Landscaping and nurseries have their special place in our world. They participate in the beauty of it in a way that a lot of us can’t or don’t want to. They understand a lot about the ins and outs of God’s wonderful creation. They know that they can’t make plants. They know they can’t grow plants. They know that they can’t begin to understand the mind of the creator. However, they can tell us how to plant the flowers, where to place that oak tree, what kind of damage that elephant ear plant could possibly do to your fragile foundation. They can instruct us on the care of a variety of plant life. How much water does a vinca need or how much sun do geraniums need? Will the Mexican petunia do ok in the full sun or should I plant a crepe myrtle instead? How would a beach buttercup withstand a hurricane? All of these issues are important to the homeowner who wants to landscape his yard or a city planner who needs to fill in a wide median strip on the highway.
But have you ever thought about just how much dirt and dust those folks who work with plants have to deal with? It’s everywhere; underfoot with the ground, overhead in hanging baskets and everywhere in between. Even under their fingernails and trapped in the tread of their shoes. They can’t escape it until they get into the shower. Every time they move a plant from one location to another there’s going to be dirt somewhere. Their wheelbarrows will be crusted with it. How cool would it be for them to have a wheelbarrow that was made of a wire basket? They could put plants in it and the dirt would fall right thru. They have the basic concept with certain types of hanging baskets. They are in essence a loose weave wire basket with a moss layer which holds in the dirt but doesn’t allow excess water to be held in.
We use wire baskets on wheels in other forms such as the grocery carts. We’ve all seen where grocery carts have been used for more than just collecting groceries. In fact, the other day while I was painting in a high rise condo, we used a grocery cart to transport our supplies and equipment from one floor to another.
A landscaper wouldn’t necessarily need a deep basket wheelbarrow. It could be very shallow with just a 3 or 4 inch side. They would certainly be sturdy enough to transport potted trees easily. This concept could be easily created by the Three M Tool Company. Their specialty is wire baskets. Big, small, sturdy, round, square or rectangle, they have all the equipment and will power to make it. Perhaps those wire baskets could be the next “gotta have” piece of equipment on your list. Give Three M Tool a call and see what they can do for you.