Is this a good tool for digging up roots from saplings, which I have
an entire backyard full of? Using a spade is too
difficult.Unfortunately a grub hoe isn't listed at the Home Depot and
Lowes websites, so I assume I will have to find a farming equpiment
wholesaler or such.
Good day ADD, a grub hoe will do you well in removing saplings. I
personaly like using a pulaski for such things, but a grub hoe will do
just fine. If your not one for getting on your knees to dig up the trees,
try a long handle mattock.
As far as Lowes and Home Depo, I would suggest that you look at your
locally based retailers. Sure you can get many products "cheaper" at these
big box stores, but when you shop locally your money tends to support your
local economy.... <stepin' off soapbox..80) >
Yard Works Gardening Co.
If you need to get some work done while you're hunting for the tool, try
sharpening your spade. You'll be amazed. Also, if the roots you're hacking
away are in nice soil without a lot of rocks, you might be surprised to find
that a pruning saw will work underground. Try it. But, if you own a really
nice saw, you might want to buy a cheap one, in case you do hit a rock and
bend the blade.
Try a matix - kind of like a pick ax but with a flat blade - works great
and heavy enough to to the trick.
Mel & Donnie down in Bluebird Valley In the middle of beautiful down
town Yountsville. Managers of the water works.
I don't know where you're located, but do you have a hardware store or
garden supply store near you?
Do yo have a local Farm and Garden Supply store? That's where I got mine.
But they are NOT of the quality
of the tools Daddy owned! Wal-Mart has a cheapO one...may last a week if
you only use it once. Some
hardware stores have them.
Photos and brief info here:
The reason I like prefer the grubbing hoe over the regular garden hoe is its
weight...it's heavier and
necessary for roots or hard ground. Just like a heavy hammer, the heavier
the hammer, the less
muscle power needed to do the job, with the exception of the lifting of
course. A light hammer will
flat wear you out, and the same is true of a regular garden hoe unless
you're dealing with soft, loose soil.
Yes, do get some gloves. I suggest the deer skin ones. They are soft,
plyable and long lasting.
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