There are several seasonal items for loan at the South Branch Library. Ask at the front desk for the Hand Rakes, the Scotts Turf Builder Mini Broadcast spreader, the wheelbarrow wagon, metal detector, the lawn and garden steamer, or the Sweep It leaf sweeper. You can sign each item out for a week.
The lawn and garden steamer helps control common weeds with ordinary tap water rather than harmful chemicals or backbreaking labor. A squeeze of the steamer’s trigger unleashes a weed-wilting blast of super-heated 300º F steam. With just a 5-10 second treatment, unwanted vegetation immediately discolors and shrivels, then dies in 24-48 hours. In controlled field tests, 100% of dandelions, crabgrass, and cudweed plants treated by the steamer were completely killed or severely damaged with a single application. The steamer’s 25" L wand lets you reach weeds without kneeling or stooping, and its 48-oz. tank provides up to 35 minutes of continuous use, enough to treat up to 148 weeds. It heats up in 10 minutes and has a pressure gauge that tells you when steam is ready.
Snow Shoes: Watch a short video on the snow shoes you can borrow from the library.