We want our watering can to meet the needs of all gardeners regardless of what type of fertilizer they like to use
Topsfield, MA (Vocus) May 29, 2010
The U CAN® Watering System, recently selected as one of the top new gardening products of the year, is now offering a pump for use with liquid fertilizers.
The U CAN Brand has planned since its inception last year to create a customized pump to sell along with its innovative watering can. The base model already has built-in storage for water soluble or dry fertilizers.
“We want our watering can to meet the needs of all gardeners regardless of what type of fertilizer they like to use," Jim Ugone, president of The U CAN Brand LLC said. “Many gardeners have mentioned their use of fish nutrients, worm juice, compost tea and other types of liquids for their plant care. The consumer’s interest level kept us pursuing development of a customized pump to work with The U CAN. It was a long but successful process.”
The U CAN is a lightweight, translucent two-gallon capacity watering can that conveniently organizes common gardening tasks with an integrated measuring cup and spoon, a place to hold gardening gloves, and a storage post for a removable sprinkler head. The U CAN includes a handy compartment to store any kind of fertilizer and cleverly reminds the gardener when they last fertilized. It is engineered to evenly distribute weight while carrying, lifting and pouring. Rubber grips and a textured handle allow for better control.
The feedback from garden centers and testers has been positive. Merchandising The U CAN beside fertilizer displays creates an immediate connection between the watering can and its unique capability to bring along any kind of fertilizer. The U CAN is available at select garden centers as well as online at TheUCanBrand.
The U CAN will include the pump with new inventory shipped to garden centers and consumers. The watering can with the pump has a suggested retail price of $34.95 and is offered online at $29.95 plus shipping. With the increase in home vegetable gardening over the past two years, The U CAN expects sales to grow along with this trend.
Earlier this year, The U CAN was selected as one of the 2010 “Best of the Must-Haves” gardening tools by Joe Gardener. The watering can is featured in this month’s Chicagoland Gardening magazine.
The U CAN Brand LLC was founded in June 2009 by Ugone, to create and sell affordable, highly purposeful gardening products of excellence. A graduate of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and The University of Massachusetts, Ugone also earned a master’s degree in vocational education from the University of New Hampshire. He taught vocational horticulture for nearly ten years before entering the world of finance. He then began his career of providing financial advice to clients primarily in the green industry, and today remains a passionate gardener.
For more information about the unique all-in-one watering can, contact: Cyndi Deal, Vice President, Finance & Marketing, TheUCanBrand, 978-887-4191.
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