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    Hi folks,
    Something different this time, I'm afraid it may not be the proper season to make and test one, but it could be usefull to someone for the next spring !

    It's something I have invented for pulling out the weeds on my lawn, especially the dandelion (I don't know it you all have dandelion overseas ...)

    I start from a tool I purchased, it's like a long gouge, made for pulling out weeds, but with the hand. It had a short handle. So I removed the handle, and I welded a big foot rest, perpendicular to the gouge.
    Here it is :

    Upside down :

    And Then, I bored the end of a shovel handle, added a steel ring to avoid any splitting :

    And here is the complete tool :

    So you have more strength pushing with the foot than with the hand :

    You just need to swing the tool to help the dandelion to be extracted easily with most of its roots !


    And I have 2000 m2 of garden ....
    Cheers !
    Christophe
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    Cool mod. More than that, I didn't know dandelions were considered a pest of a plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
    Cool mod. More than that, I didn't know dandelions were considered a pest of a plant.
    They sure are here. Unless you're growing them deliberately for salad greens, they tend to take over a grassy lawn. Definitely weeds.

    Ken

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    Thanks Christophe! I've added your Weed Puller to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    I like this. I don't mind the dandelions, but we have thistles that will get huge if not taken care of. Not anything you want in your lawn! This is a great idea. Thanks.

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    Christophe,

    Looks like the weed puller for those monster weeds that have the extra long and tenacious roots. Good luck with doing your weed patrol for the lawn.

    Paul

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    Nice hack. I'm making one of these. Shovels make too much a mess. Thanks for sharing Christophe.

    Al


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