Have I mentioned my refusal to use toxins to control weeds on our lawn? On the off chance I might become possessed and choose to lick our lawn, or that the toxins will seep into our water table, I refuse to use any weed killer or pesticides on our property. Being green is not easy sometimes, but there are resources to help. The Weed Hound, made by Hound Dog Tools, is a handy weed puller that lets you do your dirty work from a standing position. After crawling around on our lawn, cursing the weeds like a mad man, this looks like a brilliant design. Dave Pollard also has some helpful eco friendly tips for lawn and yard care on his site. Thanks to Greg for the tip and to TreeHugger and Sustainablog for their original link to Dave Pollard’s site. I just ordered my Weed Hound for $25 with free shipping from Hound Dog Tools online order site.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.