Lawn & Garden
Lawn & Garden
Lawn & Garden
I DO MY SHARE of pulling weeds and unwanted
grasses, but every spring and summer my planting
beds become overrun with annual bluegrass and
pesky dandelions. Since I have pets, using a synthetic chemical weed killer is not an option.
That’s why I’m excited about BurnOut, a natural
alternative to synthetic chemicals. BurnOut contains
a combination of clove oil, citric acid and other
ingredients that work together to kill weeds and
grasses by destroying the leaf cuticle. This causes
plant cell leakage, which quickly leads to plant
moisture loss and, ultimately, kills the weed.
BurnOut’s unique formulation begins killing weeds
and grasses in less than one hour and works in
temperatures as low as 40 F.
BurnOut can be used in any kind of garden as
well as school grounds, animal pastures, around
the base of trees or shrubs and even near wells or
ponds. The formula is rainproof after it dries, and
it will not contaminate soil or ground- or surface
water. When used as directed, BurnOut is safe for
people and pets. It
meets the standard
established by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s National Organic
Program and is approved
for organic gardening.
BurnOut is available
at Costco in an economical 128-fluid-ounce container, which makes up
to 4 gallons of finished
spray. Item #1111229.
Verona Vietnamese Ceramic Planter
AS WE MOVE toward the warmer months, I look forward to grilling outdoors with friends
and family. If your current grill is a little tired, the Capt’n Cook five-burner gas grill is just
what you need to get your grilling game up to speed. This grill’s double-walled lid, fire
box, flame tamers (covers that confine flames), control panel, side shelves and doors are
constructed of weather-resistant 304 stainless steel. The lid end caps are made of cast
aluminum, which stabilizes the lid. The high-fuel-efficiency Italian burners deliver intense
heat (up to 62,000 Btu). Porcelain-coated cast-iron grates and a porcelain-coated steel
warming rack offer 725 square inches of cooking space. One push of the electronic ignition fires four main burners, a sizzle burner or a side burner, which I find helpful for
preparing side dishes. The whole unit rests on four durable casters (two of which are
locking), and a cover is included. And at Costco, you’ll enjoy savings of 25 to 30 percent
on this grill, compared with the price of similar grills offered elsewhere. Item #1031616.
Warehouse and Costco.com.—Kevin Gleason
Capt’n Cook 5-Burner Grill
BurnOut Weed and Grass Killer
from Costco’s home
and garden team
MAKING A HOUSE a home means doing
the little things that create an inviting environment. A stylish planter at an entrance
signifies that life is welcome.
That’s one of the many reasons I love the
glazed Verona Vietnamese Ceramic Planter.
Vietnamese planters are known for their
beautiful glazes and durability. Clay needs
two essential components: silica and alumina. Vietnamese clay naturally has both.
Each planter is hand-formed in a mold,
then glazed by hand and placed into a
wood-burning kiln known as a dragon kiln.
Dragon kilns fire at extremely high temperatures; the process removes all water from
the clay, which imparts increased strength,
hardness, shape and color. The firing and
cooling process takes a total of five days.
Each planter is approximately 18½ inches
wide and 19;/; inches tall, and weighs roughly
55 pounds. It can be used outdoors or
indoors. This item is among the most durable planters around, certainly more durable
than terra-cotta planters, which rarely survive a winter outdoors in the Pacific
Northwest, where I live.
A planter of this size and composition
can run about $199. The Costco price is
significantly less. Item #1031611.
Warehouse only.—Amber Dodge