Tools for weeding with their own hands
Choosing a tool for removing weeds
It takes quite a lot of time and effort to clean a plot or a bed from all kinds of weeds. In order to simplify this work, there are a number of manual devices. What they are and how to use them?
Progress does not stand still, and today there are several methods of weed control in the arsenal of the gardener. from mulching and laying geotextile to the use of herbicides and some ambiguous know-how. But manual removal is still one of the most reliable. It is performed, as a rule, using the following tools.
Hoe from an old spade
The hoe can be made from an ordinary shovel, which is sure to be on every site. It is worth adhering to the following steps:
- Using an angle grinder, cut yourself a third of the shovel from the sharp side;
- We take a thick-walled tube with a diameter of 2.5 cm and a thickness of 2 mm; we make one edge of the tube flat, measure from it 5 cm and bend the tube at a right angle;
- in the flat part of the pipe and in the blade drill two holes, 2 cm from the cut;
- connect the pipe and the blade can be used with an ordinary screwdriver, which every owner has;
- All that’s left to do is attach a wooden shaft, and the hoe is ready.
Important! Hoes from a shovel will last more than one season, because they are more durable.
The main problem with a purchased hoe is that it can quickly deteriorate. It has to be constantly sharpened. Foreign-made hoes last much longer, but the price of a good tool is also appropriate. However, many gardeners simply make hoes themselves from improvised materials that are stored in their plot. For example, you can take a thin steel disc (about 3 mm thick). The main thing is that the disc should be made of well hardened steel. Then you can make not one but several hoes out of it. For the entire construction, you will also need blanks from the disk, a metal pipe and a handle. A part of the disk and the pipe should be welded together at a slight angle. The edge of the disc needs to be sharpened to make it sharp. And in the metal tube should be drilled a hole for the screw that will fasten the hoe and handle.
Gardening tools for weeding
Since weeding is the most popular way to control weeds, it is worth taking a closer look at the tools needed to remove weeds.
The garden fork is suitable for removing plants with a developed root system. If the tines of a garden fork are bent at an angle of less than 45°, then you can use it to loosen the soil, while plucking weeds that are weakly anchored in the ground.
Root remover makes it possible to pull long roots that go deep into the ground. There are many modifications: some resemble a fork with two flat and wide teeth, others have a sharp V-shaped blade, and some are a huge corkscrew.
A slot cleaner is a tool that has a blade that is shaped like the letter “G”. Used to remove weeds between tiles that line walkways and in other similar places.
Hoe to remove
Hoes for weeding the garden come in three varieties: Dutch type, straight, manual.
Dutch hoes have a blade with a very small inclination, which is attached to a long handle.
The tool cuts through the roots of weeds by weeding the uppermost layers of soil. Straight hoes have a blade that is attached to a medium-length handle at right angles. This allows you to remove weeds with chopping motions. Hand hoes are miniature imitations of straight hoes, which can be used on young plants.
Weed root cutter
Weeds will pop up again and again. an eternal complaint of every gardener. Maybe it’s time to try another method of dealing with weeds. chopping their roots. Less effort and less strain on the back. Many devices have been invented for this purpose, one of which is offered to your attention.
- A bicycle fork and a small-diameter wheel. for example, from a Salut. are needed to make the cutting element of the design
- A little sheet iron. 30 x 15cm approx
- Metal round and profiled pipe
- And other metal. strips, rods and corners
There are no clear dimensions. everything is made to individual requirements.
Of the tools you’ll need:
Step. prepare bicycle fork
Preparing the fork. the basis for attaching the fork
There are two metal plates to be welded to it. The fork needs to have the thruster tube cut off. The dimensions are taken off the fork and transferred to the metal. After the plates are cut, they are welded to the bike fork as shown in Fig.3.
Step. making steering wheel
Two pipes are welded to the fork, which are used to control the weeder. The main thing that must be observed is the horizontal position of the fork from the bike.
In the photo above you can see one of the many ways to attach the handlebar.
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Step. making a hoe
The cutting element is made of a wood hacksaw blade. It is optimal for this purpose. strong, flexible, without memory, and holds sharpening well.
Cut from a hacksaw blade a plate about 5 cm wide and about 30 cm long.
Weld to it two metal strips around the edges. this will be the attachment to the fork of our tool.
