Innovative Soil Screen

Use the frame of a card table covered with a wire screen to screen garden soil.
October/November 1999
This simple soil screen does more than its fair share of work.

Photo courtesy MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Necessity being the mother of invention, I recently found myself searching for the easiest way to screen my garden soil when I spotted an old card table. I covered the top frame with 3/8" wire screen, and voila! — the perfect screening device. I loaned it to my father and it was three weeks before he cleaned up his entire yard!