Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nate makes short work of the dead Sasa with the backhoe on the New Holland

However, no good deed goes unpunished....Apparently there are issues with the hydraulics on this rig and now we have to maybe have a cylinder rebuilt. Well, at least the collection looks better for the cleanup. We, Nathan actually, cut back 75% of this planting and killed the cutback area with herbicide. The plan is to trench around the remaining clump, install root barrier, cleanup the excavation and enjoy the new look.

I've never been crazy about this species. If you look at enough gardens in the area, you come across it regularly but not frequently. It feels like it wasn't maybe sold retail but was included in an occasional upscale design/installation. I must admit that it looks good as a backdrop to Ann Collins' Panda and maybe it isn't the look of it that turns me off, but the awareness that it's either a potential or an actual problem.

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