(Gift Ideas for Dads by Guest Blogger, Mrs. Weasel)
Father’s Day is approaching soon and I am pleased to have the opportunity to give my hubby, Woodrow D. Weasel, a break from his work this week and tell you about some of his favorite gardening tools. He does not like to boast about them because they do bear his name, but I can tell you, he is never happier than when he is working in the garden and using these tools. If you are looking for a gift idea for the fathers in your life, let me tell you about some of my husband’s favorites as food for thought.
For the Efficient Gardener
The Original Garden Weasel – Ideal for the man who loves to garden or the man for whom those tasks are just duties, this is truly what Woodrow calls “the perfect garden tool.” Men are all about efficiency, right? Well, that’s what is so brilliant about this tool: everything about it is efficient. It combines the functions of both a hoe and a spade, but accomplishes the work twice as fast and with half the effort. Who wouldn’t love that?! In one tool, you can give the dad in your life the ability to till, cultivate and aerate soil, AND it is useful not only in the flower and vegetable gardens, but for maintaining the all-important lawn as well! How?
Well, in the garden, this tool can be used at all stages: to create new areas, to prepare and maintain established ones. The tines are easily removed so that cultivating and aerating around new plant growth is a breeze. Weed removal is made so much easier with this tool. The rotating action of the tines pulls weeds up to the surface.
In the lawn, the Garden Weasel helps the lawn breathe, absorb water and hold grass seed. It is useful for prepping bare spots before reseeding. The tines loosen the soil to a constant 1 ½” depth, creating a perfect follicle for new seeds to capture moisture and promote growth.
The high quality design of the Garden Weasel has been perfected over more than 30 years—it has a comfort-grip handle, is weather and rust resistant with durable carbon steel construction and is easy to clean by simply spraying with the hose after use.
For the Immaculate Gardener
The Weasel Nut Gatherer or Weasel Gatherer Pro – Some gardeners are not satisfied until their gardens are perfectly clean, neat and tidy. If nuts, shells, small pine cones, seed heads and other debris drive the dad in your life crazy, then the Weasel Nut Gatherer is the tool for him. No more bending over or struggling to rid the yard of that annoying rubble. With the Weasel Nut Gatherer the job becomes fun because it’s quick and so easy to use: just roll it back and forth over the area to pick up nuts and more. To empty, just spread the tines apart over a bucket or trash to empty.
It comes in two sizes to pick up almost anything, including pecans, acorns, walnuts, butternuts, hickory nuts, chestnuts, filberts, gum balls, seeds and more. Also picks up fruit and small balls. Some users report using the Weasel Nut Gatherer to pick up: small pine cones, seed heads, shotgun shells, reusable paintballs and a variety of other waste.
The rotating basket is a durable, super strong steel design.
For the Weed-Obsessed Gardener
The Weed Popper Step & Twist – For some of the dads in our lives, nothing drives them crazier than to look out at their beautiful lawn and see a bright yellow dot of a dandelion or weed in the garden. The best gift you can give this guy is the Weed Popper Step & Twist! Weed-pulling can be back-breaking work, but with this awesome tool, no bending, kneeling or straining is necessary. From a standing position, he can just step, turn, pull and pop the weed out.
The unique plug-ejecting feature of this tool makes pulling even the most stubborn dandelions a painless pleasure. It easily pulls out a plug of soil containing the weed and its roots, which can be ejected directly into compost or trash. It is also effective for grassy type weeds like crabgrass. An added benefit is all-natural control of weeds because it eliminates the need for harmful chemicals. The Weed Popper can also be used for digging holes or planting flowers.
For any of these products, you can view more information, find a retailer near you, or order online at www.GardenWeasel.com. All of them have limited lifetime warranties. Take it from our family: you can select your Father’s Day gifts today with confidence that you can give your gardener a present that will become his favorite gardening tool, too.