Title:
E.E.Z.Z. weed eat free yard and fence stabilizer
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Several embodiments FIG. 1-29 that are made for fence lines, fence post and driveways, foundations, walkways or concrete structures that prevent the growth of grass, weeds, or other from growing underneath areas covered by pods with all having 5″ flat side on either one or both sides depending on property restrictions that allow user to run lawn mowers over flat portions so that after mowing is completed there is no weed eating required. These embodiments save lots of time, work, and lawn maintenance and also greatly enhance lawn or yard beauty for users.



Inventors:
Watson, Brad Alan (Monahans, TX, US)
Application Number:
12/082951
Publication Date:
07/30/2009
Filing Date:
04/16/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
52/173.1, 52/309.1
International Classes:
E04C1/00; E02D27/00
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Primary Examiner:
PEVARSKI, BENJAMIN J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Brad A. Watson (2901 South Helen Ave., Monahans, TX, 79756, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A new use compromising of high uv plastic that is ½″ thick and adjustable in width from 14″ wide to 17″ wide and comes in two pieces that connect together to create adjustable fence groove portion of fence pod, and these sections come in 8′ and 10′ lengths. This embodiment prevents the growth of grass, weeds or other from growing underneath areas covered by plastic fence pods.

2. This embodiment also consist of a 5″ flat side on both outside edges of pod when both pieces are connected together with ¼″ holes located every 3′ for spikes to be placed to stabilize fence pod.

3. This embodiment is also to contain a 2″ wide by 2½″ tall slope up portion with ⅛″ wire holes for wire to be placed to stabilize fence to fence pod on inside two portions of slope up. These wire holes are placed every 1′ apart.

4. A new use compromising of high uv resistant plastic that is ½″ thick and is made for property restricted use that also prevents the growth of grass, weeds, or other from growing underneath areas covered by fence pods.

5. This embodiment also has 5″ flat side on one side with 1′4″ spike holes for spikes to be placed to stabilize fence pods to surface of ground.

6. This embodiment shall also contain 2″ by 2½″ tall slope up portion with ⅛″ wire holes to wire fence to to stabilize wire or chain link to fence pods.

7. A new use compromising of high uv resistant plastic that is ½″ thick and made for the less costly application. This embodiment is also made to prevent the growth of grass, weeds, or other from underneath areas covered by fence pods.

8. this embodiment shall also have ¼″ spike holes every 3′ for spikes to be placed to stabilize fence pod to surface of ground. This embodiment is 14″ wide and also comes in 8′ and 10′ sections

9. A new use compromising of high uv resistant plastic that is ½″ thick and comes in two piece units that are made for 2″, 3″, and 4″×4″ post and are made to prevent the growth of grass, weeds, or other from growing underneath areas covered by fence post pods.

10. this embodiment also contains ⅛″ thick overlap portions with ¼″ spike holes for spikes to be placed to stabilize post pod to surface of ground.

11. A new use compromising of high uv resistant plastic that is ½″ thick and is designed for property restricted use that also prevents the growth of grass, weeds, or other from growing underneath areas covered by post pods.

12. This embodiment shall also have ⅛″ thick over lap portions with spike holes ¼″ diameter for spikes to be placed to stabilize post pod to surface of ground.

13. A new use compromising of high uv resistant plastic that is ½″ thick and is made to prevent the growth of grass, weeds or other from growing underneath areas covered by driveway or concrete structured objects that also prevents the growth of grass, weeds or other from growing underneath areas covered by driveway pods.

14. this embodiment shall also contain a 5″ flat side with ¼″ spike holes for spikes to be placed to stabilize driveway pod to surface of ground.

15. This embodiment shall also contain the 2″ by 2½″ tall slope up portion of driveway pod.

16. This embodiment shall also contain a ½″ wide drive lip for pod to be driven into ground along side driveway or concrete structure.

17. This embodiment shall also have a 7″ tapered edge to drive in along side concrete structure

18. A new use compromising of galvanized steel that is made to stabilize fence pods, post pods, and driveway pods to surface of ground by driving galvanized spike into ground.

19. this embodiment shall consist of a 10″ tapered shank with a ½″ drive head.

