I've been delaying repainting garage wall because plants grow right up
to the wall.
Nabe painter suggested I slide plastic sheeting down behind the
plants. Tried it, but
clumsy and difficult for short person. Any other suggestions?
What kinds of plants? Hedges? When we painted our condo, we tied up
hedges to keep them from touching walls. I used strips cut from old
panty hose - nice and soft so they don't damage plants. Strips cut from
plastic bags work as well. Paint splatters probably won't hurt most
plants, but might make them homely for a while, so cover with a tarp
when ready to paint. A tarp left on too long in hot sun can cause burn
to the plants....
On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 04:39:18 -0700 (PDT), Higgs Boson
I've slid a sheet of 1/4" ply or masonite between the wall and the
plants, then pulled it back to give some clearance and held it with a
couple of long stakes driven into the ground. Once you have some
clearance, it's easy enough to cover them with a canvas drop cloth if
you need to.
Thanks, Paul - that comes closest to meeting my needs.
Appreciate all the other input, however!
These are not hedges; they are plants that (I think) could handle
the weight of a sheet of lumber to push them away from the
wall. I might not even need thestakes, if lumber is heavy
enuff. But I hate to buy a sheet just for that <g> Will think
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