Types of Weed Pullers

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Types of Weed Pullers
Reclaim your garden with a weed puller. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

If it's becoming difficult to see your garden through a sea of bushy weeds, it's time for you to fight back. Reclaim your garden with ease by using a weed puller to remove those pesky invaders. Many weed pullers offer long-handled luxury, which can prevent back strain during weed removal.

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Weed Claw

This traditional weed puller is a hand-held tool with three or four curved metal spikes positioned at the end of a handle. Simply dig the metal claws into the root base of the weed you are trying to pull and either pivot the tool forward or twist side to side to remove the roots. Because of the simplicity of this weed puller, it is one of the cheapest designs on the market, if you don't mind getting down on your hands and knees to pull the weeds.

Moving Claw Weed Puller

This kind of weed puller consists of four or more metal claws positioned on the end of a pole. Press the spikes down onto the centre of a weed and push the lever downward with your foot. The spikes will grab the weed's root base, making it easy to pull the weed from the ground. This design allows you to pull weeds while standing.

Weed Twister

This simply designed weed puller consists of two loosely coiled metal spikes on the end of the a pole. Place points of the coil on the centre of the weed's roots. Twist the coil clockwise to wrap the coil around the root base. Pull the weed out of the ground and remove the weed from the coil. Because of the coil technology, the weed twister will allow you to grab weed roots that are as deep as 1 foot.

Weed Grabber

The weed grabber consists of three steel prongs on the end of a long handle. Place the prongs around the weed's root base. Twist the tool to grab the weed by the roots. Pull the weed from your garden and dispose of it. The weed grabber allows you to weed your lawn or garden without bending.

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