Cleaning Up After Trimming Bushes

October 18, 2019

Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - off they goI decided to do a little tree trimming in my yard and once I got finished I had a whole lot of limbs in several areas of my yard. It was going to take several trips to get them all moved to my dump pile. In the past I would have dragged a handful of limbs (all that I could get in one hand) to my dump site.


Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - branches lying under trees

Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - another pile of branches

Then I had an idea!! I'm sure someone else has thought of this before, but I was amazed at how easy and quickly I could clean up these limbs using a simple 20ft rope.Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - length of rope


I took one limb at a time and ran the rope through the "Y" in the branch, stacking the limbs on top of each other.Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - looping rope through the Y of a branch


I threaded the rope through all my limbs, placing the small stuff in between the big pieces so they were sandwiched in. Once I had all the limbs roped in, all I had to do was pull it to my dump site and pull the rope out!Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - cinched up

Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - off they go
Easy Tree Limb Clean Up - rope on top of dump pile with new addition

I was so impressed with myself at how easy and quick this was I just had to share it!

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September 13, 2018

I trimmed some low lying limbs on our pecan tree and thought about Hurricane Florence that is predicted to bring devastation to North Carolina and South Carolina. There is going to be a mess of debris left to clean up.

Use a Baby Pool to Cleanup Yard Debris - pool loaded with tree branches

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May 21, 2007

Don't like to trim bushes because it's messy? Try this method. Put an old sheet under the bush you need to trim. Make sure it's all the way around the bush. Trim your bush as usual.

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October 10, 2007

Before trimming your bushes, place a king size "old" blanket or sheet under the bush you are going to trim (making sure you cover all the way around the bush and then some.

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