Ricard_Persson wrote:Wow, spiraled shrubs. I've never had the balls to pull it off. Impressive, and good luck maintaining them. Was the previous owner an old person?
I think you have a ticket now to go buy a hedge trimmer at the Stihl store and no one can complain about the money spent.
the previous owner was an electrician...not that old though. I'm not certain where the spiralled shrubs came from. Oddly, the rest of the lawn if garbage in the front (the back yard is fine.) From old pictures, I think the old owners got rid of some very mature trees and then covered up the stumps with landscaping. If you can suggest any products for rescuing the lawn next year, I'm all ears.
then again, it may have have been that he got favours for electricking things and that's how the house got landscaped... they buried a huge stump per google maps (which is fine by me. It's not close to the house.)
I will be keeping an eye out for stihl dealer days
(TM) but I also have an uncle who has recently downsized from 2.5 acres to an apartment and so have at least a lawnmower coming my way. That said, I'm not certain I have the skill to maintain the spiral.
in regards to the japanese maples... I figure I will try and let them grow all gangly like. I just have to figure out where I can plant my garden next year (tomatoe varieties, cukes, flowers, herbs and such....)
I figure I'll hand prune the maples... may be see how tall I can get one of em.... then agian... this is always an option: