This is the oak tree that sits in the middle of my mother’s yard.
And a symbol of all that is good and right with the plant world.
Every year beautiful leaves fill these branches and shade the yard and provide shelter from the harsh Texas sun.
All those leaves? They fall to the ground and cover every square inch of the yard. They stack up behind the bench on the porch and the corner of the house and the edge of the beds. And the best part? They bring their acorn friends with them. Hundreds and hundreds of acorns fall and cover the yard and all the flower beds. You literally cannot walk one inch without stepping on one. It’s like a couple of acorns showed up and they brought their family tree.
No pun intended.
My mother tries to keep up. Truly, she does. But those leaves and those acorns? They require expert help. As so, today I’m teaming up with one of my favorite sponsors, Greenworks, to clean out the flower beds in my mother’s yard and celebrate spring by giving away three $300 Lowe’s gift cards.
Here are my mother’s flower beds.
See what I mean?
You probably thought the acorns were the mulch.
Most of the leaves and acorns were already cleaned out of the yard.
But the flower beds?
They needed a little help.
They have random leaves tucked up underneath the bushes and around the edges of the house.
And on her front porch.
These are extra leaves that blew up here from the flower beds with all the winds we’ve had lately.
The goal is to get all these leaves and acorns cleaned out of the beds so we can help with spring planting and put down new mulch.
It’s kind of like cleaning up your house before you get new furniture.
It’s so easy to use because there are no cords and no messy gas because it runs on a 2.5 AH Battery. We charged it up before we used it and it never needed to be charged the entire time we used it on the yard. It actually can run up to 45 minutes on low speed if the battery is fully charged.
It was so easy to start with a simple push button and weighs less than 8 pounds, so it’s super lightweight.
The handle made it so easy to carry and it blew the leaves right out of the bed.
It really worked well to clean all the leaves out of the bed.
And the best part?
It loosened up all the acorns, too and made them so much easier to clean up.
We then took a broom and dustpan and just swept up all the loose acorns out of the flower beds.
My mother’s flower beds look like this.
And her front porch looks like this.
My mother is going to be so happy when she gets home from work.
We’re surprising her.
I knew the flower beds were bothering her and I didn’t want her to worry. I think she was fretting about the leaves and the acorns and wasn’t sure how she was going to take care of it all.
The flower beds are springy and clean and happy and acorn-free.
At least until next year. 🙂
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