By Montana Grant

Posted: August 22, 2020

Seldom do products that promise everything live up to their expectations. Last week my daughter gave me a birthday gift, that did.

I hate dandelions and weeds in my yard. After spending money watering the grass, the last thing I want is a bunch of weeds. When one weed blooms, the problem multiplies.

Noxious weeds are a problem in Montana. Getting rid of them is a challenge. You can use chemicals and other tricks to get rid of them but, there is always the neighbor that is too cheap, or loves butterflies, so they let their weeds flourish.

A new Fiskars tool is a great solution to removing weeds and their roots from your ranch or farm. Not everyone wants to use chemicals, especially close to the home. Pets and children may not do well with some of the toxics available.

Usually new tools advertise more than they can produce. My Daughter got me this tool for my birthday. At first glance, I was not impressed. My first couple of attempts to remove dandelions failed. Then I read the directions. “Step on the weed with the tool. Press your foot onto the step. Rock the weed puller back. Depress the slide to release the weed.”

Like Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” The weed tool performed as advertised and I could stand up while removing weeds. Before you knew it, I had attacked the pesky weeds and they were gone. The hole left serves as aeration and the root ball can be gathered or mowed. It the weeds are flowering or have seeds, they must be collected and dealt with. These weeds had no flowers on them so now they can become mulch.

Old weeds can have long and deep roots. This tool makes a perfect divot to add a shot of weed chemical if desired. It will be below the surface and target the root perfectly.

The Fiskars weeding tool is not the tool for huge acreage but is perfect for around the home.

Anyone with a foot and a hand can walk around the yard and clear the weeds without breaking a sweat.

Weeds Be Gone!

Montana Grant

For more Montana Grant, find him weeding at www.montanagrantfishing.com.