Sadly I haven't invited anybody over to my property this summer or last to swim or lounge with us on the patio because I'm embarrassed.
Yes, I'm embarrassed for having let my property run wild with overgrowth that I had no time to manage for the past two years, plus the severity of damage I experienced last year with the tropical storm Irene.
When it came time to either wait until I became entangled in a jungle of my own making or face the problem head on, I chose the latter, but only armed with professional help.
After all, that's what landscape services are around for, right?
The accompanying video shows how big a job it was and why I couldn't possibly have tackled it on my own.