This is sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ryobi ONE+ Outdoor Tools.
Each evening when I return home from work I make my annual pilgrimage through the jungle to our mailbox. I dodge invading evergreen bushes that try to trip me as walk down the stairs. Once I pass that obstacle I must duck quickly to avoid getting wacked in the head by the stray evergreen tree branch. Eventually, I safely make it to the mailbox, only to have to retrace my steps for the return trip to the front door. It’s been an adventure to say the least.
When we moved, I knew our yard needed work, but I wasn’t prepared for all the shrubs that would need pruning. I think the people that lived here before us had an unnatural love for evergreen bushes. There are over 20 in our new yard and not a single one as been shaped or pruned since spring. I was starting to feel a little claustrophobic from this evergreen invasion.
However, being that we were still unpacking, the temperatures were over 100 degrees and the multitude of TO DO lists that were ruminating in my head this outdoor invasion had to wait.
But now fall is here and it’s time. Time to get revenge on the invaders who impede my mailbox journey. Taming the jungle wasn’t going to be easy and as I stood in the yard staring down my nemesis I realized I had no idea where to begin.
This whole hedge-taming thing was something new to me, I’m pretty good with a toilet brush, but wielding a hedge trimmer was a whole different ballgame. Luckily the team at Ryobi Outdoors offered to help. They sent over one of their brand new ONE+ Hedge Trimmers. It’s cordless and runs on a rechargeable battery the perfect outdoor tool for a novice like myself.
Eventually, I took the first step, because after almost receiving a pair of scraped knees from our troublesome invaders I was ready for my revenge. Once I got the hang of it, I really liked it. It felt so empowering to hold a power tool and be able to ditch our Outdoor TO DO list all on my own. Now I only have 15 more evergreens to go…wish me luck.
The Nitty Gritty: This is a sponsored post by Ryobi ONE+ Outdoor Tools and I was compensated for my time by Ryobi ONE+ Outdoor Tools. However, all thoughts, opinions and love of power tools are all my own.