Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gardening: Cleaning up the Palm Trees in Our Front Yard

Last night, I decided to tackle some of the palm trees in our front yard. They had years' worth of dead fronds on them. You can see them hanging near the top of the fence here:

treebefore


So I got out my ladder and went to work. It took about twenty minutes to pull them all down, and another few minutes to load them into the composting bin.

tree and corners 013 

Afterwards, the palms looked much better! And, now we won't have to clean up a big old mess the next time we have a storm.

Here is the front of the house again. I'm going to have to get those "sucker" vines off of the pink crapemyrtle in front of the wall sometime soon.:

treeafter

1 comment:

Liz said...

Looks much better! We have quite a few bushes that need to be trimmed. We purchased an electric clipper last month but haven't gotten around to any trimming.