Do not forget to sharpen one side of the plate from the hacksaw. Although this can be done even when the device is fully ready.
Step. fixing the hoe on the wheel
Mounting the cutting part of the weeding tool
Weld a U-shaped piece of wood hacksaw on the bottom of the fork, as shown in the photo above. Sharpen it, if this has not been done before.
Most of the work on the ground is associated with physical labor. Cultivators are popular because they make the work easier. Of the pluses of such a tool stand out:
- ease of use;
- does not require lubricants and flammable substances;
- neatness of processing;
- The possibility of working the land in cramped places, such as flowerbeds, greenhouses.
However, cultivators are devoid of disadvantages:
- the tool is obsolete;
- Depending on the device, you periodically have to change the discs;
- Productivity is low;
- Physical effort is required;
- Low efficiency on virgin and hard ground.
It’s always handy after rain or watering. Work some soil with it, and at the same time trim the weeds. To work with wet soil, a lightweight hoe is handy. To do this, you must cut a rectangular hole in the plane of the old hoe. Earth will pass through the hole, which means less buildup on the work plane.
This is made of a sturdy metal sheet. In order to make it you need to cut 4 strips 15 cm long and 3 cm wide, as well as a slat-base (arbitrary size). Then bend it at a right angle and weld it to the bar. Attach the tool carrier on the underside. The metal working part of the cultivator must be sharpened. The result is a lightweight cultivator, with which you can loosen soil and remove weeds.
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A device for weeding beds.
Generally, weeding is not my thing, but when it comes to carrots, my wife cries out for help. Carrots take a long time to sprout and are lost in the weeds. Radish seed markers make life a little easier, but still a total mess.
In the winter in some forum I came across a short verbal description of a device for weeding carrots, which speeds up the process in 5-6 times. It sounded something like this: a handle with a frame that wraps weeds around it.
It is not clear. How can you reel if nothing spins. When asked for a photo. The answer: I do not know how, and everything is clear, a handle with a frame.
That’s how this pen and frame stuck in my head. When it came to weeding I made this handle with a frame:
Tried it, it’s cool. No damage to the roots of useful plants. On a neighbor’s plot, a hostess is fighting weeds on onions by forging them out with a grabazdalek. Suggested she try it. Returned in the evening with a rave review. My row of carrots (8 m long), which usually takes half a day to weed, weeded in about an hour with excellent quality (no weed roots left). We sink the frame into the ground by 2-3 cm and pull. Bigger weeds, by bending over, cling to the frame (instead of being wound around), smaller ones. They are pulled out of the ground and lie on the loosened surface. All that’s left to do is pick them, not pull them out. In general, it’s great. I advise you to do it. From the photo above, everything is clear. The size is not critical. For those who like to go step by step: Make a handle out of wood. In it we drill 2 blind or 1 through hole (1) under wire diameter. From it with a knife cut a groove (2) 2-3 mm deep. Frame bend out of the wire pliers. I used 4mm nichrome. Hard enough and will not rust. You can use a 4 mm welding electrode, beating off his coat. It’s okay if it’s not symmetrical, it’s messy. The weeds will not be offended. The frame is inserted into the holes and crimped in a vise or with clamps.
Wrap a bandage with PVA glue (waterproof) or soft (copper) wire.
All. In about two hours, you can be up and running. Do it, you won’t regret it.
Root remover shovel
Many beginning gardeners are perplexed when they see in front of them an unusual little spade, the main part of which is stretched to the limit and is unusually narrow. In fact, it’s not just a spatula, it’s a root remover, which allows you to get as deep as possible and take the weed out of the ground right with a long rhizome. Otherwise, if part of the root system remains in the ground, the weed will grow again after a while. So it will “wipe out” all your efforts to remove weeds on your own garden plot.
It used to be a real headache and physical pain to fight weeds. That’s why Fiskars set to work on developing an efficient weeding tool. The Xact weed remover has an ergonomic handle. The SmartFit model has a telescopic, extendable aluminum handle. We also have a lighter version of the weed remover. Now you have everything you need to enjoy your manicured lawn this summer.
There are 2 types of weeding tools in Fiskars’ arsenal: manual and with a handle. Hand tools are best for working directly near the plant. Tools with cutter bars allow you to work standing up and weeding large areas.