My favorite garden tool! I lost it (stolen) after 40 years. Thank you for having this so I can replace it. Lost without it.
My new favorite garden tool! Makes weeding go much faster.
This is the best tool out there!!! It has saved my hands so much. It tackles the weeds in seconds ! It is also very versatile for other duties.
I use this tool almost as much as my pruners and feel almost handicapped without it. They are really tough and I've never had one bend on me. It works great for weeding gravel walks and drives although gravel does wear down the metal after a few years. I use it not only for weeds but for loosening the soil or to plant smaller plants. One valuable tip: wrap bright electrical tape around the handle to make it easy to spot - you don't want to lose it!
I received the same style weeder from my sister as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago. I've gardened for 40 years and this is my favorite tool. It is great to get the small weeds next to vegetable garden plants and flowers. I purchased 3 of these from A.M Leonard as gifts for my daughter and two sisters. This weeder from A.M. Leonard is a better value and are very well made.
Over the years I've owned several versions of this weeder, and this one is absolutely the best. The quality of its materials, its proportions and balance, and its comfort in the hand make it a reliable companion in the garden -- one that shares the most disagreeable of chores. Even the stony soils of Vermont are slow to deplete its blade.
This is the most useful hand-tool I have. I can't imagine gardening without it. My husband calls it Captain Hook. I've been using these for three decades in the garden, and give them as gifts to other gardeners. Superb.
This is the best hand weeding tool that I've used. I have found that preference for weeding tools varies widely from person to person, but this is the style of weeding tool that works best for me. It takes the place of several tools all in one, from fine touch to aggressive root pulling. I have bought one for each of my family to have for their own.
I had one of these and lost it, and had to replace it right away. It is easy to use and tough as nails.
I've discovered a new use for this. Yes, it's as good as a hori hori knife, but it's also a great power dibble. The forecast was calling for snow and I still had over 50 crocus bulbs to plant in the front yard. Grabbed this little weeder and slammed it into the grass, then pulled it a bit to make little holes, and all the crocus bulbs were planted in less than fifteen minutes.
This weeder is stronger than me. Unlike the Japanese weeder that broke after repeatedly bending out of shape, the neck on this tool doesn't budge. I have pried and pulled as hard as I can without problem. A few passes with a bastard file keeps the edge sharp and slicing through the weed roots. I can dig out the the deeper roots with no problem.
I've never enjoyed weeding so much! I know that sounds strange, but it's true. The Cape Cod Weeder makes my garden and lawn a breeze. Will be purchasing another one for my husband. He keeps taking mine!
As a landscaper, we employ a lot of different guys who all seem to have their favorite bed weeding tool for spring clean ups. The Cape Cod Weeder is the the most popular choice and the half dozen we have get a lot of use. Within about 3 weeks of buying the first batch the blade pulled out of the handle. In Columbus we have very heavy clay soil and the use we gave these tools might better be described as abuse. Jackie, our super-sales-girl at AM Leonard, quickly sent out replacements (they are always great to deal with) but my guys destroyed those tools as well. So if you run into this problem there is a super easy fix. On a drill press make a small hole through the metal collar, the wooden handle and the steel shank of the blade, then drop a short cotter pin in the hole, and BAM!! your one minute of work provides a tool that lasts through more than two years of daily use and abuse.
As a master gardener, I've tried many types of hand tools. The cape cod weeder is the best all-round garden tool ever. I not only 'weed' with it, but dig holes to plant transplants, lift paving stones, cultivate mulch, make straight rows for seeds, and scrape out the bottom of the lawn mower. A Felco hand prunner and a cape cod weeder is all you need for daily garden chores!
Honestly, I lost my Cape Cod Weeder last year, and just shudder to go into my garden without it. It works like an extension to your arm. We have wire grass in the yard, and it obviously gets into the garden. This is the best tool for the job! Also, as I'm going around the beds, I can edge with this puppy too! It's sharp, angled perfectly, and very easy to manipulate. I've used it for years in professional beds - it can help lever edging rocks as well. My kids love this tool too (which is why it's gone missing!). I've ordered three so I always have one available for myself, and two for the kids as it makes gardening fun for them vs a chore.
I purchased the A.M. Leonard Soil Knife years ago and I thought that was the best tool I'd ever used, that is until I received my A.M. Leonard Cape Cod Weeder. I've been eradicating a particularly invasive weed from my yard and this tool has been amazing! The roots grow close to the soil surface and all i have to do is scrape the top layer and the roots are gone! I'm so glad I made this purchase. If you're hesitating - DON'T! BUY IT NOW!
This is my favorite hand tool, even has surpassed my hori hori knife as the one I reach for. I've been gardening a looooonnnggg time.
The design of the Leonard Cape Cod Weeder is a stroke of genius. I actually live on Cape Cod (the name had nothing to do with my purchase)and we have very sandy soil. I use it for every cultivating need I have. I've even used it to pull chunks of weeds, grass from edged areas. This purchase was to replace a well loved and used product that I had for over 23 years. It didn't wear out, I lost the original one as I believe it went for a ride on the trunk of my car and slipped off. Lucky person that found it!
I love this tool. It's lightweight, fits my hand well and is great for close weeding and tight spaces. It also works well for weeding between pavers and sidewalk cracks.
This is the type of tool that I use all the time for getting out difficult to reach weed roots, etc., The long handle and slender design are ideal for this purpose; it is well made and attractive (which never hurts) but most importantly, it gets the job done!