Use a Skimming Spade for Garden Weeding

Discover a skimming spade for garden weeding, one of the handiest all-purpose weeding techniques around which uses a sharpened spade run along the surface of the earth to dispatch weeds.



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Bend way over — so the tool will slice just under the soil — then cut through the weed roots.
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Before you can skim with a spade, you have to sharpen its edge with a file.
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You can clear off even the most tangled, over-grown greenery with this technique.
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