I have a go at it each spring but it remains fairly stable despite my efforts, you have to admire that.
I let some nettles grow, and dock leaves and all sorts of other things most people consign to the compost heap on first emergence. The bees love them all, and I like having the bees around. I was in the bathroom the other morning and their collective sound was so loud I could hear it through the closed window.
I don't use weed killer or slug pellets. If something gets eaten I say goodbye and don't plant it again. The snails love the butterburr which is a great tradeoff, I hate the stuff-they eat what I can't dig up due to exhaustion and ennui. I hardly see any slugs, I suspect the birds and the frogs eat them.
Maybe gardening is best when done symbiotically, much less stressful in any case.