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Easy Chemical Free Weeding With Weed Zinger

This post is sponsored by Weed Zinger, however all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

We spend a lot of time outside on our 2 seat patio set, soaking up the rays and taking in plenty of fresh air,
so I try to take pride in my lawn. Many people think they need to douse their lawn in harsh chemicals to make it look beautiful, but that isn’t necessarily true. If you’re looking for a company to hire to revitalize and maintain your garden, look into services that provide Lawncare from Trugreen in Georgia (they operate in many more states too) or similar. We live on a farm where much of the grass around us is used for hay to feed the cattle during winter months. Gabe and our dogs love to roll and play in the grass, and Jeremy’s honeybees love to come get pollen and nectar from the clover and flowers. Many yard products aren’t safe to use around bees, and contribute to the declining honeybee population. I was excited to to receive a Weed Zinger for review, because it’s an easy and chemical free way to weed our lawn and garden.

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There are two major advantages to using a Weed Zinger:

  • You don’t have to bend over to manually pull and dig weeds from your lawn and garden. The Weed Zinger has a long lever-controlled handle that makes it easy to use.
  • You don’t need to apply chemicals to your lawn to rid yourself of many weeds and undesired plants.

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The honeybee population has been in steady decline, and that is due in part to many chemical pesticides and herbicides used for agricultural and horticultural purposes. Lawn treatments get rid of grubs and mosquitos, but they are also detrimental to helpful insects like bees. Bees are the primary pollinators for many plants grown for food and flowers. Some pesticides can kill bees, while herbicides and declining natural habitats can also result in poor bee nutrition. Bees are handy because they produce delicious honey, but they also help pollinate our orchard and other plants on the farm. When applying anything to your yard and garden, please be mindful of bees. Bees travel in a two mile radius around their hive to forage, so even if you don’t have bee hives, you could inadvertently harm someone else’s hive. The equipment and bees for one hive can cost almost $500, and a hive must be established a year before any honey can be harvested. This speaks nothing of the beekeeper’s time investment. It’s not just about the bees: it’s someone’s hobby or livelihood.chemical free gardening

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Jeremy is going to demonstrate how easy the Weed Zinger is in the video below. It’s almost so easy that my 6 year old could use it, but I don’t recommend it for safety reasons. That, and he doesn’t quite have the necessary weight to use it effectively.

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Jeremy has used it in our yard and our garden. He will often multi-task, and play with our dog Kitty while he works.

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How to use a Weed Zinger:

  • The Weed Zinger operates best on soft ground, which isn’t overly dry or wet. We typically use ours the day after a heavy rain or shortly after watering.
  • Find the weed you want to remove.
  • Place the tool over the weed and step down on the top of the Weed Zinger

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  • Twist the Weed Zinger 90 degrees or more while pulling up on the handle to remove the Weed Zinger from the soil

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  • Zing out the weed by pulling on the trigger. For a big weed, sometimes it’s necessary to tap the knob on the back while holding the trigger.

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The Weed Zinger is available for purchase at several major retailers including Home Depot and Amazon.

Do you enjoy gardening and lawn maintenance? If so, I’d love to hear your best tips and tricks for maintaining them without the use of harsh chemicals.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Emily Buys 19/06/2016 at 9:06 pm

    Such a beautiful little family and I love your yard! We love weeding with the Weed Zinger too.

  • Reply Fadra 20/06/2016 at 9:39 pm

    I have one of those! It might have a different name but I haven’t used it in years. I’m usually down on my hands and knees pulling them out. I hate to use chemicals!

  • Reply Heather 20/06/2016 at 10:15 pm

    I have had my eye on the weed zinger!

  • Reply hchybinski 21/06/2016 at 6:49 pm

    Pretty sure I need one of those!

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