Trimming bushes in Florida

On The Swamp, Fla.-(6/11/2017)-Had to do a little cleaning over the weekend. It's hurricane season and I wanted to make sure all the loose branches and limbs were removed.

Bamboo was growing out of the swamp. The big bushes needed to be trimmed back a bit.  The neighbor's oak tree was almost touching the roof of my house. What a mess!

I've priced what it costs tree people to come in and cut stuff down. Too much for the budget. I called in some help. The promise of free food got Josh and Paul over with a big ladder. I pulled out my chain saw and we were in business.

The limbs and branches were falling in no time. My yard was full of debris. The chain saw took care of that. The thunderstorms were moving in just as the boys were wrapping up and I was firing up the grill.

Now is a good time to get those loose limbs out of the way before something big comes this way. I'm still hoping for a light hurricane season, but you've got to be ready.

Photo by Steve Hall