As usual, the move from wintertime to summertime has brought a sea change within me. I just want to get out and garden! I managed a couple of hours yesterday - raking up leaves and collecting junk to take to the dump - and already things are looking good. But I don't want to crash and burn, so this year I've come up with a plan. (If the weather is good, I tend to get carried away and forget all about what I need to do indoors...)
I've made a checklist of what needs doing, and will try to limit myself to one job at a time. I'm doing it the Flylady way with babysteps. I use an android app on my telephone for my Flylady routines, and I've simply added another routine called 'Garden'. (The app I use is called Chore Checklist Lite - it's free in android market.) Here's what's on my list:
- Buy gas cans for my weed burner
- Buy bedding plants (April/May)
- Scrub the wooden deck with cleaning fluid
- Prune back the bushes
- Weed out the grass from the stone border around house
- Edge the lawn
- Weed the patio
- Weed the main path
- Weed the entrance way
- 'Lawnmothering' (a term I coined for mothers who mow the lawn themselves instead of expecting their husbands to do it...)
This morning I cam back from my run at 9am and went straight out into the garden and started pruning the bushes. It was a glorious sunny morning, so I couldn't resist...
I did 15 minutes after my run. And then another 15 minutes before lunch. Usually I set my Flylady timer, but when I'm outside I like to listen to music on my headphones...when I've heard three or four songs it's time to stop. And - voilà - one large bin full of garden refuse!
|I hope you noticed that my gardening gloves are Flylady-purple? :D|
I'll be posting my progress in the garden every week, so don't forget to check back.
Have a marvelous Monday! :)