Weeds are a common problem not only in gardens but around homes in general. Weeds are notorious for finding ways to survive and even thrive in areas inhospitable to most plants. This makes them quite a difficult pest to get rid of. Preventative measures can be taken such as the use of anti-weed granules and chemicals, but it will never rid you of the problem completely. To get rid of these pests you can use a weeder hand tool. Manual weeders come in different forms, each tailor to a different desired way to remove the plants. The tools are designed to remove the whole plant, roots included. You probably are aware that weeds can regenerate if a portion of the weed's roots is left in the ground. Let's take a look at some of the different weed tools available on the market.
Push-pull hand weeders use a semi-sharp blade to slip through dirt and rock. The tool is run through the ground, allowing dirt to pass through the opening. The blade intercepts the weeds and removes them. The back and forth motion allows for dual-action removal of the weeds, while the slim blade cuts through the ground with ease. For individuals adverse to bending down, consider getting a push-pull tool with a longer handle to allow for justify use of the tool. A side guard on the tool allows you to get in close around your plants and avoid damage.
Basic Hand Weeder
Your standard hand weeder consistors of a two pronged metal bar attached to a durable handle. The tool works by gripping the base of the weed and prying it up and out. The prong is inserted into the ground at the base of the weed. A prying motion is used to lift the plant up, root and all. This is a simple tool with no moving parts and can withstand many years of regular use.
This is a very specific weed tool made by Hound Dog. It has a long handle and requires no bending down to operate. When you have bought out a weed, simply place the pronged tip into the ground at the center of the weed. Then twist the knob at the top of the tool to dig out a dirt plug with the weed inside. The weed has now been effectively removed. The Weed Hound has many good reviews for its quality.