20. Soil grabbing hooks or prongs to grasp and stabilize spike when driven into ground.

21. A high UV resistant plastic elongated rectangular shaped comprising of adjustable center fence groove referred to as a fence pod, that is ½″ thick has a flat side on both sides and a slope up portion creating the fence groove that has tie down holes provided as well as spike holes for stabilizing fence pod under fence line. This fence pod also comes with property restricted use which comprises of a single flat side on one side and a slope up portion with a 2″ flat for fence to be placed on top of. This fence pod also comes in just a flat piece or section that has spike holes only. All three different fence pods come in lengths of 8′ and 10′ and are used as a means of preventing the growth of grass, weeds, or other from growing underneath the areas covered by the fence pods.

22. The fence pods of claim 1 to come in double sided fence line application consisting of an adjustable center fence groove with holes every 1′ apart to wire wire fences to to stabilize fence line bottom to fence pod.

23. The fence pods of claim 1 shall also come in restricted property line use with a single flat side and a slope up portion to butt against fence and a 2″ flat for fence to set on top of. These have spike holes on one side.

24. The fence pods of claim 1 to also come in a plain flat section that is 10″ wide and can adapt to both double sided fence applications or single sided property restricted applications that come with spike holes on both sides of fence pods.

25. A high UV resistant plastic that is also rectangular shaped that shall be referred to as a post pod that is placed around fence post to prevent the growth of grass, weeds, or other from growing underneath areas covered by post pods. These pods are also made for double sided coverage as well as single sided coverage or property restricted use and also have corner post pods for fence line corners all having spikes and some coming in two piece design and also one piece design with spike holes.

26. The fence post pod of claim 5 to come in double sided and single sided applications with 2″, 3″, and 4×4 post design or cut outs.

27. A high UV resistant plastic rectangular shaped with a 6″ lip pointing vertically down that is used as a means of driving into ground the shape we will refer to as driveway and foundation pod. This pod provides a drive lip that is ½″ wide over vertical 6″ lip that is used as a means to provide area where pod can be hammered along side of concrete structure with rubber hammer. These pods also have spike holes every 3′ and a flat side 4″ wide and also come in lengths of 10′ and 12′ lengths and have a spacer or gap cover made of ⅛″ plastic that is inserted inbetween sections when installed. These pods are also designed to prevent the growth of grass, weeds, or other from growing underneath areas covered by pods.

28. The driveway and foundation pod of claim 7 to also come with a spacer or gap cover that is placed inbetween two pods being connected when installed. These spacers are used as a means of preventing grass, weeds, or other from growing up through connected pieces of driveway pods.

29. A galvanized steel tapered rod with hooks referred to as a spike that has a ½″ drive head at one end and a point at the other with soil grabbing hooks placed along the shank of the spike. These spikes are used as a means of stabilizing all fence pods, post pods, and foundation pods firmly to the surface or ground and are 10″ in length and ¼″ diameter tapered down to a point.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCED TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims the benefit of provisional application Ser. No. 61/062,468 filed Jan. 28, 2008 by present inventor.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

Not Applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND

1. Field of Invention

This invention relates to home or business lawn presentation and care or maintenance of lawns around fences, driveways, walk-ways, or foundations.

2. Prior Art

Home and businesses to present date have many different options in taking care or maintaining their lawns. There are push mowers or riding mowers that cut the grass, and then weed eaters to trim around fences, trees, and driveways or foundations. This invention makes the trimming around fences, driveways, foundations and walkways, as well as flower beds completely unnecessary as with the installation of this invention basically all you do is mow your lawn. Wheels on one side of mower will be placed on flat portion of fence pods, post pods, or driveway pods and as you mow the lawn all trimming necessary will be accomplished by the mowing of lawn. These pods not only prevent growth of grass under fence lines and around driveways and post but can also greatly enhance stabilization of all types of wire fences. These fence pods are also adjustable to accommodate any type of fence from wire fences to steel or wood.

SUMMARY

In accordance with the embodiment of this system which consist of fence pods, post pods, driveway and foundation pods user can make for a near totally weed eat free yard. The fence pods are adjustable to any type of fences and are also designed for property line restrictions as well as no restrictions. This system is relatively easy to install and will last for years of use as they are very durable. This embodiment not only saves user lots of hard work, but also greatly reduces the amount of time required to maintain lawns for home and business use. With this system installed on properties all you do is mow lawn with any type of mower and your done. These pods are to prevent the growth of grass or weeds from under fence lines and post, as well as around edges of concrete structures like driveways, foundations, and walkways.

