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Pliers for Your Garden

By weeds
March 23, 2013

Use regular pliers to pull weeds that have long tap roots, especially sticky ones like briars. Put the nose of the pliers right at ground level to grab the weeds. I find them very good to pull the many baby oak trees that fill my garden each year.

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Mar 22, 2013 9:03 PM CST
Whoa, I LOVE Texas Dandelion...have since I was a little kid! I find the idea of killing them to be somehow disturbing! Okay, there's some weeds I DO hate, so I understand about weeds being pesky. Just not those!
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Samigal
Mar 23, 2013 12:40 AM CST
Our front lawn is full of dandelions and I really DON'T like them. My son dug some up for me, but I'm going to take the pliers after the rest. Have more dandelions than grass at the moment. We must have different kind than Texas.
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Mar 23, 2013 6:08 AM CST
I had to look up the Texas Dandelion to see what the difference was and I actually saw some pictures of it that were beautiful. Ever since I've joined the forum, I've had a new perspective of "weeds".

Seriously though, that is a great hand saving idea! I pull out LOTS of baby Rose of Sharon starts in my flower bed and I'm going to try the pliers this year:)

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chelle
Mar 23, 2013 6:37 AM CST
Oh! I like this idea for extra ROS seedlings in areas where the mower can't reach! Hurray!
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Horntoad
Mar 23, 2013 6:59 AM CST
LindaTX8 said:Whoa, I LOVE Texas Dandelion...have since I was a little kid! I find the idea of killing them to be somehow disturbing! Okay, there's some weeds I DO hate, so I understand about weeds being pesky. Just not those!


I agee with you about those Texas Dandelions, Linda.
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