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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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Mar 23, 2013 3:47 AM CST
I'd take the oaks and the Texas dandelions off your hands, lol. But, on the serious side, thank you so much for the fantastic idea!
I've never thought about using pliers for stubborn roots...great thinking! Hurray!
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Mar 23, 2013 5:32 AM CST
Oaks ~ grrr... My fingers always slip and pull the set of leaves off.
I need to find the pliers and later I'll need someone to help me get up off my knees. lol
Thanks for another useful tip.
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Mar 23, 2013 5:51 AM CST
I use pliers also. It helps if the soil is nice and moist.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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