ProPlugger 5-in-1 Planting Tool | Manufactured in America
The first ProPlugger design was born out of a desire to fight wild onions springing up in Bill and Jeannie Carney’s newly sodded lawn. They wanted a way to eliminate the wild onions without using harmful herbicides or digging them out, one-at-a-time with a shovel. Bill knew that there had to be a better way so he started experimenting with rudimentary "plugger" designs in his garage in 2009. His goal was to build a tool that could be used from a comfortable standing position. After working through different prototypes, he arrived at a design that effectively plugged out the wild onions, stored the soil in the tube and easily emptied from the top of the tool. Bill soon realized that if this new tool could help him, it could benefit others. From this idea, the ProPlugger company was born.
Based on the Carney’s experimentation in their lawn and garden as well as customers' suggestions, the ProPlugger evolved through several generations of designs, improving its functionality, ease of use and applications throughout the landscape. They combined what were formerly two separate ProPlugger designs -- a weeding tool and a sod plugging tool -- into a single, more versatile product, the 5-IN-1 Planting Tool. This tool allows the user to dig planting holes of various depths for bulbs, annuals, ground cover, transplanting and planting turf grass, as well as weeding wild onions and deep tap root weeds. It also makes an effective soil sampling tool.
Some of the most rewarding information that the Carney’s received was that seniors and those suffering from mild arthritis or back pain reported that the ProPlugger allowed them to enjoy gardening again as they were now able to do much of the work from a comfortable standing position.
Bill & Jeannie quickly outgrew their garage and a year later moved the operation to a manufacturing space in an old converted textile mill in their home town of Waxhaw, North Carolina. Two of their sons, Matt and Tommy joined the company in 2015 and began working in production. In 2016, the mill was sold and the Carney’s moved the manufacturing operation twenty minutes down the road to Lancaster, South Carolina. Matt and Tommy run manufacturing with Bill overseeing the operation. Jeannie runs the office, takes care of shipping and customer service.
The ProPlugger company is committed to building the 5-IN-1 Planting Tool in America out of American sourced raw materials. Their goal continues to be to produce a reasonably priced, durable tool that meets the needs of lawn and garden enthusiasts. Order yours here for only $39.95 with FREE SHIPPING.