We had an inch or more of rain in the city on Saturday, and with the dry summer months behind us* gardeners can now certainly curtail the watering of their lawns and other greenery. The leaves are coming down from my neighbor’s big maple tree and I sweep them up every weekend. That way I have enough room in the yard waste bin every week – and I don’t have to go out and buy 25 giant yard waste paper bags, the way I had to one year when I waited until Thanksgiving !
*Yes, it rains a lot less in summer in Seattle. Check out the little graphic : only 0.7 and 0.9 inches on average for all of July and August.