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Best tools for weeding a garden

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Weeding can be a drag, but having the right tools on hand can make all the difference. Here are 6 favorite weeding tools to help get the job done in a flash.

  Weeding can be a drag, but having the right tools on hand can make all the difference. Here are 6 favorite weeding tools to help get the job done in a flash.

 


Weeding can be a drag, but having the right tools on hand can make all the difference. Here are 6 favorite weeding tools to help get the job done in a flash.

Long-handled garden hoe

A classic gardening tool, a long-handled garden hoe is great for taking care of a lot of work in a short amount of time. The sharp edge cuts through dirt easily, allowing you to quickly pull out weeds by running it through the soil. Long-handled tools work well for areas where plants are spaced far apart and the weeds have shallow roots.

Oscillating hoe

The oscillating hoe has a blade that moves back and forth when you push it in the soil. The hinged blade head makes it easier to push and pull through loose soil.

Fishtail weeder

A fishtail weeder, also known as an asparagus knife, is a must for winning the war against dandelions. The long skinny shaft allows you to get down far into the soil while the upside-down V shaped end makes it easy to pull up the ends of deep roots. Seriously, this handy tool will totally save your back from the endless tugging of tough weeds.

Cape Cod weeder

The narrow blade of the Cape Cod weeder makes it easy to get into tight spaces and around plants. Make sure you get one that is specifically made for either the right hand or left hand for optimal comfort.

Garden cultivator

A three-prong cultivator hand tool makes it easy to loosen up soil and pull up several weeds at once. Great for weeding in a garden bed.

Paving weeder

One of the most annoying weeds to pull up are the ones that grow in-between pavers or concrete seams. A paving weeder makes getting through the hard-to-reach cracks a breeze. Plus, it saves you from having to use herbicides in the yard.

Having just a few of these weeding tools on hand can make a world of difference when tackling garden chores.
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