I would like to hire someone to pull weeds.from my yard Some of it is easy, like pulling up the hundreds of 4-inch-tall maple trees that want to grow here. And dozens of little pignut hickories with the same ambition. (The maples come right out; the hickories fight hard to stay.) Some of it is much more work, like getting rid of English ivy that is spreading willy-nilly. Other weeds too. In the past I've tried to get it done, in short bursts, but this year it is just not possible.