Spring is just around the corner!!
There is a degree of warmth in the air that is a little unusual at this time of year. Predictions of a warmer than normal spring/summer are on the cards with possible El Nino conditions. See link below for more information:
So with this in mind I’m currently planning the jobs that need doing to ensure a smooth transition between the seasons!
The pump for the water tanks has been disconnected due to it breaking down, so this is one of my first jobs to fix that ready for onslaught of warmer weather. The drip irrigation system is to be checked for leaks and performance. The mulch will need to be topped up around the place and the weeds taken care of before setting seed and causing me further pain. The old saying ” One year seed is seven years of weeds” is always playing over in my mind. However there were some of last seasons weeds that went to seed that I’m sure these will be causing me grief for years to come. With that said, we soldier on, tackling one job at a time. Actually, twenty jobs at a time and not completing any….
I would have to say that one of the most important weeds to rid the lawn of besides the ever annoying Fireweed is the dreaded Bindii! Every blade has been cautiously inspected to ensure that no Bindii’s are left. I just hope that I didn’t miss any, as studying all that green tends to look the same after a while, to ensure that this Summer will be free of any sore feet and upset little children.
So just touching on that El Nino again, the heavens above our house have so far delivered August many more times it’s monthly average of rainfall, so I will be curious to see just how the following months pan out. More rain, no rain and high temperatures? Who knows! But with a fine weekend approaching, what I do know is that I’ll be sure to get down and dirty and tackle a few of those jobs on my ever expanding list!! Happy Gardening 🙂
The Weekend Tiller 🌿