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Save your arms while you fight a battle against weeds



img_7493_0.jpgimg_7494_0.jpgGardening season is here,and along with it your annual battle with weeds. Sprinkling pre-emergent granules on the lawn and gardens is the first step toward success by keeping the weed seeds from sprouting. To make this task easier, Preen introduced a new built-in dispenser: Instead of having to shake the gallon-size bottle (and tiring your arms in the process), a new battery-powered spreader does it for you. Turn on the power switch to run the fan built into the lid, then turn the bottle upside down for evenly dispensing the granules.Two batteries (included) should last about eight hours of use. The container is refillable. $15-$16 to cover 1,000 square feet. For more information, go to

[Last modified: Thursday, March 8, 2012 7:56am]


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