Posts Tagged: landscaping

Endlessly redundantly repeating ad infinitum

Okay, barring a brain-melting incident in the political spectrum, this blog begins its inevitable turn to the sole province of Halloween and all its associated circumstances. That means day-by-day updates on my preparations for my Dead Thing Driveway and progress towards my annual Halloween BBQ and development of this year’s Halloween goody bags. In other… Read more »

It’s feasible!

  Just returned from my brain session with Glen at Home Depot and the planogram for the Halloween driveway takeover is doable! Based on in-stock materials, I can construct a “wall”, currently envisioned as 10′ x 4′, and then load that up with black mulch. It should be a great back-breaker exercise, giving me renewed… Read more »

Shaken, not stirred

Ah, the stability of the printed word. I was working hard on the front landscape this morning, caparisoned in my usual landscape gear: long sleeve shirt, jeans, junky shoes, glasses, face mask and hat. Today was a particularly nice morning, low 70’s (albeit high humidity). I began working on my long-overdue trimming, pruning and yanking… Read more »

The record shows, I took the blows

And the blows win. Long ago I posted a tirade about my evil oak tree and its daily dumpings on my front patio.  That’s the injury. More than once a month, I get the insult added to my travails.  The landscapers for the development go through and beautify the place (cutting grass, trimming edges and pruning… Read more »

Rooting out the problem

For some reason, the only “altercations” I have had with my homeowner’s association over the 16+ years living here have been around trees and landscaping. I pay my fees on time, do the repainting, cleaning and fixing without complaint.  But come green stuff, welp we just don’t see leaf to leaf. Previous posts have detailed… Read more »