How to choose the best weeding tool


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You should ask yourself a few questions before making a final decision regarding the best garden weeding tools for you. There are factors to consider concerning where you are using it, what you are are using it on, and even the materials used to make the tool itself.

WHERE WILL YOU BE WEEDING?
Weeding a lawn can be very different than weeding a raised garden bed, or between block paving. Consider the location of where you will primarily be working. If you have drastically different areas to work within, you may want to consider different tools, or one that can do multiple tasks.

WHAT TYPES OF WEEDS ARE YOU REMOVING?
Weeds (unfortunately) come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Removing dandelions is going to be a much different experience than thistle. The size of your weeds should be take into consideration as well. Immature weeds have shallow root systems and are easier to remove than some mature varieties, that can grow almost as tall as a single story house – and will have a root system to rival it.

WHAT ARE THE SOILS LIKE?
Obviously compacted and clay baked soils are going to take more effort to dig into than well-turned, composted soils. With the correct tool, however, your effort doesn’t need to be maximized since the tool should be doing the tough part for you. Look for sturdy handles and strong metals.

ARE YOU GOING TO BE COMFORTABLE (EITHER STANDING OR KNEELING)?
The use of any tool requires some physical effort on your part, and you need to think about how comfortable you will be in using it. Some tools require a twisting wrist motion, others pull or push to get the desired effect.

ARE LONG-LASTING MATERIALS USED IN THE MAKE OF THE TOOL?
Ideally you want your tools to be a one time buy. Good workmanship is something to strongly consider since you don’t want to be out money on the same product year after year. Sometimes spending a bit more on one tool will keep you from having to replace it in the future.

Shared from: Backyard Boss