All parts of the coconut tree are beneficial to humans in some way. The yellowing coconut tree leaves can be used to make baskets, and also woven into mats to form roof thatching, mulching for plants, and even brooms.
However, making a beautiful, handmade broom is simple, enjoyable, and useful. Leaflets from three to four coconut tree fronds are also required. Making a broom out of leaflets will take less than two hours.
The items required, as well as the step-by-step procedure for Handmade Broom, are listed below.
Step 1: Gather the fronds of a coconut tree.
Collect three to four fronds from the bottom-most branches that are turning a little yellow and can be used to make a large broom.
Step 2: Collect and Trim Leaflets
Trim the leaflets from the fronds with a machete. Then collect the leaflets and keep them in a place where you will be able to work comfortably.
Step 3: Construct Broom Stick
1. Take a leaflet and insert the knife between the mid-rib and also the greens
2. Shear along the mid-rib to separate the greens
3. The remaining greens can also be pulled down with hands
4. There may be a thin layer of greens attached to the mid-rib
Remove these strands from the sticks as well, using the knife.
Step 4: Connect the Sticks
Having collected enough sticks to make a broom.
• Gather all of the sticks and then level the broom’s bottom against a hard surface.
• Tie the broom with coir rope and cut any excess rope.
Step 5: Finish and Trim the Ends
Trim the sweeping end to make it uniform once the bottom of the broom is level and tied together.
• Using your hand, tightly grip the sweeping end of the broom.
• Trim away the excess broom with a garden shear. You can also wrap this end around a piece of wood and trim it with a machete.
Your broom made of coconut tree leaves is now complete.
However, after removing the broom sticks, the remaining material is biodegradable. People in rural areas use them as fuel for cooking as well as heating water. You can also combine them with cow dung to make vermicompost. These materials can also be used as mulch around plants and trees to keep the soil moist.
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