Product Thursday

If there is one tool I use more than any other in my garden it is this.

With a push into the ground and a quick flick back, a simple snap of root tells me I have gotten rid of another dreaded broadleaf or dandelion.

I think it is the inverted “V” at the end of the tip. Once the stick gets under the ground it seems to find its way towards the root and snap it off. Go to any garden center or big box home center and say you need the tool to help you take out dandelions, chances are the staff know exactly what you are talking about.

My best defense against dandelions – the weed stick!

I just push in and flick! Weed be gone.

I could wites odes about how much I love this tool. But really, it is my yard that loves it more. I am not fanatical about the lawn. However, this tool has given hours of hard work and keeps me away from the cookie jar.

My great uncle Sam used to keep a pretty nice lawn. No weed dared show it face. But in the off chance it did, he eradicated it pretty quickly.

We seed as needed but never fertilize or do other treatments. We keep the length a little longer than most lawns.  The husband mows with a circular self-propelled mower. Says it gives him good exercise.

When the weather has been as wet as it is right now, that is the perfect time to take out these weeds. Everything works nice and easy. One the ground turns hard, nothing removes these things. I swear the roots of the plants simply laugh and plan their return.
Right now, they are shivering with fear when I walk out the door and grab my weed stick.
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