Monday, July 06, 2009

Takin' Out the Grass

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.


  1. I like soaker hoses...but the 'guvmit' here says not to use them when they decide to restrict water use. But then I don't much care what the guvmit says anyway. I am thinking about setting up a 'trickle' irrigation system in all of my plant and veggie beds this winter. We get sufficient rain in the summer months...hell, too much rain in the summer but way too little the rest of the year and this damn sand will not hold water long so I have to water plants just about every day eight months out of the year. Good thing I have a good well...

  2. Anonymous12:02 AM

    Hello Nancy, Fellow Houstonian and Texan. I'm an east ender, almost in channelview. We have a garden at my dad's and if it we didn't have a well it would be toast by now. I've been reading your blog for a couple of weeks and just wanted to say hi.


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