Aug 17, 2008 | 2:02 PM PST
I have been very lazy this past week and have not worked much in the yard. I did manage to clean out the compost bin yesterday and will leave it empty until October when I will start with a fresh batch of compost. I have been listening to thunder for the past 20 minutes, I hope it brings some more rain. I have gotton rain 5 of the last 7 days. I love it. It helps to keep my water bill low. Whenever I go out into the yard I have been using my new gardening boots and they are great. I keep them by the back door in the laundry room. I wear a pair of socks with them and just rinse them off with water when I'm done. I don't have to worry about fire ants or dirt all over my legs. I'm very pleased with my boot purchase. The day lillies and the agapanthus that my friend at work gave me are loving their new home. They are all doing well. They get full sun. Ahh, the rain just started so I don't have to go out and water my maple tree. I can be lazy for the rest of the evening. Tomorrow I have to go to work.
Wow, I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last wrote a blog entry. I wanted to slow down with my yard work and I have. I did spend some time cleaning up my small front yard last month. It was covered with weeds and roots. I filled 6 large black bags with stuff I pulled up. I'm planning flower beds for that area so I got a good start cleaning all that up.
This past weekend I spent some time using up some more of my concrete pavers. I put some more pavers at the bottom of the front steps to make a bigger walkway to the steps from the driveway and I also put four pavers down by the back steps for the BBQ grill. I still have 10 pavers left that I don't know what to do with. I can't believe I have placed over 100 pavers all around the house in different areas.
I found a wasp's nest under the heat pump unit outside that I had to spray last night. I hate wasps. I'm going to spray it again tonight just to make sure they are gone or dead.
The last couple of days I have been shopping on the internet for some decent boots to wear in the garden. My sneakers just aren't doing the job. There wasn't as big a selection as I had hoped there would be but I finally settled on a pair I found at Gemplers that should do nicely. They are Northern brand and they were only $27 (which beats the $90 Wellies that are advertised at some stores). I can't wait to get them.