DRAWINGS—FIGURES

FIG. 1 shows perspective view of no restriction double sided fence pod

FIG. 2 shows side view with how two pieces connect and adjust

FIG. 3 shows property restricted single sided fence pod

FIG. 4 shows side view of single sided fence pod

FIG. 5 shows perspective view of no restrictions double sided cheap fence pod

FIG. 6 shows side view of cheap fence pod

FIG. 7 shows perspective view of spikes which hold all pods in place

FIG. 8 shows perspective view of double sided 2″ post pod

FIG. 9 shows perspective view of 3″ double sided post pod

FIG. 10 shows perspective view of 4″×4″ double sided post pod

FIG. 11 shows side view of double sided post pod and how two pieces connect together

FIG. 12 shows left corner post pod for double sided post pod 2″

FIG. 13 shows right corner post pod for double sided post pod 2″

FIG. 14 shows perspective view of left corner post pod for double sided post pod for 3″

FIG. 15 shows right corner post pod for double sided post pod 3″

FIG. 16 shows left corner post pod for 4′×4′ double sided post pod

FIG. 17 shows right corner post pod for 4″×4″ double sided post pod

FIG. 18 shows perspective view of single sided 2″ post pod

FIG. 19 shows perspective view of 3″ single sided post pod

FIG. 20 shows perspective view of 4′×4″ single sided post pod

FIG. 21 shows left corner post pod for single sided 2″ post pod

FIG. 22 shows right corner post pod for single sided 2″ post pod

FIG. 23 shows left corner post pod for 3″ single sided post pod

FIG. 24 shows right corner post pod for 3″ single sided post pod

FIG. 25 shows left corner post pod for 4″×4″ single sided post pod

FIG. 26 shows right corner post pod for 4″×4″ single sided post pod

FIG. 27 shows perspective view of driveway or concrete structure pods

FIG. 28 shows side view of driveway pod

FIG. 29 shows connecting spacer to fill gap between pods

DRAWINGS—REFERENCE NUMERALS

30 refers to 5″ flat side of double sided fence pod

32 refers to slope up 2″ side of fence pod

34 refers to ¼″ spike hole

36 refers to ⅛″ wire hole in slope of fence pod

38 refers to adjustable fence groove of fence pod

40 refers to left side of two piece double sided fence pod

42 refers to right side of double sided fence pod

44 refers again to spike hole

46 refers again to wire hole

48 shows the adjustability of fence groove for double sided fence pod

50 refers to 5″ flat side of single sided fence pod

52 refers to slope up of single sided fence pod

54 refers to 2″ fence flat of single sided fence pod

56 refers to ⅛″ wide holes in single sided fence pod

58 refers to ¼″ spike hole in single sided fence pod

60 refers again to wire hole in single sided fence pod

62 refers again to fence flat on single sided fence pod

64 refers again to spike hole in single sided fence pod

66 refers to 14″ wide double sided cheap fence pod

68 refers to ¼″ spike hole in cheap fence pod

70 refers again to spike hole in cheap fence pod

72 refers to ½″ spike head

74 refers to soil grabber hooks

76 refers to 10″ tapered shank

78 refers to ¼″ spike hole on double sided 2″ post pod

80 refers to 2″ cut out in double sided post pod

82 refers to 5″ overlap on double sided post pod

84 refers to 3″ cut out on double sided post pod

86 refers to 4″×4″ cut out on double sided post pod

88 refers to left side of double sided post pod

90 refers to right side of double sided post pod

92 refers again to ¼″ spike hole

94 refers to 2″ left corner piece of double sided post pod

96 refers to 2″ overlap portion of double sided post pod left corner pod

98 refers again to spike hole in overlap of 3″ right corner pod

99 refers to right 2″ corner piece for double sided post pod

100 refers to 3″ left corner piece for double sided post pod

101 refers to 3″ right corner piece for double sided post pod

102 refers to 4″×4″ left corner piece for double sided post pod

103 refers to 4″×4″ right corner piece for double sided post pod

103A refers to pod cover for 2″ single sided post pod

104 refers to 2″ single sided post pod

105 refers to 3″ cover for 3″ single sided post pod

106 refers to 3″ single sided post pod

107 refers to cover for 4″×4″ single sided post pod

108 refers to 4″×4″ single sided post pod

109 refers to cover for 2″ left corner piece for single sided post pod

110 refers to 2″ left corner piece for single sided post pod

112 refers to 2″ right corner piece for single sided post pod

114 refers to cover for 2″ right corner pod for single sided post pod

