The last two winters have been hard on our bushes, trees and plants, and to be perfectly honest, this year, we've been rather lazy about doing any yardwork that hasn't been cutting the lawn or mulching some beds.
But a few of the put-on bushes just finally up and died and while it was fine to leave them bare for this Winter, it would be just as easy to get rid of them.
Alas, these were not just taking clippers and trimming them down. No - this required at least a ZawSaw. A high powered saw with thin blades that are very very very sharp.
The plan was to knock them all out in one day. But the first one ended up being so extensive and so much larger than it actually looks, it took us just that day to do it.
So with 710 away, I tackled the other three by my lonesome, because - butch!
The bigger takeaway was that I didn't cut off any of my own limbs. Knowing this was a
It went swimmingly, though my hands are a little sore. The saw really kicks and vibrates. They don't make it easy to hold the trigger (?) down. I'm sure that helps with people not having accidents, but it takes some effort to get through a thick branch...........let alone multiple ones.
I guess in the next week or two we will really have to start winterizing: storm windows and doors installed, hoses detached and stored, etc. I am so not looking forward to that. Hopefully we will have a few good weeks before we have to start that - but it is a busy few weeks and weekends for both of us, so it might have to wait a little bit.
Now, if only I could hold off Winter.
Song by: Dire Straits