Many of us know that few things in life are more wonderful than the outdoors. There is just something about the air on a sunny summer day with a breeze, a cool spring morning, or a crisp and clear fall day. Even those nice days of winter can be enjoyable.
We also — most of us — know the joy of beautifying our home, our creations, and ourselves. We feel the accomplishment of having done something productive, but without the stress of having gone to work.
If you are like many people, and you both enjoy being outside and love to get something productive done that will make your home more beautiful, then you may already know the joy of yard care.
Our yards are not just the plots of land that house our houses. They are the interfaces between our homes and the world outside. They are what people see first when they pull into our driveways or walk their dogs past our homes. They are liminal spaces — neither fully private nor fully public — and as such they offer us a great opportunity to make the inner life of our homes open to the eye of the neighborhood.
Yards are also a great opportunity to be creative. Professional landscapers know this well — there is so much you can do with a yard, so many decisions you can make, so many options, so much to consider. And all of those things are in your control. You can treat your yard as an opportunity to express yourself and to find the same kind of joy that painters find when they look at a canvas.
Your yard is a canvas. Its primary purpose is not to buffer you, protecting you from the outside like a moat; principally, a yard is an opportunity — its primary purpose is to be created, manicured, and attended to. It is supposed to look great and invite visitors, taking them on a bit of a journey through your creation. It is a reflection of you and how you think and feel about where you live.
A yard needs to be attended to — that is what it is there for. But attention is not always something that is demanded; sometimes attention is given willingly out of love and care. When you attend to your lawn you expose its potential to be beautiful, to help you express yourself, and to calm your mind (or stimulate your outdoor activities).
Whatever the case, the act of attending to your yard is not work. It may be difficult, but it is too joyful, too fun, and too creative to be like the job you go to during the week. So, pick up your hedge trimmer, grab a pair of sunglasses, and find the joy of garden care.
Best Hedge Trimmer for Tall Hedges
If you want to foster your creative side, enjoy a beautiful day, and beautify your garden then you may already be thinking of attending to your yard by trimming your hedges. You are well prepared for small hedges, but what do you do about those tall hedges in your yard — the ones that you haven’t manicured since you last had your family visit from across the country 6 years ago?
What do you do when you need to trim your hedges, but you can’t reach them with a standard hedge trimmer (or you can’t reach them without risking life and limb)? If you are like many of us, you don’t want to call someone in and pay them to do this for you, but you may also be wondering how to it yourself — both effectively and safely.
Long Reach Hedge Trimmers
Enter long reach hedge trimmers. There are trimmers designed specifically for this task. They have very long poles that allow you to reach places you simply wouldn’t be able to with a standard trimmer. Now you can stand firmly on the ground, in safety, and reach up to those high hedges.
With a long reach, pole hedge trimmer, you can spend that beautiful afternoon enjoying taking care of your yard and you can be sure to stay safe doing it. No precarious ladders needed.
If you haven’t yet found the joy of yard care, this is a great time to start. Think of how great your high hedges will look once they are properly manicured.
Read our pole hedge trimmer buying guide.