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Get the right tools for weeding

Tools for Gardening 9-12-21Since I’m doing a lot of weeding to get my yard and gardens ready for winter, I’m glad that I found several of great new tools to use.

The orange-handled tool is sharp and works well for digging out dandelions. It works much better than a trawl.

Since I fractured both my kneecaps, it’s now difficult to get down on one knee. I really like using a weeding chair. It’s a great invention.

My latest garden helper is the three-pronged hatched. I think someone gave it to me. It’s really sharp, and when you swing it a couple of times at a huge dandelion or a patch of clover, it rips it right out.

The two-pronged hatchet with the long handle isn’t as good as the smaller hatchet in ripping out weeds. However, the hatchet side, rather than the side with two prongs, is sharp enough to dig up a lot of weeds. With the long handle, you don’t have to bend over.

Why do I spent time weeding rather than using pesticides? Studies show that if you use pesticides in your yard, your pets and children have higher rates of cancer.

Don’t use pesticides. If you don’t want to pull weeds yourself, hire a teenager to help you.


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