home & garden
IT’S OFTEN HARD to find a good-quality set of
gardening tools, and buying pieces separately
can cost a small fortune.
That’s why I’m excited to offer the perfect
tools for any gardener: the five-piece Classic
Old World Gardening Set by Alterra. If purchased separately at a nursery these tools
would run approximately $120 to $130, but
you can pick up the set at Costco for less than
half that price.
The set includes a rugged wooden
Classic Old World Gardening Set
D-handled shovel for digging and transferring
dirt, and a wooden D-handled fork to cultivate
and turn dirt. Both have an extra-long ferrule
connecting the handle to the head for durabil-
ity, and a stepper for foot placement. The set is
completed by three handheld tools—a trowel
for digging small holes, a transplanter with
depth gauge for moving plants and a cultivator
for smaller aerating tasks—that feature strong
stained ash-wood handles and leather straps
for easy carrying and storage. All of the tools
in the set are made of highly polished, rust-
resistant stainless steel and stained, splinter-
resistant ash wood with a uniform grain.
This classic, European-style set is per-
fect for gardeners of any level. Item #811593.
Available in warehouses.
WHETHER YOU’RE LOOKING to patch a thin-ning lawn or plant a new one, Pennington Smart
Blend Seeding Mixture, exclusive to Costco,
can help you achieve your ideal lawn. The 18.5-
pound bag, which covers up to 5,000 square
feet, contains drought-tolerant premium Smart
Seed plus fertilizer. Once established, the lawn
requires up to 30 percent less water year after
year than ordinary grass seed.
The major seed component, tetraploid
perennial ryegrass, is bred to produce a mixture
of genetically drought-tolerant seeds suitable for
your region. Compared to ordinary grass seed,
Penkoted seed technology helps protect the
seeds from fungus and works as a growth stimu-
lant; fertilizer with nitrogen is released slowly
and stabilized so it doesn’t evaporate, dissolve or
wash away. The mixture also includes beneficial
microorganisms that attach to the grass roots
and help them grow deep and dense.
This seed mixture, with its all-in-one formula,
is sure to give you a healthy, beautiful lawn.
Various item numbers. Available in warehouses.
Pennington Smart Blend Seeding Mixture
EVERY SPRING, GARDENERS can’t wait to
plant their vegetables because of the harvest
that abounds throughout the summer.
This year Costco is helping by introducing small seed pods filled with everything you
need to start your garden. Each ready-to-plant
seed pod contains specially selected seeds at
just the right depth, growing materials to protect the seed and keep it moist, and plant food
to help it grow and build strong roots.
Costco sells the Miracle-Gro Gro-ables
18-count Veggie & Herb Kit for $19.99; each
pack consists of 18 vegetable, fruit and herb
seed pods, including cherry, globe and Roma
tomatoes; jalapeño and sweet peppers; zucchini; two cucumbers; two romaine lettuce; two
spinach; dill; sage; two cilantro; and two basil.
You plant and care for the seeds pods,
which are guaranteed to grow or your money
back, in four easy steps: Remove the entire
seed pod lid, choose a sunny spot, push the
seed pod into loosened soil until the pod rim is
level with the soil’s surface (without covering
the seed pod) and water daily.
The seed pods are great for green thumbs
or beginning vegetable gardeners; they also
make a fun project for families who want to
save money growing their own food. Item
#960861. Available in warehouses.
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In our digital editions Click here
to watch a video on how to plant
Gro-ables. (See page 12 for details.)