DESPITE THE RAIN, THE DROUGHT IS FAR FROM OVER. Hopefully there is more water to come, but drought is not done with us. Plan ahead for the long-term - if you are thinking of new plants, consider drought-tolerant plants such as native plants, succulent and other low-water plants.
EROSION may be a problem if we see more intense downpours amidst all the fire-related clearance people have done. Consider a rain garden, or installing wattles for erosion control. For more information on flooding and our watersheds, check out the Marin Watersheds site.
TIME FOR MAINTENANCE: Fall is a good time to maintain and clean your tools, but maybe not with bleach! For those of you who want to dig deeper into garden myths, check out this myth-busting website for more.