Nasty, eh? It was a strategic move to let it go so I could focus on the other areas of my landscape. You know, areas where people may actually linger and check out my plantings.
But the time has come to clean this disgrace up. And I have been more than pumped for the challenge.
I dove right in to the collage of weeds like a man on a mission. As I tore the weeds out and cursed them, I started to analyze my weed pulling process. I’m sure everyone has their own method and I’m sure those methods are more practical and successful than mine, but so be it. I like how I do it and why not share with you. It will be a very
educational comedic read for you.
Topic #1 – Gloves:
I don’t use them. Never have and never will. And here’s why:
There is a fine balance of brute force and gentleness required when pulling a weed and you cannot attain that balance with a glove on. However, when you use nothing but your bare hands, you can “feel” the weed. This allows the weeder to sense the depth and strength of its roots so the right amount of force can be used until that right moment where you dial it back just enough to ensure you have secured the entire root system:
Topic 4 – Effort you are willing to put in:
Weeding is not to be taken lightly. You must get each and every last weed, no matter how small and insignificant they may seem. It’s just the way it goes. That little weed will be a big weed in no time. I am convinced the little weeds know what they are doing by acting all innocent and unimposing.
Go big or go home:
Topic 5 – How to pass the time:
With such a long time commitment, you need to mentally prepare yourself for the grind. Save all of your deep thoughts and “meaning of life” type analysis while weeding:
The time will pass before you know it and that garden will look fantastic:
Before I go, I’ll let you in on one last bonus when weeding with reckless abandon.
Your significant other will love the dirty fingernails and calloused fingers.
It screams tough and sexy and reminds them that you are one with the earth.
Trust me, it works on my wife all the time.