Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines !
Some homeowners though prefer the do-it-yourself approach , wielding several pieces of gasoline power equipment to tame their postage stamp sized lawns and yards . I watched dumbfounded from my front porch bench as two small Loropetalums were subdued into even smaller cubes with a very loud gas hedger. This took a remarkably long time,particularly for a result that was not remotely attractive. I have no doubt that I could have done the same thing in about 5 minutes with my Corona hedge shears. At least the perpetrator was wearing hearing protection. I however, was not.
Ok, I feel better now.