There are weeds, like you know, your run of the mill dandelion that you pull out of your garden with ease…
and then there is this beast –
Yeah, it’s taller than me. And in truth it isn’t exactly a weed, we had some trees chopped down after an ice storm wreaked havoc on them, and these weird leftover trees keep trying to sprout up in it’s place. I’ve been chopping them down with this all summer…
Got to love the blisters on top of blisters I would have by the time I was done, ugh!
But no more wimpy clippers for me, check out my new Black & Decker 22″ Dual Action Blade Hedge Trimmer.
ARR ARR ARR! In case you couldn’t tell that was my “Tim the Tool Man Taylor” power tool grunting impression…
Home Improvement anyone?
No? Please tell me I wasn’t the only girl with the Tiger Beat poster of Jonathon Taylor Thomas (JTT for hardcore fans) plastered on my walls? ahem, ok then…
This month Ace Hardware challenged us to try something new that wasn’t our typical project. It was the perfect time to give this trimmer a try. It handled my mutant tree/shrub/un-killable weed like a champ –
I normally avoid the whole outdoor fall cleanup at all costs, so much so that I end up trying to do it too late in the spring when my new plants are shooting up and I have to try to trim the old dead stuff with a scissors…clearly my fancy new trimmer was a major upgrade!
Here’s my before – all my crazy messy dead plants leftover from summer that would normally hang out all winter-
And after they are all chopped down and cleaned up, ready for next spring.
I may be addicted now. I mean, it was really tempting to go all Edward Scissor Hands (how many more random 90’s references can I fit in this post?) and try to carve our boxwoods into swans or something, but the Mr. wasn’t too keen on the idea (he has no sense of adventure :)). They do look nice all trimmed up though.
What normally would take me hours in the spring literally took me minutes this past weekend! Leaving me time for the important stuff, like testing out my new hammock.
Yup, if you need me, I’ll be here :)
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