Well, more precisely, we shots represent parts 1 and part 2 of what we hope is a three step process.
The first step was removing a bunch of Juniper bushes from the area below. There were two types — one that grew a little higher and one that grew a little closer to the ground — and we whacked them all.
You can see the results of step 1 below.
As you can see above, when we whacked a bunch of Junipers, it left a bunch of Juniper stumps. Sweet Wife and I spent the better part of a day digger up the stumps. This was not a fun day.
Step 1 also involved using the excavator and removing about 30 Dwarf Yaupon shrubs, but this happened a day after this picture was taken. You can see some of these shrubs in the picture above.
Step 2 simply involved spreading pine straw over the area.
We would have preferred to re-plan the area, but weather is still too hot right now, so we spread the pine straw to make the homeowner’s association happy.
Step 3 will hopefully come soon. This will involve replanting the area with some shrubs and flowers.
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