2010-03-29 yard work & a new weedeater
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Linda and I haven't had the time or energy to get
outdoors lately. Weather hasn't been cooperative. Sunday
she prayed that we'd have the energy to work outside today. Her
prayers were answered. Today, we were both full of energy and the
weather was sunny
Our sweet daughter-in-law, Andrea, gave us a
flower. It was so pretty we put it on the front porch to greet
family and friends as they arrive. It got us thinking more
about how much attention our yard needs.
I have two weed trimmers, a
small, crook-neck trimmer, and a powerful straight-neck trimmer.
Problem is, the straight-neck trimmer has given me trouble since I
bought it in 2006. It's never run more than 30 minutes without
shutting down. After that you couldn't beg it to start.
I've had several people look at it including the
dealer. None have been able to find and fix the problem.
The folks at Dixie Outdoor
Equipment came to the rescue. They took my old 22cc Shindawai
trimmer in trade and gave me a powerful new 26.5cc Red Max that takes a
brush cutter blade as well as a commercial weed eater spool. It's
a commercial grade trimmer with a 2 year warranty.
I had a lot of yard
work done a few months back. It's rained so much since then that
the work was never finished. So there are places where lots of
roots protrude from the ground amongst the weeks. I was amazed at how effective the blade
was amongst roots and thick weeds.
The Red Max bush blade sliced through the roots along with the weeds
almost as if they weren't there.
While I was busy with the new weed eater, Linda was busy pruning trees
and shrubs. Here's what her roses looked like last summer.
She really trimmed them back this
time. You can see them in the
distance behind the tree and to the right of the pool. The tree
in front is a crape myrtle. We have several of them in our front
yard and one in the back. Linda pruned the crape myrtles and
thinned them well.
Crape Myrtles have a beautiful flower. Here's a photo we took of
one last summer.
We had large pampas grass which we moved several months ago
and planted them along the property line.
We haven't done much with Linda's day lillies I bought her
for her birthday last August except plant and weed them. She
weeded them the other day, so this time I bought some extra
pine straw mulch.
I got extra mulch so we would have enough for all the trees in the
front yard. After I unloaded it Linda spread it out while I was
cutting thick limbs with the chain saw and hauling wheel barrow loads
to the back yard for burning.
That concludes today's broadcast, kiddies. Tune in tomorrow, same
time, same station, for another exciting episode of "Ron & Linda's
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