floors." The cushions come in two sizes-- 7" x 15" and 10" x 18".
Ames Clear Cut Pruners
A pruner is a pruner is a pruner, right? Not so fast! These two new
from Ames are designed with long life poly handles with steel shanks for added
strength and the cushioned top grip on the handle provides added comfort and
reduces hand fatigue when you're trimming branches and stems. Use the Anvil
Pruner to cut decaying branches and stems and the Bypass Pruner to cut growing
flowers and branches. And an added benefit -- both come with a stem crusher and
thorn remover are built into the handle.
Lastly, Frentz and Sons
Hardware is carrying the OmniGlow Emergency
in six different colors. "We sell a lot of these at
Halloween, but they're really useful because they're non-flammable, non-toxic
and you can store them indefinitely. You don't even need batteries," Mike
says. The color of the stick determines the length of time it will burn. Orange,
red, yellow and green sticks glow for 12 hours while the blue and white sticks
glow for 8 hours.