I had a busy weekend! I spent a lot of time cutting wood, and carrying some of it up the hill to our house, and stacking it. I also got the ladder out and cleaned out our gutters. I stopped at Home Depot and looked at some gutter covers. They carry something called Leaf Guard Plus. It cost about a $1 a foot. I searched for reviews but couldn’t find much at all about them. I am not even sure whether they will work for my gutters, or are designed to fit the PVC gutters that Home Depot sells. I am going to check Lowes as well.
I had been checking out a product called Gutterstuff. It seems like a great idea, but I think they charge too much! You can’t get through the comany directly, but only through the distributers who have monopolys for their areas which are statewide. The local distributor gave me a price of something close to $10 a foot (not even installed). I found another distributor in another area that gave a price of $5 something a foot. I have relatives in that area so I could have them ship there. But $5 a foot seems kind of pricey for the product. I have about 144 feet of gutters to do. The product is basically just a long chunk of foam diagnally cut down the middle. There are a few similar competitor products, but the BIG BOX stores don’t carry them.
I also worked last night ripping out two of my three raised bed gardens. The best luck I had was when I only had one 4×12 foot bed. I added two more, but then it took too much tiem to tend them. Now I need the space to stack three full cords of wood I am having delivered on Sunday.