Four Weeding Tools

Weeding Tools Recommendations

Today I used several weeding tools to maintain a garden overgrown with weeds.

Truth be told it was my fault.

Last fall I over seeded the lawn and some seed found its way into the beds.  The gardens were a mix of grass, dandelions and chickweed.

I spent the afternoon ‘hacking’ away at the weeds with my weeding tools.  I’d like to share the method to my madness with you.

Weeding Tools Recommendations

First, I went through the beds with my weeding knife (Far right) and pulled the dandelions.  If you cut dandelions with a hoe the long tap-root will grow back.  You have to dig down and remove the root.

Next, I went through the front of the bed with my grub hoe (Second from left).  The grub hoe packs more of a punch than a hoe.  It’s perfect for removing heavy weeds and sod.

I used my cutting hoe (Second from right) where the weeds were sparse.  A cutting hoe with a sharp edge is the right tool for stray chickweed.

Four Weeding Tools Results
Piles of weeds at the front of the bed ready to pick up with a manure fork.

A manure fork is the perfect tool to load weed piles into a wheelbarrow.  A manure fork has sharp tines and light weight.  I recommend you buy a 5 tine manure fork.

I hope you’ll try one of the weeding tools above to improve your productivity when weeding gardens.


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John Holden

I've spent my life honing my landscape design and installation skills and would like to share them with you. I've worked in Fairfield County, Connecticut for over 22 years and counting. I earned a Bachelors degree in Horticulture from the University of Connecticut.

4 thoughts on “Weeding Tools Recommendations”

  1. Hi John,
    I’m a novice w/ a recently found passion for gardening in my yard. I have tons to learn. I really enjoy your youtube videos & reading your website. This tool recommendation list is so helpful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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