The 5 Best Garden and Lawn Care Tools
Looking to make your lawn the greenest in the neighborhood? Then check out these 5 Garden Tools that are sure to give your plants a new life!
A good quality weed puller tool is worth its weight in gold. Why? Because if they do the job right, your garden will be much easier to maintain, and you'll be required to weed less often.
Here are a few things that the top weed pullers do right.
Isolate the Weed
A good quality weed remover tool pulls up the whole weed plant effectively, and it doesn't damage the good plants in the process. The key is in how they isolate the plant and the roots you're targeting. Some of the less well made versions will damage a large area, whereas the good ones are in and out like a ninja.
Take the Whole Root System
You probably know this already, but most weeds propagate through their root systems. That means that even if you take the plant at the surface, the roots can spread and pop up in new locations. The only way to combat this is with a weed removal tool that not only gets the plant, but the whole root system too. I think you'll find that the suggestions I offer do that job quite nicely.
Save your Back
I'm a tall guy and the constant bend and straighten involved in pulling unwanted plants can really take a toll on your back. The top garden weeding tools have a long handle and a foot-operated puller, or some other clever solution. That saves a lot of wear and tear on the old spine.
Mulching is great for your lawn for a number of reasons. Whether you are mulching leaves or returning lawn clippings back into the lawn, mulching saves time, money, labor, and is a great soil amendment. There is really no need for raking, bagging or hauling away either leaves or clippings. Here are the essentials you need to know
Mulching Lawn Clippings
Almost without exception, lawn clippings should always be mulched back into the lawn. The benefits of mulching lawn clippings are too numerous and valuable to ignore. From providing nutrients for the soil to saving significant amounts of time and money, mulching the lawn clippings makes sense. Similar to mulching leaves into the lawn in the fall, lawn clippings add valuable organic matter to the soil.