I have been trying to catch up on the gardening that I haven't had time to do yet this spring. Normally, it's so dry here that weeding isn't such a big problem but this year we've had rain 4 out of 7 days so everything needs weeding.
I'm enjoying the rain and cooler weather as I come from a similar climate and this actually feels normal. I find constantly thirsty plants stressful, it's like you can feel the tension or something.
Of course, anytime I go out to work all the birds stop feeding and fly up to the lines and bushes where they sit waiting and making me feel guilty so that's my other excuse for not getting the yard work done. I don't want to stop them from eating in the morning when they're most hungry, or the evening when they need to fuel up before bed and then during the daytime when they are gone, it's too hot.
But the real reason I did this entry was to talk about lazy man gardening. In trying to keep up with the overwhelming amount of stray weeds trying to claim the driveway and walkway we began using vinegar.
If you have any other methods, I'd love to hear about them.