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Old 03-22-09, 12:17 PM
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What tool do I need for...

I have some small areas of brush I am clearing out. One I plan to plan grass, the other turn into a small garden bed. I have all the brush and weeds whacked down, but what do I need to clear out the roots/turn the soil over? Hand tools only. Would a ho be the most effective? Some kind of tiller?
 
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Old 03-22-09, 12:29 PM
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One of the best tools for digging out roots and small brush stumps..at least that I have used..
Mattock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They make them with picks on one side as well. Get a good one, the cheap versions will bend/break the cutting blade.
 
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Old 03-22-09, 02:34 PM
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Trackstar, there are also these. They are more expensive but you might be able to rent one.
http://www.misterhoneysuckle.com/
http://www.weedwrench.com/index.htm

Not sure if this will help at this point, but here's directions on how to dig out a stump. It's geared towards trees, but some helpful info there.
http://www.freeplants.com/tree-stump...structions.htm

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Old 03-22-09, 08:14 PM
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if you have a lot of big roots I use a bypass lopper to cut through them. Its looks like a really big pair of scissors. It makes quick work of roots and help with trimming low tree branches, too. I really like it now that I have it. Costs around $25-50
 
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