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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Today's Gadget: Hula Ho Weeder

If you have a garden - vegetable or flower - you don't want to be without this garden tool. The Hula Ho Weeder or the 'weeder with a wiggle' as Gardeners Supply Co. calls it, is a must-have for my husband and I. The one we own, purchased years ago from True Value Hardware, has a 54-inch handle and a high carbon heat treated 'wiggle' blade and works as well today as it did when we bought it. We also purchased one for our son and daughter-in-law for their flower garden a couple years back.
This tool easily removes weeds from around your flowers and plants. Simply push the blade back and forth through the soil, the weeds are easily cut in both directions. The 'wiggle' in the blade gives it just enough movement to easily glide through the soil.
We have fairly sandy soil in our gardens and the weeds are no match for it. If you have a lot of clay in your soil it may constrict the easy glide somewhat, but I think it will handle it well.
Because this gadget is lightweight and has such a smooth glide to it, you'll want to be careful not to get too carried away and uproot more than your weeds!

Save your knees and your back and do your weeding with ease with this 'Made in the USA' product.
The Hula-Ho Weeder sells for $20.99 at True Value Hardware and can be shipped for free to your local store.
The Hula-Hoe sells for $24.99 at Gardeners Supply Co. and is sold online.

Have a household gadget that you wouldn't want to live without? I would love to hear about it and share it on my blog. Thanks for reading and sharing! VA

If you enjoy gardening, you'll love it even more when you involve your kids or grandkids. Take them outdoors and have some 'fun in the sun' and let them experience your love for your gardens.

1 comment:

  1. It's gardening time again! Don't forget to pick up one of these soon. I've already been using mine. If you have another gardening tool that you can't do without, please share.