The nice thing is that this amount of upkeep is easy for me to do each morning. It's not too overwhelming that it seems like a chore. I like seeing the changes to come by day-by-day. I suspect those will slow down once the quick-growing plants like the daffodils and lilies are done with their spring show, but I hope there will be something to keep my interest most mornings.
If nothing else, I can always throw the ball for the dog. She loves that.