We have 2 acres and this past year, we only started out with a push mower, so we were just NoT going to push the whole thing. About 1/2 of an acre was mowed and we let the rest just grow up.
Well, it was actually kinda fun. There were flowers and critters (mostly the buggy type) and a trillion butterflies. The down side was when it died it looked like arse.
I'd mulled over for months how to get it trimmed back, and finally decided that burning it was going to be the solution. I worried tho, because some of it was really high, and would it get out of hand? I didn't want my house to catch on fire or something. LOL.
Gene reassured me it was not going to get out of hand. We set out a plan of attack and decided we would section it off in pieces according to which direction the wind was blowing.
1.5 hours later and I'm surrounded on 2 sides by crispy-ness.
I was most worried about my 5-6 trees. Again, he assured me the trees wouldn't burn up, and I assured him the fire department goes to tree fires on a semi-regular basis. (although I don't think I'd call them out for a 6 foot tree - but I'd sure be pissed off).
My trees made it ok, after I went around and pulled all the grass out from around them. Or maybe that had nothing to do with it, but it made me feel better anyway.
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