What you’ll need:

  •  work gloves
  •  safety masks
  •  weed spray
  •  hand trowel
  •  hand rake
  •  shears
  •  kneeling pad
  •  5-gallon bucket
  •  bucket apron
  •  pegboard
  •  weed wacker (optional)
  •  edger (optional)
  •  shovel (optional)
  •  hoe (optional)
  •  rototiller (optional)

Weeds are nobody’s favorite part of gardening. They are invasive, prolific, and often ugly. (And they seem to grow faster and heartier than the flowers and shrubs we actually plant.) When faced with a yard full of weeds, it may seem like a never-ending and daunting task to remove them all, but it just takes a little bit of planning and time management. When it comes to pulling weeds, here’s how to create a station so all of your supplies are ready when you are and you can stay on task.

The Supplies

Your supply list will be in alignment with your goals and preferences. If you use weed killer in your yard, most weeds will be dried up or at least droopy by the time it comes to pulling them. Weed killer helps them come out of the ground easier, but you’ll need to take precautions so you’re not inhaling or handling the chemicals directly. Wear gloves and a mask to be on the safe side. Also, make sure that you don’t put any of the surrounding grass clipping in the compost pile, or you’ll be consuming those toxins down the road if used on a vegetable garden.

If you prefer to avoid poisons, you’ll need some sharp tools to get the job done. The basics are basics for a reason—they work. Track down a hand trowel as your first defense against weeds. This small shovel will do a great job of getting to the root of most weeds. For hardier varietals like dandelions, you’ll want to have a dandelion weeder handy, which is specific for the task. Also helpful is a hand rake for leveling out the dirt, or bark once you’ve pulled the weeds. (A layer of bark chips over specific areas can prevent weed growth.) You’ll also need a bucket to put the weeds in, a bucket apron for convenience, clippers, shears, kneeling pad or small seat, and gloves.

The Stationary Station

Your station will actually need a base location along with a portable option so that you always have what you need within easy access. Start by clearing out a corner of the garage or a portion of the backyard shed. You could also use your potting bench and nearby side of the house to hang and organize supplies. Whichever space works for you, designate this area or a subarea specifically for weed pulling supplies. You may also want to include the weed wacker, edger, shovel, hoe, rake, and rototiller in the list of needed supplies in case the area is really overgrown.

Use pegboard for small or large tools above an existing workbench. You could also hang baskets from the pegs. Alternatively, use a large garbage can, barrel, or other tall container that can contain your shovels, rakes, hoes, etc. In the baskets or other plastic tubs, keep your gloves, masks, and knee pads. Place chemicals in their own area away from extreme heat, moisture, and cold temperatures.

Read more: https://www.doityourself.com/stry/how-to-create-a-weed-pulling-station