1)The weeds will start sprouting again in the bed we just cleaned out. We need to get the newspaper down, the mulch around the shrubs, and the dirt in the open places and get the flowers planted before it all has to be weeded again.
2)If he cleans the deck on Mon, we can't stain/seal it until Wed. (have to wait two days before you apply the stain to allow the deck to dry), and then only if it's not supposed to rain again for a couple of days after the stain is applied. It's supposed to rain on Wed, and the long distance forcast doesn't give me enough info to see if I can do it the following weekend. Since nothing can be done around the deck until it's cleaned and stained, that will push off the planting. We're borderline on the planting right now anyway. I can't wait another two weeks to get plants in the ground, it will be getting too hot on too regular a basis. So, the decision was made to forego the pressure washing until after the growing season this year. We'll just call him back in to do it sometime around Oct. I don't really like that. I would have loved to see it all done, but it can't really be helped, not if we want some veggies this year.
After having made that decision earlier today, we began working in the front this afternoon after the house shadowed the beds we were going to be working on (no sense working in sunlight that'll just fry my pale skin to a crisp if I can possibly avoid it). We got all the newspaper and cardboard down, and put out almost all of the mulch (well, all of it we had-we were one bag short...ugh!). Tomorrow we'll put in the dirt and plant the flower seeds, then we'll work on the back beds.
I can't wait!!
I do have some photos, but I'll wait until I have a few more before I let you see everyone