One Less Thing to Worry About

Weedy patio

First, for you grammarians: yes, it should be one fewer thing to worry about. If you garden like I do, however, you know that the worries can seem endless. So I deliberately chose to use “less” instead of “fewer ” in my title.

Perhaps you have heard the adage “one year’s seeds, seven years’ weeds?” That is exactly why I chose to spend 5 hours on my hands, knees and behind weeding this patio.

By the time you read this, I should be recuperating from surgery, face down for a week to 10 days. The full recovery is 5 weeks. So not much weeding will be going on after this little marathon. You can see why I chose to get this unpleasant chore done before the surgery.

Weed-free patio

But the result is nice–and much better than what the Spoiler proposed, which was to spray it with some sort of weed killer. Even the organic kinds just turn the weeds brown–they still need to be removed.

And of course, there’s no guarantee that something organic isn’t going to harm wildlife. While I was weeding, there were lots of tiny ants in the stones bothering no one. I wouldn’t want to harm them–or anything else.

Now I have at least one fewer garden worry.

One thought on “One Less Thing to Worry About

  1. tonytomeo June 11, 2022 / 2:53 am

    Gads! Five weeks without gardening? or is some degree of gardening allowed during recovery?

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