For as many years as I have lived at this house, I have wanted the junipers pulled out of the yard. People call them spider traps. They trap lots of other things, too! Our hedge was in front of our house- 60 Enormous FEET LONG! It blocked our view of the road- that’s not so bad. It blocked our view of traffic approaching as we tried to pull out of the drive way – that’s bad!
It harbored a stray cat who somehow made a tunnel through half of it. It trapped our dog cuz he was trying to chase the cat. It collected about a dozen beer cans, soda bottles, a pair of underwear, a third-grader’s homework (see the dog didn’t eat it- the junipers did!) – and more items of trash.
The funniest blog about removing detestable juniper hedges is here:
Warning: You will be singing Donovan's song, "Jennifer Juniper", after reading it!
But, I digress...
We finally hired a neighbor to drive over with his backhoe and pull those wretched things out!
Then, he piled them in the back so we could shred them. It took 5 people 8 hours to get these junipers shredded.
We now have several loads of shredded bark for our shrub beds! And I have a new project to design and plant in the bare front yard. Now, I can see the traffic when I pull out of my driveway! Thank goodness!