View Full Version : Whats this gizmo called? (photo)

06-20-2003, 08:36 PM
This things great for roughing up the ground for spot seeding. I broke off one of the tines and would like to know where I can get a replacement.

06-20-2003, 08:40 PM
Haha...The garden weasel!!! Dont ask me how I know that, but I do.

Duncan Lawn Care
06-20-2003, 08:45 PM
Brand new at Home Depot for $20. They might have the replacement piece you need.

06-20-2003, 09:17 PM

06-20-2003, 10:27 PM
Was a garden weasel!

The Lawn Boy Pro
06-20-2003, 11:32 PM
Man, looks like the one I have-broke too! couldnt find a replacement, so I took off the broke one and put the good ones to the outside

06-21-2003, 12:12 AM
After all those damn commercials, I thought everybody knew the name of that thing.

Five Star Lawn Care LLC
06-21-2003, 12:25 AM
In all honestly those things work very good.....we use then a lot then preparing beds for annual flowers or for refreshing the mulch on some of our maintenance contracts.

06-21-2003, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by Big Bad Ram2500
In all honestly those things work very good.....

really??? after about 10 seconds I threw mine in the reject barrel in the corner of the garage.

after these testimonies, maybe it deserves another chance.:blush:


06-21-2003, 01:36 AM
I'll admit it, I have one too. I wouldn't pay $20 for one though. Bought mine at an auction for $1 or 2. It does work well for roughing up small spots for spot seeding. But mine lost some of the clips that hold the tine wheels on, so it's just hanging there until I remember to get some clips for a few cents at Ace.

06-21-2003, 09:15 AM
Got a Hula Hoe that will work circles around that Weasel. Both belong in the 'circular file'along with the R---.

06-21-2003, 02:31 PM
I used to think they were junk too, untill I needed to do some spot touch-ups on a recently seeded lawn. If you hold it so that the tines are NOT just hitting the soil on the tips, but more like the angle of a golf club (best thing I could think of) so that the tines are actually moving a bit of soil as opposed to just poking holes in it, it works great and fairly quickly to scarify small areas.
I now own two ... great for Spring bare spots and touch ups in Fall ... I suppose you could even use them in the beds too.

Green Pastures
06-22-2003, 11:39 PM

Excellent for rouoghing up bare dirt, prep for seeding!!!!

The Lawn Boy Pro
06-23-2003, 12:02 AM
They do a better job of digging in to tough soil UPSIDE DOWN than right side up. Dunno why though.