There's a certain attitudinal curve that applies to those of us who do yard and garden work: It starts high in the spring and gets very low about this point in the year. (Blame it on heat, humidity, and the lost sense of novelty . . . ) Yet the maintenance needs go on and on. Can we make peace with landscape maintenance? Maybe. See this article on "Thoughtful Yardening" in The Day/Zip06. If you have trouble with the link, see the attachment below.