As the spring flowers start showing up, so do the weeds. I hate to use Round-Up, though I admit I'll spray it in the cracks of the patio, or in the rock bed by the front sidewalk. For the rest though, my plan is to fill a grocery bag each day with weeds. I'm always amazed how quickly a bag fills up...10-15 minutes tops. There's always something to pull!
My favorite weeding tool is this handy-dandy weed puller by Oxo. It feels good and sturdy in my hand as I pull even the toughest weeds. The rounded part on the bottom pushes against the ground as I pull up on the weeds, giving me better leverage. MUCH easier on these arthritic hands than a tool without that feature.
Something else I really couldn't live without is this rocking gardening stool. It's the Garden Rocker by Vertex. I found it at Lowe's for $20 a couple years ago. I keep it in the low position, though it can be raised (4 settings). It allows me to sit up on it, and rock forward (or sideways) toward the weeds or plants I'm working on. I simply plop it in one spot, and rotate around until I've pruned/weeded the area within reach. Then I move it again....LOVE this stool!! (Another use for it is to help in shelving library books. Occasionally my subbing jobs end early and the schools have me shelve books in the library to finish out my time. Most of the books are so LOW...it's backbreaking to do this for more than 30 minutes! Each time I do it I think about this little gardening stool and swear that I will clean it up and toss it into the car when I go to these schools. Someday I actually will!)