Prepping your outdoor space for the long weekend? Check out these over-the-top tools and accessories for making the most of your lawn, garden and patio:
• 1 Zero Laser Mower — based on the Smart car, the Zero is a laser lawn mower prototype from German company Wolf-Garten: "Some refinement still is needed. For instance, Wolf-Garten is studying the long-term effect of laser cutting on grass. It also is looking for better ways to adjust the laser's aim and intensity. A key safety issue is insuring that the laser does not point away from the ground when the mowing unit rises while cresting a hill."
• 2 Hose Clothes — slipcovers(?!?) for your garden hos. Choose from Blue Lagoon, Green Pineapple or LEOPARD PRINT! $12.95 each from Dirt Couture.
• 3 Kuulaire Portable Evaporative Cooling System — an outdoor AC for your not-so-hardy plants - $599 from Frontgate
• 4 Flymo Hover Mower — space-age lawn mower that is electric, rechargeable and it HOVERS
• 5 Self-watering System for Plants — a battery operated box that delivers 6 gallons of water to your plants