I know that with this post I am going to put myself out there and folks might think I'm crazy (Norm and Pablo already do). We all know that there is something about gardening that is relaxing and mind-freeing. However, I particularly find weed pulling to be one of the best stress relievers.
Yes, legs hurt due to squatting. Shoulder hurts from pulling. Fingers hurt from grabbing weeds. But overall, at the end of a weed pulling session I feel so liberated and relaxed.
Our backyard (and front yard) have been taken over by weeds. Yes, I spray. Yes, they come back. So like every other year, I hesitantly turn to weed pulling to end up regretting not starting the weed pulling sooner due to the benefits it provides.
Not only is the pulling of the weeds a stress reliever, you also get instant gratification by seeing the yard slowly become weed free.
Here are two piles of weeds that were pulled yesterday afternoon and this morning. This is nothing... still have lots and lots to go. Can't wait!
This one you can sort of see the pile in front of Cali - it's just as big (maybe bigger) than the one above.