116 shows left corner piece for 3″ single sided post pod

118 shows cover piece for left corner 3″ single sided post pod

120 shows right corner piece for 3″ single sided post pod

122 refers to cover piece for right corner post pod for 3″

124 refers to 4″×4″ left corner piece for single sided post pod

126 refers to cover piece for 4″×4″ left corner pod for single sided post pod

128 refers to right corner piece for 4″×4″ corner pod for single sided post pod

130 refers to cover piece for 4″×4″ corner pod for single sided post pod

132 refers to 5″ tapered drive in portion of driveway or concrete structure pod

134 refers to 2″ slope up portion of driveway pod

136 refers to 5″ flat side of driveway pod

138 refers to ¼″ spike hole

140 refers to ½″ drive lip of driveway pod

142 refers to 5″ flat side again

144 refers to spike hole again

146 refers to spacer or gap cover for driveway pod connections

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Applicant suggest that all fence pods come in two different lengths that being 8′ and 10′ sections. FIG. 1 showing the double sided or non restricted property use of fence pods. These fence pods come in two pieces FIG. 2 that are adjustable 48 from o″ to 3″ in width in fence groove portion 38 of pods. These pods have spike holes 34 that are ¼″ in diameter and are placed every 3″ on both sides of pods. These pods have a flat side that is 5″ wide on both sides of pods num. 30. these pods also have a slope up 2″ wide by 2½″ tall on both sides of pod num. 32 which creates the adjustable fence groove 38 and has ⅛″ wire holes to secure wire fences to pod num. 36. These two pieces 40 &42 slide in to each other with each side having spike holes 44 and wire holes 46 and can adjust to any type fence 48 by sliding inward towards each other until fence is secured between two pieces.

FIG. 3 shows the single sided fence pod made for property line restrictions that is also made with 5″ flat side 50 and slope up 52 with wire holes 56 and spike holes 58 only on one side and has 2″ flat side for fence to be placed or slid under till positioned against slope and wired if used with wire fences.

FIG. 4 shows side view of single sided fence pod with fence flat 62 and wire hole 60 and spike hole 64.

FIG. 5 shows the cheap version of double sided fence pod that is a 14″ wide flat pod 66 with spike holes every 3′ 68,70 shown in FIG. 6.

FIG. 7 shows the spikes used to stabilize all fence, post and driveway or concrete structure pods with spike having ½″ heads with soil grabbing hooks 74, and a 10″ shank that is tapered to point and is made of galvanized steel.

FIG. 8 Refers to two piece 2″ post pod 80 for double sided application with spike holes 78 and 5″ by 2″ overlap portion on flat side to connect post pods with fence pods.

FIG. 9 shows the 3″ post pod 84 for double sided application with same features as 2″ pod above.

FIG. 10 shows the 4″×4″ post pod for double sided application also with same features as above pods.

FIG. 11 shows how all three different types of pods mentioned above hook together around post 88 &90 with spike holes 92 to hold two halves together.

FIG. 12 refers to the left corner pod for double sided application which also comes in two pieces that are attached together as above pods this one being for 2″ post 94 with overlap 96 positioned as shown.

FIG. 13 shows right corner pod for 2″ post 99 and with spike holes 98 as shown. All these pods being made in two pieces allows users to easily place pods around post after ground has been leveled leaving at least ½″ clearance under fence.

FIG. 14 shows 3″ post corner piece for left corner 100 of double sided application around corner post.

FIG. 15 shows right corner piece for 3″ post for double sided application around corner post 103

FIG. 16 shows left corner piece for 4″×4″ post 102 with same design as above mentioned post pods for double sided application.

FIG. 1 shows right corner pod for 4″×4″ post in double sided application around 4″×4″ post 103

FIG. 18 shows the single sided post pod for restricted property line use this one being for 2″ post 104 with insert around post cover 103A which is placed after pod is placed against post. Cover is glued to post pod after being properly placed. These pods also have same 5″×2″ overlap and spike holes as ones above however just on one side.

FIG. 19 refers to 3″ single sided post pod 106 with insert cover 105 made for 3″ post.

FIG. 20 shows the single sided post pod for 4″×4″ post 108 with insert cover 107 which is glued same as above pods.

