The Right Tool for the Job- Weed Cutters

If you’re like me and you didn’t touch your backyard until today, you’re over run with high grass or in my case, beautiful weeds.  Nonetheless, the weeds needed to go to make way for the plans I have for my backyard.  You might be tempted to mow down what you see below with a weed whacker but the right tool for the job is a weed cutter.  I have a small backyard but I was still amazed at how easily and quickly I had flattened my procrastination’s crop.   I’ve gone through a whole spool of trim line using a weed whacker for a similar job in the past and it took longer.  Thanks, West Philly tool library for a great resource!

-Ben White

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5 minutes after

weed cutter

weed cutter

weed cutter

I do not recommend doing this in bare feet, but I did.


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