If you own a garden within your house premises you will know the importance of regular maintenance on the garden. Though there is the option of hiring a gardener to take care of your garden, this option could be quite expensive in the long run rather you doing it yourself. To properly maintain your garden, you will require the right set of tools. The usual gardening equipment is lawn mowers and other tools like spades and garden hoses. One of the usual maintenance work that you must do is the extraction of weeds. To effectively remove the weeds, you should extract them from the roots so that they do not regrow again. For this purpose, you could consider purchasing a weed removal tool which can effectively remove the weeds from the roots as well. Here are some of the best weed removers out there.
1. Fiskars Deluxe Stand-up Weeder
Of all the weed removal tools that we considered, this was the best that we could find for the price. This weed remover is suitable for removing common types of weeds such as dandelions and thistles. One of the best parts about this weed removal tool is that it is quite easy to use it to remove the weeds without having to put in much effort. When purchasing this tool, you get two quantity options. You can either purchase a single product or the option of purchasing three of them for better savings. It has a long shaft so you don’t really have to injure your back or knees by having to bend when removing the weeds. The tool itself is quite effective at its task as it has four claws in its design. But what really made us favor this product is the lifetime warranty that Friskars provides you upon purchasing it.
2. Modern Times Living Hand Weeder
It was a very hard choice in deciding which was better, this weeder or the one by Friskars. This weeder is as good an option for a weeder as the Friskars weeder due to its much cheaper price. This is one of the bestselling products on amazon and it really is no surprise as to why. The weeder costs less than $15 to purchase, however, you may be able to get it for an even cheaper price if it goes on sale. The weeder features a very ergonomic design which makes it easy to use and hold. The handle has a curved shape to help with gripping the tool easily when using it. The shaft is also leveraged slightly higher to make it easy to remove the weeds with minimal effort. You can use this tool to remove common weeds such as dandelions and thistles. Modern Times Living gives you a 30-day satisfaction guarantee with the product and a warranty with it which lasts a lifetime.
3. Garden Weasel Step and Twist Hand Weeder
If weed extraction isn’t your primary purpose, then you could go for the Garden Weasel Step and Twist Hand Weeder. This tool is a multi-purpose weed extraction tool which you can use for digging holes as well apart from just removing weeds. The advantage of this tool is that you don’t even have to bend over to use it, thereby avoiding any back strains and aches. The tool requires that you plant the tool on the soil where the weed is and twist and pull the weed out to extract it from the root. This may not be as effective as some of the other tools that we found, but it does have a dual purpose, which is the ability to dig holes for planting new plants. The tool does not cost all that much as it is priced under $25. It may not be a complete replacement to using a spade as well for digging, but it still can get the job done quite effectively.
4. Grampa’s Gardenware Weeder
This is one of the most effective weed removal tools that we could find. The tool has been invented in the early 1900s and is still as effective as it was back then, with a few adjustments to improve its effectiveness. The tool has a long handle which allows you to use the tool while standing up. The handle is made of bamboo which gives it a very natural look and provides good quality. The tool itself is made of a powder coated steel which gives this tool a very good quality. Using the tool is quite simple and effective but may require a bit of getting used to. Grampa’s Gardenware gives you a lifetime warranty with the product so you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged or broken during usage. The price of the tool is also quite reasonable as it costs less than $30 when not on sale.
5. Red Dragon Weed Dragon Propane Vapor Torch Kit
If you don’t mind removing the weeds without natural methods using the tools above, then you can go for the torch kit weed removal tool. This tool uses a propane tank which fuels the flame that the torch emits to burn the weeds. This does come with drawbacks as you could damage the surrounding plants as well. The kit costs almost $80, which makes this quite an expensive option. But considering how effective and easy it is, this could be well made up for. The product is made in the USA so you can expect it to be of top quality. You should take care when using the device as it generates an extremely hot flame of up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. It has been approved by various gardening organizations and has been deemed safe to use in your garden. The kit does not come included with the propane tank so you should purchase this separately.
6. Oak Ridge Hand Weeder
Though the torch kits could save you a lot of time, most people tend to prefer natural methods, which involves extracting the weed yourself. This weed removal tool by Oak Ridge is simple, easy to use weed extraction tool. The weeder has been recommended by professionals for use in removing weeds. The construction of the tool is quite sturdy as it is made of aluminum for the shaft and high-quality plastic handle. The handle is designed in order to allow for a comfortable grip when using the tool. The tool is quite effective in reaching cracks and crevices, so you don’t have to leave out any weeds when gardening. The tool comes with a nylon sheath protective casing that you can use to store the tool after using it. The only real drawback of this tool is that the handle is quite short, so you will not be able to use the tool standing up.
7. Flexrake CLA329 Classic Dandelion Weeder
Though the product is titled as being a Dandelion remover, it can be used in removing all types of weeds quite effectively. What we really liked about this tool is that has a very antique looking finish to it. This is since the tool has been crafted by hand, so care has been taken in its construction. The shaft is made of a high-quality steel and the handle is made of oak. This gives it a very natural look that you don’t get with many of the tools out there. The build quality of it is quite strong as the tool will not bend even if you exert a large amount of force on it. There is a leather hanger that is attached to the tool that lets you hang the tool easily when you are done using it. Apart from just its unique craftsmanship, it is quite effective in extracting weeds, however, you will not be able to use it standing up as the handle is quite short.
8. Radius Garden Ergonomic Stainless Steel Weeder
If having the option of customizing the tool to your preference is important to you, then this weed remover by Radius Green is one of the best choices out there. The tool comes in five different colors that you can choose from based on your preference. Apart from this, it is quite an effective tool for removing weeds. The design of the tool is ergonomic to use. The handle is designed in such a way that you can use the tool while standing up so you don’t have to strain your back by bending over. The build quality is another one of its strong features as it is made of a high-quality steel blade and has a handle made of resin. Apart from just extracting weeds, the tool can be used in digging up holes for planting new plants. The only real drawback that we found from this product is that its price is a little bit on the higher side. It is priced at almost $60, however, you might be able to find it a lot cheaper when it’s on sale.