Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cool Tool

This handy dandy item is used for removing grass. It has a sharp blade that goes under the sod and cuts the roots allowing the grass to be lifted in large strips. We have used it all over the SJC property making the job much easier than using a shovel. I have used the 'compost' method of covering the grass with newspaper and mulch for smaller sections, but that is not very practical for large areas. The grass strips are then composted and in the case of the Buddha Garden, they will be used to build up one side of the yard to lesson the slope. I love a good tool!

11 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

It is a cool tool Sheila! Thanks for educating me!

nancybond said...

Sounds like a winner!

Becca's Dirt said...

Sounds like a great tool to have. I have been using the back breaking method - and oh it does ache.

Wellness Writer said...

I love a good tool too, and I love your blog! I'm learning so much!

Susan

Pam/Digging said...

How hard is it to push, Sheila? Do you think it can be used to lift a creeping ground cover as well?

Sheila said...

Pam, it does take some muscle, I don't do it, my garden helper does and he's much younger and stronger than me! As far as the ground cover goes, I supposed it would depend on how deep the roots are and how matted the plant cover is. If you could lift a section of it with a flat edged shovel easily than this might work.

Becca's Dirt said...

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Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

I have never ever seen that tool before. It sounds really handy. Thank you for sharing with us.

Miss Daisy said...

Aswesome! I haven't seen or used one before. Glad to know there's something out there to make life easier!

Element said...

I love that tool. I could really use a tool like that. Where you get that?

Sheila said...

Element, I ordered this tool from an on-line company called Northern Tools. It took a few months to arrive though. Good luck!