I cleaned up the rubbish in the yard for this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, and took a load to the landfill, packed away the snow shovel, and set up the tables and chairs and patio lights.
When it rained for three days, it did thwart my planting and power washing plans.
But I managed to overseed the lawn with two bags of grass seed while it was sunny and warm, and pulled weeds and mowed, so the wet weather created the perfect conditions for the grass seed to germinate.
Sitting in the garden, and taking a rest in the spring and summer makes my problems go away, and makes me grateful for the flowers, birds, trees and sunshine.
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I am going to pack away the snow shovels and ladders and bring out the weed eater and garden lights. I am going to clean up the grass and weeds that are growing again, and mulch up any lingering leaves.
I will make a trip to the landfill with any rubble that has gathered in the yard over the winter, and set up the outdoor chairs and tables and get the yard ready for barbecue season.
I am going to power-wash the outdoor patio stones and clean the windows I can reach.
As I replant flowers in the planters to create a colorful summer garden, I will also sprinkle grass seed on the sparse areas of the grass, so new grass will fill in the holes. I am also going to buy some topsoil for the garden beds and plant some flowers like bacopa to attract butterflies to the garden.