Sunday, August 30, 2009

CobraHead Rocks Against Bermuda


Carol at May Dreams Gardens had a contest recently for which the prize was to be a CobraHead Weeder. Having seen these weeders and lusting after them at Spring Fling last May in Chicago I of course promptly entered the contest. I wanted to try one out against the bermuda that infests my yard. As one of my previous neighbors said, the only way to completely get rid of bermuda is to move. Which he did. As for me, I've been beating it back into submission for 29 years and I had to wonder whether the CobraHead could be my new best weapon in the ongoing war.
Imagine my surprise when Carol announced that the wonderful family who owns the company had decided to award all of the entrants a weeder! Not only was I to get one, it arrived within days of my sending in my actual address for shipment!
Today was the day of our trial run. It was easy to find a good spot in which to experiment...my brick path seems to attract that annoying plant overnight. I went out with my lovely CobraHead, a bucket and gloves. Within no time at all (seriously...maybe 10 minutes!) I had cleaned out a bucketful of burmuda. I like the way the weeder feels in my hand and am amazed at how it sliced through the soil and roots so I could pull out the weeds. The CobraHead completely rocks against bermuda! I know I will never eliminate it in my yard and, truth be told, it helps fill in the bad spots during the summer in what little lawn I have. But for getting it out of the paths or other inappropriate places...I'll be using my CobraHead!

9 comments:

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Leslie, it is precisely for this purpose that I use my Cobra Head. A wonderful tool made by very nice folks.~~Dee

Carol said...

Go Cobrahead! We don't have bermuda grass here, but we have plenty of other weeds to dig out!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It's such a pleasure to do a job with a really good tool. I'm glad you finally got a Cobrahead.

Teresa said...

Aren't they the greatest tool? I just love mine. Enjoy it.

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

The long-handled Cobrahead is great, too! It can reach to the back of a bed with ease. I also found it very handy for spearing and dragging a bag of mulch/compost/whatever to where I need it!

donna said...

I hope to try out my Cobrahead this weekend. I'm not saying there are weeds out there in my yard.....! I like how the company describes the blade as a steel finger nail.

Carri said...

I love my Cobrahead on bermuda grass as well!!!! I also got mine through the same contest (thanks Carol & Cobrehead!).

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Just checking in to see how you're doing, Leslie... it's been a while since your last post! Hope you're just having a busy autumn. :)

Leslie said...

Thank you Kim...that is so sweet of you. I think a few things in my life have been overwhelming and since I am a "gardener who writes" I have fallen down on the writing. I'm currently recovering from H1N1 but that's not my excuse...I need to become more disciplined in blogging. Maybe now that the weather is turning...