I just checked the weather forecast, and it doesn't look like the rain will let up any time soon. As beautiful as Oregon can be, I sometimes wish it didn't rain quite so much. I guess I could just get used to gardening in the rain. We do almost everything in the rain anyway. It would be nice to get the grass dry, so I can mow it and have a yard that doesn't look like someone abandoned it to the elements. I'd also really like to lay down some of the black plastic that I purchased this morning, so that in six weeks I can have a section of my yard that I can plant my lavender.
My poor lavender. My poor plants. They've all been relegated to grow in meagerly sized pots.
I don't plan on doing much to my yard this year other than planting the lavender. This fall I'll be cutting the crab grass and weeds down as far as I can go and laying heavy black plastic over the top and leaving it until next Spring. I got the idea from a friend, who said it reduced her lawn to nothing but dirt, which is ultimately my goal. I want to start new, and I'd rather deal with unsightly black plastic for several months than fighting the weeds with Round-Up. We'll see how it works out.