Best Weeding Tools | Weeding Tips | Best Tools For Pulling Weeds
If you’re wondering if there’s an easier way to remove weeds don’t worry you’re not alone, weeds can be a gardener’s worst enemy. From small home gardens to large-scale farms and everything in between, weeds are everywhere and come in a variety of sizes and types. Pulling weeds can be back breaking work, especially without one the handy helpers that made the best weed removal tool list below.
The good news is that the weed control industry has made huge milestones and leaps since heydays of your grandparents. Nowadays, the best weed removal tools are not only powerful but also effective, all without breaking the bank.
For the most part weeding tools are also simple to use and don’t require any special skill. Just like anything new they require a little getting use to, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be well on your way to a weed free garden!
Using chemical or natural weed control applications is a whole other ball game, you can learn some of those techniques our previous post on Weed Killers.. For now, we’ll cover some of the more hands on faster acting methods.
So before you have a melt down and realize it’s time to weed again, hold on minute and take a look at the best weed removal tools below. All of these are designed to make weeding a little less painful.
Here are top weed removal tools on the market. They will surely make your weeding process easier, more effective and less time consuming. No matter which tool you pick for battle remember a couple things that will save you time and aggravation in the long run.
Isolating the Weed: A quality tool used for removal should remove the weed without disturbing the plants around it. The last thing you want is to damage the plants and roots you are trying to salvage from the weed invasion. Shoddy weeding tools however, will damage an extensive area, causing more damage.
Remove entire root system: as you may already know, most weeds propagate through their complex root systems. So, you need a weed removal tool that can work its way down to the very end of the root network. The key is to remove all or as much of the root as you can. If you are unable to remove the root the weed will be back before you know it.
Best Weeding Tools
Cobra Head Weeder
This tools takes the cake on our list of best weeding tools. Although it isn’t my personal favorite and may not be yours it outperformed against all other weeding tools. This tool is simple and does a great job of removing the total weed, roots and all, one at a time. Another great feature of the Cobra Head Weeder is the price tag, it was the second least expensive tool we tested.
To see some other tools similar to the Cobra Head a video of this top rated tool in action, check this out.
Weed Spinner Greener-De-Weeder Spinner
Let’s be honest; there’s nothing as frustrating as removing deep-rooted weeds, but this ingenious tool will make the whole process hassle-free. It’s lightweight, easy to transport and fun to watch, the tool known as the Greener-De-Weeder is certainly a slice of heaven. This great system is approximately 33” long, and packs enough punch to take on weeds, including their entire root network.
As always, a little caution should be taken when using. Be careful to avoid hitting surrounding plants with this weed removal tool. Sometimes when plants and weeds are close by it’s easy to mistakenly cause damage. Despite that, the Weed Spinner by Greener-De-Weeder is a top notch weed removal tool that does so effortlessly.
Fiskars Uproot Weed Remover
Here’s the ninja weed removal tool by a brand name that has always gained traction with gardeners because of its easy-to-use and quality gardening tools. The fourth iteration of this weed remover sure stays true to its reputation. It’s 4 claw extendable weed remover does a bang-up job in getting rid of thistles without hurting yourself. Dandelion along with a plethora and many other weeds can be easily removed organically and more importantly without hurting yourself.
The allure of the Fiskars Uproot lies in the fact that it’s delicate on the plants you want to keep but does impressive work in eliminating the entire root system of weeds you don’t. An extendable handle and four cleverly serrated claws aren’t the only top-notch features of this tool; it also boasts a sturdy foot platform that allows users to apply more pressure to penetrate deeper and get to the roots down deep. Who ever thought the weeding could be fun?
Dubbed the ultimate organic gardening tool for the bargain hunter, is truly a versatile weed removal tool made with ingenuity to last a lifetime. It works much like the Fiskars Uproot, with a different cue to the isolation of the weeds. For one, it features a top horizontal bar that makes its operation a breeze. It has a serrated steel claw that works on weeding in a variety of soils. If you are working on clay soil, there’s a generous stepper to offer more strength and support.
Like most weed pullers available, the Yard Butler holds firmly onto weeds, then you can leverage your arm to pull them out. It also boasts an easy-to-use knob to release the weed. It’s agile, enabling you to work through a significant weed infestation pretty quickly.
Red Dragon Torch Kit
This weed removal tool is exactly what its name suggests; it’s a torch that’s used to fry those invasive weeds dead. Right off the bat, I’ll admit that Red Dragon Torch isn’t for everyone. Although it can be a lot of fun to torch down weeds, please keep in mind this isn’t exactly a toy. Start off by checking with local by-laws. States like California might not allow such tools in fire-prone areas. Nonetheless, this weed removal tool is not only awesome but also practical.
In principle, it heats up to 2000-degree F, so it’s smart to have a water hose on standby is working around brush or dry areas. The Red Dragons hose stretch is about 10 feet long with the handle 23” long. Often, a smaller propane cylinder can be easier to lug around the garden than a full size tank.
Flexrake 1000L Hula-Ho Weeder
Although this tool is one of my personal favorites it definitely has its drawbacks. This handy tool has been around forever and is by far one of the simplest and easy to use. The reason I and many others love this tool so much is because of the amount of space you can cover in such a short time.
The Hula Hoe works by running back and forth just below the surface of the ground cutting most of the wees roots of below the surface. On the downside you are not pulling the roots out, so many will grow back. I like using this tool in combination with either organic weed killer or roundup, and as soon as the weeds begin to sprout I blast them with a little weed killer to finish the job off.
If you have a large overwhelming area of weeds this may be the perfect tool for you. Although you are adding an extra step to the process it saves me hours of time in the long run.
Some things to remember that will make your life easier when it comes to weeds.
- Frequent light weeding is much easier than waiting until things are out of control. Large deep-rooted weeds that are growing into plants and flowers are much harder to pull especially without damaging surrounding plants.
- Black fabric can be used beneath the soil as a layer to prevent weeds. Although this is a common practice, I personally don’t bother. Within a short time, weeds will grow above the layer and roots get embedded in the fabric which gets exposed over time. This can make pulling them a real problem.
- Removing weeds before they go to seed is key. Once weeds produce seeds a minor weed problem can multiply and before you know it you will be over grown with weeds.
- Planting your flowers closer together can be beneficial. Once flowers and other plants fill in they will push out the weeds. When a bed fills in like the one below the flowers block the sun which will not allow weeds to penetrate.
Whichever of these tools you choose to help in your weeding endeavors, you should be well on your way to a weed free garden while making life a little easier. To learn more about the most common types of weeds take a look at this.
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