Why? 'Cause I don't have much time this morning, would love to do just this, and I helped my lawn guy and a helper weed a witch of a bed yesterday. Then, I'll have you know, we laid at least 4 inches of mulch on top...and may do more later.
At this point, it's not a question IF we'll be on water restrictions soon, but when. To that end, 'Pup and I are laying soaker hose (I know, not the latest tech--but cheap, and effective), where and when we can on a lot of the beds.
It's been so hot and so dry (esp for Houston), that I'm working just to keep things alive till it rains again..which it MIGHT do this week. We'll see.