One tool I’ve found to be indispensable for my home garden and landscaping jobs is the CobraHead Weeder. If you’re not familiar with this marvelous tool it’s shaped like a fish hook with a patented “Steel Fingernail.” which describes the tip of the hook that makes it unique.
It’s ideal for removing weeds from difficult places, such as between the cracks in the sidewalk, between the stones in a stone walkway, and weeds crowding up against a raised bed. It can also be used to cultivate between plants, and is especially useful in tough clay type soils. The CobraHead Weeder is one of those tools, like a smartphone, that once you start using it, you can’t do without it.
Now when I first starting using the CobraHead Weeder getting up and down from a kneeling position was no big deal. So I didn’t mind the short-handled weeding tool I was using, it sure beat trying to remove weeds with my hands! Now, quite frankly that hinge in my back for getting up and down is getting a little rusty, so I’d rather stand up and do this chore, if at all possible.
Luckily the CobraHead company has a long-handled weeder. Apparently, I’m not the only one looking to stay off his or her knees as much as possible. A little while after the CobraHead Weeder came out out the company made a long handled one, appropriately called the CobraHead Long Handle weeder.
This tool is a real gem. It’s built from solid ash and just at the right height to be able to comfortably hoe from a stand up position. Both the long handle and short handle weeder are manufactured by the CobraHead company in Wisconsin with “environmentally friendly practices wherever possible.” The forged and tempered steel blade, and other materials that go into this product are 100% U.S. made.
The company also has a video on their website showing how to use the tool in an ergonomic way so you too can avoid some of the pain and strain of gardening.
Cheers to gardening and the Cobrahead Weeder!