Clearing a bush with a machete is a strong instrument. Machetes are utilized in the tropics for a variety of tasks, including carving pathways through tropical woods, slashing out clearings for crops, cracking open coconuts and slicing papayas, and, of course, as intimidating weapons. Use your machete to keep weeds and brush at bay in your garden, or to make a flourish out of melons. In addition, machetes are excellent for cutting compost. When pumpkins, squash, and withered leaves from a vegetable garden are cut up, they disintegrate fast.