Review: Fiskars 7870 Uproot Lawn and Garden Weeder
When you hear the word â€˜weedingâ€™, if you're like most of us, you get a mental picture of someone bent over, digging in the dirt. You can picture the hot sun, the straw hat and you can almost imagine the backache that's coming when the job is finally finished. Pulling weeds is synonymous with blisters (even in gloves), a long time stooped over in the hot sun or in the early evening battling annoying mosquitoes. If you don't weed, you know what happens to your lawn. You look out the window one day and see weeds gathering in random groups all over your yard. Mowing over weeds doesn't help. They just come right back. Even if you go outside and pluck that weed up the minute it rears its ugly head, you're fighting a losing battle because you can't get it all with a quick tug. If you miss some of the roots, it will just grow back. And you know what happens if you use a toxic herbicide. You expose your family, your pets and the environment to dangerous toxins. If you're still hand plucking, still bending and stooping and straining over weeds or using an herbicide, you're using the old fashioned, hard way to take care of your lawn and there's a fast, easy way to get the job done instead. With the Fiskars 7870 Uproot Lawn and Garden Weeder, you can move from bending to using a handy stand up weeder. No bending or stooping, no groans from a backache and no stress on your knees. With this tool, it's as easy as putting it into the ground. Once you put the tool into the ground and press on the foot platform, it grabs the weeds all the way down to the root system. It doesn't matter if your soil is easy or tough, the tool goes through the soil, grabs every bit of the weed and doesn't let go. You simply pull it back up out of the ground with the weed clutched in its grip. The quick release of the stand up weeder lets you dump the weed in one easy motion. The stainless steel claws on this tool make it durable enough to handle the toughest weed and yet the lightweight aluminum build of the tool makes it light enough to use for hours. The stand up weeder makes a job that usually takes hours to complete, one that gets done in a matter of minutes. Your yard will look amazing - and best of all, you will have done it without a backache or stiff knees!