Weed, Weed Wine. Get Off My Lawn! Fiskars Garden Weeder

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

I Love My Fiskars Garden Weeder

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

Most normal girls would want to spend their birthday getting pampered, going shopping, or having a long, leisurely lunch. Nope, not me. I celebrated my birthday two weeks ago doing exactly what I wanted – weeding my lawn.

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

But I’m Not Most Normal Girls

After a year of living in my house and learning all the maintenance one must provide one’s beautiful green carpet, I knew as the snow melted and the weather changed – game.was.on.

The Mint Chip Mama Lawn Weeds

We’ll call last year my training wheels.  Despite a weekly conference with my gardener there was nothing I could do about our overabundance of weeds. With our full Southern sun exposure his advice was to just “stay on top of it”. Boy oh boy did these weeds bother me. They would look at me and smirk. They would laugh at me when I tried to pull them out slowly wiggling in a circle.  “Yeah, babe, my roots go deep” they would snort as I fell backwards on my tush from the yank & break. JERKS! *Exhale* I wanted these rude, unwanted squatters to know that in the summer of 2015, their shenanigans and tom foolery would not-fly-here.

The Mint Chip Mama Weeds

Sorry Weeds, You’re Not Welcome Here

So what does a person (who doesn’t want to put chemicals on their lawn & doesn’t want to break their back again from plucking) do to let these multiplying fools know this is a no weed zone? I dreamt up a mean claw on a stick that existed for this very purpose. After looking around, it seemed my dream could become a reality! Apparently others pondered on the existence of such a magical instrument as well! Enter the Fiskars 3 Claw Garden Weeder Fiskars UpRoot® Weed and Root Remover (I get a big smile just thinking about her!).

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

Look At This Garden Weeder. She’s Magestic

The Fiskars 3 Claw Garden Weeder makes it easy to remove dandelions, thistles and other invasive weeds from your lawn without kneeling, bending over or using chemicals. It features four serrated, stainless-steel claws that grab the weed by its root (for clean removal) and then kicks it out between uses with an easy-eject mechanism on the handle. The weeder also comes with a lifetime warranty.

What the description doesn’t say is it’s pretty awesome. It’s beyond simple to operate and when you eject the weed it sounds like you are the Terminator. Naturally, I felt the need to yell “You’re terminated, f$%ker” after each weed eviction. Which you know, was AWESOME. Plus you don’t look weird at all yelling at your lawn.

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

A Garden Weeder So Easy You Can Wear Flip Flops (But You Probably Shouldn’t)

It is so easy to use. Even with my pre-birthday manicure and pedicure in full effect and wearing flip flops (all bad ideas) I did great, got some good exercise, and left my lawn looking homogeneous and grassy.

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

Allow me to explain how to use this beautiful unicorn. PS – If you like popping pimples, you will get an extra thrill from this product. Same idea. Extract and unload.

Look for the center of the weed. You’ll see it laughing at you.

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

Use the 40” handle to jab it in its smirking face.

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

Push weeder into the ground.

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

Put your foot on the foot platform.

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

With your foot on the platform, pull weeder towards you.

The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder


The Mint Chip Mama Fiskars Garden Weeder

The Face Of Satisfaction

You’re terminated f$%ker!

The Mint Chip Mama Weed

It’s helpful if you have an assistant to collect your weeds since the cleanup is always the worst part. I suggest tricking your child into thinking it’s fun! Sure – wear a tutu! (cue evil laugh)

The Mint Chip Mama Lots of weeds

As we are entering Summer show those unwanted weed interlopers there’s no messing with you. I guarantee you will love this product. If your weeds invited their obnoxious branch/vine friends to your house, check out the Fiskars Lopper as well. I use mine a ton. You can also feel free to yell “Get Off My Plane” like Harrison Ford in Air Force One Air Force One when you tell those branches who’s the boss.

We all know it was Mona.

Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (13, 9, and 7). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Please check out The Mint Chip Mama in the Press: The New York Post, Psychology Today, NY Metro Parents, New York Family, Parents Magazine, Newsday, News 12, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids, NerdWallet, Big Apple Kids Guide, and more! The Mint Chip Mama was also nominated as "The Best Blog On Long Island" for 2022 & 2023, one of the Top 20 New York Mom Blogs & Websites, and one of the Top 100 Mom Lifestyle Blogs on the web! For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “Weed, Weed Wine. Get Off My Lawn! Fiskars Garden Weeder

  1. I wanted to get the Fiskars but my Home Depot was out so I got the Garden Weasel Weedpopper at Lowe’s. I’ve been using it for a while and love it. I did a review https://youtu.be/Pm_6eAjvaus

    I still want to get the Fiskars to try out and compare both. When we first moved into our new house a month ago I was pulling them all by hand and that got old quick. I’m trying to keep our yard chemical free so manual pulling is key for me.

    It will be great when my kid gets old enough to teach how to pull and have her do it lol.

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