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Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Looking for the perfect gift for dad? Consider the gift of time.

Help him enjoy gardening more or reduce time spent gardening, so he has more time to fish, golf or just relax under a shade tree.

Look for tools that make dad’s job easier and fun. Convert an old snow sled into a nifty plant sled. Add a longer secure rope so he can drag heavy items across the lawn.  Or maybe that old wagon can be painted and find a second life as a means of moving watering cans and bags of mulch around the landscape.

Buy a stand-alone tool caddy or one that wraps around a five gallon bucket. Fill it with a hand pruner, Dee Weeder, pair of gloves or any of those small gardening tools that seem to disappear when needed.

And add a garden journal where he can not only record his garden successes, but also his secrets to share.

And don’t forget to offer your time to help him with weeding, mowing or whatever garden chore he least enjoys.

A bit more information: Here are a few other projects that will help dad be organized and save time in the garden. Purchase a plastic container with a lid for all of his seeds. Organize seeds alphabetically, label with dividers and take inventory. This way he can store seeds in the fridge to maintain their viability, quickly find seeds he needs and reference the inventory when seed shopping at the garden center or from a catalogue.

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