By putting things to do on a list, we are not deferring. This is important in a garden of our size. Of course there’s only so much a gardener can do in a day. But by applying the art of maintenance, each item on that list gets checked off and that feels good! Soon, though, more things are added… it’s never nothing! And believe it or not, I like it that way.
In your own garden, large or small, I’m sure you have a list of things to do. At times, it seems never ending, which leads me to often saying, “it’s always something, it’s never nothing!”
The best way to approach the never-ending list of things to do—in the garden or elsewhere—is to prioritize and plan. For instance, the Bermuda grass that is no longer dormant and is creeping in our beds gets a high priority. Thankfully, our gardener Tom dislikes Bermuda terribly! Prioritized and pulled.