Weed All About It! Backyard Expert Offers Lawn Care Tips to Save Time, Effort

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hound Dog Products, Inc.

    EDINA, Minn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- William Shakespeare hated weeds,
 describing them as plants that "without profit suck the soil's fertility from
 wholesome flowers."  Folks today aren't exactly fond of the little buggers
 either.  But now, homeowners who are fed up with the arduous task of pulling
 weeds can rest a little easier, thanks to clever tips and innovative tools.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010410/NYFNSJ13 )
     Michael Miller, better known as "Mr. Backyard," has earned a national
 reputation for helping people deal with things they hate to touch.
     According to Miller, there are plenty of ways to make pulling weeds less
 of a backbreaking, sweat-inducing affair, including:
 
     -- It's much easier to remove a weed when the soil is moist.  Wait until
        after a light rain to maximize your effort.
 
     -- Once you pick a weed, don't let it lie on the grass, or it may spread
        its seeds and sprout a whole new generation of weeds.
 
     -- For best results, remove unwanted weeds when the bloom is still yellow,
        before new seeds are spread.
 
     -- Allowing your lawn to grow a little taller than usual helps crowd out
        weeds.
 
     -- If you leave some of the root in the ground, the weed can grow back
        even stronger than before.  If you don't get the root, you don't have
        the weed.
 
     -- When looking for a weed-pulling tool, prevent stress on your back by
        choosing one that doesn't require bending or stooping.
 
     Miller's got a soft spot in his heart for one new weeding tool in
 particular -- because his company, Hound Dog Products, introduced it to
 homeowners nationwide.
     Designed much like a miniature tree mover or "tree spade," the Weed Hound
 has six little steel tines that go into the ground and grab the roots of the
 weed, lock on and then pull the weed out by its root.  The weed is then easily
 expelled and the user of the tool can move on to the next weed.  The Weed
 Hound is made of solid steel and comes with a lifetime warranty.
     The tool is available for between $20.00 and $25.00 at retailers including
 Target Stores, Home Depot, Lowe's, True Value, Do It Best and Ace Hardware.
 For more information, visit http://www.hound-dog.com or call 800-MY-HOUND.
 
 

SOURCE Hound Dog Products, Inc.
    EDINA, Minn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- William Shakespeare hated weeds,
 describing them as plants that "without profit suck the soil's fertility from
 wholesome flowers."  Folks today aren't exactly fond of the little buggers
 either.  But now, homeowners who are fed up with the arduous task of pulling
 weeds can rest a little easier, thanks to clever tips and innovative tools.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010410/NYFNSJ13 )
     Michael Miller, better known as "Mr. Backyard," has earned a national
 reputation for helping people deal with things they hate to touch.
     According to Miller, there are plenty of ways to make pulling weeds less
 of a backbreaking, sweat-inducing affair, including:
 
     -- It's much easier to remove a weed when the soil is moist.  Wait until
        after a light rain to maximize your effort.
 
     -- Once you pick a weed, don't let it lie on the grass, or it may spread
        its seeds and sprout a whole new generation of weeds.
 
     -- For best results, remove unwanted weeds when the bloom is still yellow,
        before new seeds are spread.
 
     -- Allowing your lawn to grow a little taller than usual helps crowd out
        weeds.
 
     -- If you leave some of the root in the ground, the weed can grow back
        even stronger than before.  If you don't get the root, you don't have
        the weed.
 
     -- When looking for a weed-pulling tool, prevent stress on your back by
        choosing one that doesn't require bending or stooping.
 
     Miller's got a soft spot in his heart for one new weeding tool in
 particular -- because his company, Hound Dog Products, introduced it to
 homeowners nationwide.
     Designed much like a miniature tree mover or "tree spade," the Weed Hound
 has six little steel tines that go into the ground and grab the roots of the
 weed, lock on and then pull the weed out by its root.  The weed is then easily
 expelled and the user of the tool can move on to the next weed.  The Weed
 Hound is made of solid steel and comes with a lifetime warranty.
     The tool is available for between $20.00 and $25.00 at retailers including
 Target Stores, Home Depot, Lowe's, True Value, Do It Best and Ace Hardware.
 For more information, visit http://www.hound-dog.com or call 800-MY-HOUND.
 
 SOURCE  Hound Dog Products, Inc.