I have a plan now. Itís good to have a plan, because then you can hold yourself accountable for sticking to the plan. Since this is a plan for landscape maintenance, weíll just have to see how far I go with it. But a plan is a plan, whether you actually implement it or not.
This is a new plan, because the old plan wasnít working. The old plan was to do as much mowing as I could during the weekend, and then either pull weeds by hand or use the cordless trimmer during the week. The flaw in this plan was that I couldnít do enough mowing at one time. Two days a week wasnít going to be enough time to push the mower all the way through the big back yard. Ever.
Besides, there was always some reason I couldnít take time to mow on Saturday. Or if I could do it Saturday, I couldnít do it Sunday. So here I am mowing a tiny patch of weeds every weekend, while in the meantime the rest of the yard was growing back.
It was a losing battle with no victory in sight. Probably the president knows how I was feeling.
The new plan incorporates elements of the old plan, but the weekday routine is different. This reflects the fact that I was pretty much bailing on doing anything during the week anyway. So far Iíve stuck to the new plan for two whole days in a row, so Iím guardedly optimistic. Yesterday and today Iíve used the mower to go over small patches, mostly areas that have been previously mowed. I think that if I donít try to overdo it at any one time, Iíll be more likely to stick with it.