Archive for September 29th, 2012

Tour Easy + BOB YAK Trailer = Cargo Hauling

Friends of ours planted a few dozen Liriope spicata as a border around their nicely trimmed flower garden. This did not work out well, as the stuff spreads like a weed and duplicated beyond their wildest imagination. However, this part of the description caught our attention:

No serious diseases or pests occur for creeping lilyturf. […]¬†Lilyturf is reported to have little wildlife value.

Translation: nothing kills the stuff¬†and deer don’t eat it. Sounds like exactly what we need for the section of the front yard that slopes down to the road, where mowing poses a threat to life & limb.

We said we’d take it, they dug it out and bagged it, I hitched up the bike trailer, and we paid them a visit:

YAK Bike Trailer - 55 lb of grass

YAK Bike Trailer – 55 lb of grass

They’re a few miles off the south end of the Dutchess Rail Trail, which is (by definition) pretty much dead flat and made the trip a lot easier: that load of grass added up to 55 pounds! They dropped off a few bags on their next trip past our house, which tells you how much they wanted to get rid of it.

I wielded the post-hole digger to prepare about 100 sites, shook the dirt off the existing grass roots to backfill the holes, we divided the new clumps by chopping them with a shovel, and a day later we had everything installed and watered down:

Liriope spicata planting

Liriope spicata planting

I’m liking it already…