Yesterday I showed you the tools used by the professional tree and hedge contractors to finish the job I started, that being trimming the neglected cedar hedge down to size.
Before they left, I asked them to also tackle one additional aspect of the cedar hedge which had come to be an annoyance.
The picture below is from between my house and my neighbours taken right before they started their task.
What bothered me was the very first cedar plant of the hedge was too close to the gate to our back yard.
Each time I had to go through the gate with our lawn mower (yes, the one in the same solar charged electric battery cordless self-propelled lawn mower), it was a struggle getting past that first cedar plant.
So, in looking at the situation I asked them to simply cut that first cedar down to the ground to get rid of it.
Sure, it would result in the starting point of the cedar hedge looking a little bare for a couple of years. However, the cedar branches will grow back in time yet still not be in my way when I needed to go through that gate.
Curious about what they did with all of the cut cedar? Well, they came equipped with a chipper device which very quickly cut all the cedar branches into wood chips.
I asked them what they did with the chips. They told me that they give it to a horse farm for the trails. I like that; recycling of the cedar chips.
So, that brings us to the end of our efforts to get control back over our neglected cedar hedge on the one side of our back yard.
The hedge is now nicely shaped allowing me to easily maintain it for years to come; as long as I actually do take action each year to maintain it. Here is a picture of the cedar hedge hear our back yard deck.
Sure, the top part looks a little bare with the exposed branches, but they will be covered over in time by new cedar leaves.
Until next time.
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