With some heat expected over the next few days I though it wise to get into the Japanese Garden early Sunday morning.
Most of the leaves in the garden are dropped by the surrounding gum trees, with the exception being during autumn. Gum trees shed leaves year round but more so during the summer months to reduce the potential for even greater water loss.
There had also been a build up of bamboo leaves and litter at the Foot Street end of the garden which required reducing.
Of course the weeds always require attention as with most gardens!
Once the blower vac was used to pick up the remaining leaves it was time for the watering.
Whilst the automatic watering system is set to come on each day, it doesn't reach every part of the garden and a good soaking was in order ahead of the predicted severe heat.