Weeding, with Less Effort

Weeds, the bane of many gardeners’ existence (including mine). Yet I take pleasure in time-saving garden maintenance activities. Last week, we had several days of rain. The soil remained moist for several days after, making the soil quite loose, an ideal situation to easily remove weeds with my bare hands. I’ll be doing more of the same this coming weekend, as we just had a light rain earlier in the week. Weeds pop up and try to establish themselves every chance they get, so in the long run, it’s a time saver to remove weeds when they first appear.

TIP: Don’t wait too long to take advantage of the loose soil after a rain. Once the soil dries out,  weed roots really grip to it, making hand weeding, and weeding with tools, much more strenuous. Weed killer may be the more practical option in that situation.

Also, after rain subsides, take advantage of the moist soil in another way: it’s an excellent time to plant new things in the garden! Digging holes in dry, hard soil is no fun, based on personal experience. But with moist soil, much less effort is needed. I’ll likely go to the home improvement store this weekend to pick up a rose plant, just in time before spring starts!

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