It’s been said that the right tool makes every job easier. I say, that, my friend, is a fact.
I spent many hours on Mother’s Day relocating my last year’s garden. I discovered that mowing around it was a problem, so this year we decided to make a few adjustments. Creating a new garden is easy enough, however, filling in the former garden spot with grass (not weeds) can be tough. I had been working diligently relocating Bermuda grass when I remembered a garden tool I bought a couple of summers ago.
My husband calls this the “Weed Twister.” It was purchased because I refused to use weed killer in my yard. We had finally begun to see some grass growing on our property, but it was accompanied by a monster weed that was virtually impossible to dig up. I was spending ten or fifteen minutes digging up each weed. I was not getting very far. This tool helps get the job done. The key is the claw at the bottom. The claw is attached to a long pole so the gardener does not have to continuously bend over. Simply stand over the weed, pound the tool into the ground over the weed, and twist. Do it again. That should loosen it enough to get even the toughest weed out of the ground. Continue reading Meanwhile, Back at The Ranch: The Mother of All Garden Tools