When it comes to tools for weed control in your yard there are a lot of options. You can keep it simple or get all the latest tools. What you choose will depend on the size of your yard and the severity of your weed problem. In addition, the approach you choose will depend on your physical ability and endurance.
If you have a relatively small weed problem you can address the problem by hand. Put on a pair of quality garden gloves, take a walk through your yard and pull out weeds as you see them. Be sure that you get a good grip on the weeds and pull it up by the root. Otherwise you will see the weeds grow back quickly.
- Short handled tools
Short handled tools are an option if you have a small to medium weed problem and yard. You will need to be able to bend over and get up and down off the ground in order to use short handled tools. In addition, you have to be able to spend an extended amount of time on your knees to use these types of tools. Short handled tools come in a variety of options which include the fishtail weeder and the Cape Cod weeder.
- Long handled tools
If you have a larger problem or cannot tolerate bending over and being on your knees then long handled tools are a better option. There are long handled hoes and long handled weeders that are similar to the short handled versions. The long handled tools may be a little more difficult to maneuver than their short handled counterparts. But, they are still a great option for eliminating weeds from your grass.
- Tools for applying weed control treatments
There are times when a weed problem requires more than manual removal. If you have a very large weed problem or a lot of land then you may need to apply some type of weed control product to your property. There are several types of tools that can help you apply weed control treatments to your yard. If you are using granules-such as the type you find in certain ‘weed and feed’ products-some of your options include a handheld broadcast spreader, a drop spreader, a rotary spreader, or a spreader attachment for your riding lawn mower. If you want to use sprays there are some that you can attach directly to your water hose and apply over your yard. There are also a variety of sprayers made specifically for the purpose of spraying for weeds. For a small yard, an inexpensive handheld sprayer may do the trick. For a larger yard, there are large capacity sprayers available that are on wheels to make the process easier.
- Professional lawn care services
If your yard seems to have more weeds than grass you may need to call in the services of a professional lawn care company. They will have the tools and knowledge to treat your yard effectively. Once you have the problem under control, you can do the maintenance on your own or set the lawn care company up on a weed treatment schedule.