Embarrassing State of My Landscape


Last year  my hubby decided to cut down the bushes we had growing in the front of the house.  They were old yews and holly bushes that were getting out of hand.  It would have taken some massive trimming to get them to fill out again.  Hubby hated them from the moment we moved in so it was finally time for them to die.  The only problem this created is that it left the earth underneath free and open for weeds to take over.  Since the stumps are still in place I cannot mow the area so it either has to be cleaned by hand or sprayed.  I just don’t have the time anymore to pull ALL the weeds by hand – I have a life filled with school, writing, product reviews, cleaning, cooking, laundry and caring for two young children.

When it comes to the spraying alternative I’ve never been much of a fan.  I don’t like spraying chemicals because of what side effects they may have on me, my kids and the environment as a whole, yet like with most people I lack time and energy to keep up with all the work that’s involved in weeding by hand.  I can’t afford to hire someone to come do it either.   The opportunity presented itself via BzzAgent to try a new product from AMDRO called the PowerFlex System.  It offers 4 different pesticide/herbicide treatment cartridges: Grass and Weed Killer, Lawn Weed Killer, Home Perimeter Outdoor Pest Control, Indoor Pest Control.  I received all 4 and am mostly excited about using the Grass and Weed Killer in the landscape closest to my home.   The Home Perimeter Outdoor Pest Control spray will be useful this year also fending off ants, wasps and spiders. . . I hope.  Already there are large and small ants coming into the home.

This is what I received in the box:


After a cursory reading of the instructions I like the fact that the concentrates are NOT to be mixed in the tank.  They screw onto the top of the tank and mix with WATER in the tank within the nozzle.  Save time, save concentrate, save money. Cool.  I’m looking forward to seeing how it works.

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this publication.  A full size sample of AMDRO Powerflex™ was received via BzzAgent for review.  Opinions expressed here are my own and based on my experiences with the product.

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