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Grab Your Litter!!
If you are tired of jumping on and off your lawn tractor to pick up debris, try this ingenious trash grabber.
Take an old wooden handle from a broom, rake or other tool, and saw it off to a comfortable length.
Hammer 3 finishing nails into one end, and then take it with you when you mow by tractor.
Use this tool to "grab" litter from the ground, saving you getting on and off your tractor and having to re-start it.This tool will work for almost anything except glass. The nails will even puncture
and pick up aluminum cans!!!
When you have a big pile of soil to move, try this dustpan trick.
Kneel on a kneeling pad, dig in with the dustpan, and fill your wheelbarrow or buckets from that position, it sure helps your back muscles!!
Cut a piece of old rubber or plastic hose, the length
of your saw blade, garden hoe or machete, then make a length-wise slit in the hose. Slip it over the sharp edge of the blade or hoe to save the blade, and protect your hands from cuts and scrapes.
If you have stiff knees or a long job to do in the garden like dead heading or weeding, try using two, 5 gallon pails. Sit on one and use the other for the cuttings or weeds that you are pulling. It's easy to pick them up and move them, and they are usually free, from your local restaurant.
Place plant flats and small tools on an old plastic shower curtain, and drag it to the spot where you are working. You can also fill it with leaves in Autumn, as long as you don't fill it too full!
Don't throw away those sheer white window curtains!
Drape old curtains over garden plants to protect them from insects or light frosts.
They work great and hold up better than expensive
spun garden fabric. Not only that, you can throw them in the washer, if needed!
Till next time,
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More fantastic tips, as always.
The saw blade protector tip is great Mrs. G. So simple to do but could save you cash in hospital bills. Ditto for the pail tip.
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