Which Tools Should I Buy For Getting Rid Of Weeds?

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Which Tools Should I Buy For Getting Rid Of Weeds? | The Experienced Gardener

When it comes to tools for weed control in your yard there are  probably a lot of choices in your local hardware store. You can keep it simple or get all the latest tools. What you should buy will depend on the size of your yard and the severity of your weed problem. On top of that, the method you choose will depend on your physical ability and stamina.


If you have a relatively minor weed problem you can take care of the problem by hand. Put on a pair of quality garden gloves, take a thorough look 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. If you don't extract the root, you will see the weeds grow back quickly.

Short handled tools

Short handled tools are a good choice if you have a small to medium weed issue 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 also have to be able to spend an extended amount of time on your knees to use these types of tools. There are a variety of options for short handled tools, some of which include the fishtail weeder and the Cape Cod weeder.

Long handled tools

If you have a more intense problem or cannot tolerate bending over and being on your knees then long handled tools are a probably going to work better for you. 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 tough to maneuver than the short handled options. But, they are still a great option for getting rid of 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 you're completely overwhelmed by the amount of weeds in your yard, you might need to call in a professional lawn care company. They will have all the tools and experience to treat your yard in an effective manner. Once you have the problem taken care of, you can either do the maintenance work on your own or set the lawn care company up on a regular weed treatment schedule.

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