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BHON Bush Watch 2001!!!

Ahhh...Spring time is finally upon us! After yet another long, dreary winter, the anticipation of warm weather, backyard parties, and beer at the patio bars grows with each day.

Of course, with the coming of spring we begin to notice much work to be done, especially in the area of bush maintenance. During the winter months, dormant bush can take on a straggly, unkempt appearance. Not only does this serve to decrease the value and enjoyment of your exterior regions, but can also serve as a breeding ground for critters big and small. In many cases, dense bush should never be penetrated without protective head gear!

Maintaining overgrown bush need not be a chore. In fact, it can become a rather enjoyable pastime for everyone involved. Over the coming weeks, we hope to illustrate the many methods of bush maintenance, demonstrating the safe and correct ways of taming wild winter bush.

Whether you prefer a simple trimming, a complete removal, or wish to try something artistic, the BHON Bush Watch is the place to find the information to make the most of your bush!

Stay tuned for our first installment...coming soon!!!

BHON Bush Watch 2001 Tips Section: Before & After pictures welcome!

Anonymous contribution #1:

Okay, first you would have to take a very careful
observation of the area in question. Be sure to know
the particular site inside and out.

Second, before proceeding, trim any excess growth to
ensure a nice clean appearance.

Third, be sure to finely dust the entire area in

WHOA! I'm crying in my pants!

Case Study #2:

The following photos taken by BHON Professor of Oral Studies, during a bush maintenance session at his suburban West St. Catharines home.

Here, we see an example of how an overgroun bush can potentially block what can be a rather breathtaking view. With proper maintenance, both bush and surrounding area can live together in harmony to be enjoyed by all.

After trimming, we can see excess bush neatly piled for subsequent disposal.

Finally, the trimmed bush is bagged for easy removal. It is always important to note that bags and bush often go together.