I live near the ocean and the other plant markers I was using was corroding, bent by heavy snow fall, pulled out when raking, stake would heave up in late winter early spring and the labels would peel off. So two year ago I ordered their sample garden markers. I wanted to see how these markers and stakes would hold up under my weather conditions. They held up beautifully! No more corroding states or labels, they didnt get crushed under heavy snow fall, labels stayed on and the stakes didnt heave up!