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Attack of the Yard Monsters - cetan
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Attack of the Yard Monsters
helloheather and I attacked the yard monsters this weekend, despite the heat. I trimmed the back bushes and she trimmed the bushes in the back flower bed. I also tried to pull up the monster crabgrass growing there. By monster, I mean crabgrass entities easily 5 foot in diameter. In fact, crabgrass isn't the right word; it was Pissed-Off-And-Looking-To-Cut-Someone-Grass. And by entities I do mean many.

I won most of the battles, but not the war.

The yard is a lot of work and helloheather and I are a bit overwhelmed with it all. We've decided to eliminate the dead-tree-turned-bird-feeder+pretty-things in the middle of the back yard (seen here: http://www.bernhard.us/photos/spring-2005/abk). I'm looking to get a tree trimming service out to pull this thing and grind the stump out as well and nice-ify our many living trees. I'm debating calling out an actual arborist to teach us how to best maintain the trees. It seems like knowing as much as possible about them would be a good thing in the long run, especially if it helps us determine which tree trimming service actually knows what they're doing and which just wants to cut stuff up.

All in all, it felt good to get out in the yard and work. Tonight we dump a bunch of lighter fluid on the clippings and have a little burn-fest.

Oh, and I found a dead ground squirrel in the yard. He's going to be on the funeral pyre.

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billwith2js From: billwith2js Date: September 12th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

wait!

don't pull that thing out of the ground just yet.

put a big glass sphere on it. make it look like something escher would do:

<img src=">http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/ital-bmp/LW268.jpg</img>
billwith2js From: billwith2js Date: September 12th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: wait!

cetan From: cetan Date: September 12th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: wait!

Brilliant. A damn brilliant idea.

It would be like my own "Cloud Gate" in my own yard!

helloheather From: helloheather Date: September 12th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: wait!

We'll call it "Rob Gate". And when people ask about it, I will direct all questions to you. :)
redsox_becky From: redsox_becky Date: September 13th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
We had tons of problems with our grass and weed mixture (too much weed, practically no grass)...anyway, we hired Chemlawn by Trugreen (or is it the other way around I forget which is the company and which is the process) to come out a spray 5 times a summer for one and a half summers - it made a HUGE difference. We actually have lush green grass. It was money well spent to update our lawn.
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