FIG. 21 shows left corner pod for single sided 2″ 110 post and insert cover 109 to cover slot after installed around post.

FIG. 22 shows right corner piece for 2″ post for single sided application around 2″ post.

FIG. 23 shows 3″ left corner pod for single sided application around 3″ 116 post with insert cover 118 to cover insert slot.

FIG. 24 shows right corner post pod for 3″ 120 post with slot cover 122 placed after installing around post.

FIG. 25 shows left corner post pod for 4″×4″ 124 post with insert cover 126 placed after installing around post.

FIG. 26 shows right corner post pod for single sided post for 4″×4″ post 128 with insert cover 130 placed after inst pod has been placed around post. These pods can also easily be installed around post as you just slide insert slot around post and push in to position then glue insert slot cover on and place spikes to stabilize.

FIG. 27 shows the driveway or concrete structure pods which are driven into ground along side of concrete structure with rubber hammer hitting on ½″ lip 140 FIG. 28 shoving shank 132 into ground and then placing spike in hole 138 to stabilize. when new section is needed place spacer FIG. 29 146 inbetween pods to cover gaps and connect two pieces together, with glue on both sides of spacer. driveway pod is made with same 5″ flat side 136 and same slope up 134 and spike holes located every 3′ same as fence pods described above 144.

Operation

Operation or installation of this embodiment is relatively easy and requires only three different tools being 1. tape measure 15′ 2. skill saw with plastic cutting tooth blade. 3. rubber hammer for driving spikes and driving driveway pods into ground.

First decide which type of design is to be used which is for either no restricted property applications or restricted property lines. Then there are only a few steps to follow to install weed eat free yard system. 1. Place post pods first around post. 2 Measure distance between post pods and cut fence pods to fit. 3 place fence pods underneath overlap portion of post pods. Then place spikes into all post pods first followed by fence pods next. User may need drill with ¼″ bit to drill holes in fence pods after desired lengths have been cut.

For driveway or concrete structured pod applications simply place pods up against structure and drive in along side structure with rubber hammer hitting down on ½″ drive lip of driveway pod then insert spikes with rubber hammer to stabilize. When two pieces are put together place spacer inbetween pods and glue spacer to pods to cover gaps so no grass will grow inbetween two pieces being attached together. For brick or center tile also

Advantages

From the descriptions provided above it should become evident to reader that several advantages to user of weed eat free system should be clear.

1. Absolutely no more weed eating around fence lines, fence post, or driveways, foundations walkways, or flower beds as pods will eliminate the growth of grass, weeds, or other from underneath areas being covered by pods

2. A much stabilizer bottom fence line for all types of fences but greatly enhances wire bottom fence lines.

3. Helps to prevent house hold pets from digging out of fence line or varmints or other wild life animals or snakes from digging into yard.

4. Helps prevent erosion of soil from under fence lines.

5. Greatly enhances beauty of lawns or fences.

6. Easy to install and maintain

7. Very durable and long lasting.

8. Made for virtually any types of fences from 0″ thick to 3″ thick.

9. Made for Home, Business, or Other types of uses where fences concrete structures are placed by users and need to be maintained.

Conclusions, Ramifications, and Scope

Accordingly the reader will see that the embodiment of this system will prevent growth of grass, weed, or other from growing underneath areas covered by fence, post, and driveway pods and with 5″ flat side user simply places mower wheels on one side of mower over flat side and after mowing is completed most all yard maintenance is completed as mower trims grass or other up to and over pods leaving no weed eating required to be done.

Accordingly reader will see that embodiment of fence and post pods are designed for any types of fences and various sized post which also are made for property restricted use as well as non restricted use of embodiment. Embodiment is also designed for different prices allowing more users to use system.

Embodiment of fence pods with slope up and wire holes also greatly enhance stability of all fences but especially wire or chain link fences and also keeps pets and rodents from digging underneath fence lines. All embodiments of embodiment are made of high uv resistant plastic and are at least ½″ thick except in overlap portions of pods which are ⅛″ thick.

While my above description contains many specificities, there should not be construed as limitations on the scope of the invention, but rather as exemplifications of one or several preferred embodiment thereof. Many other variations are possible as dimensions could vary greatly in lengths, widths, and heights as well as many different types of solid materials could be used in construction of pod system. Applicant has suggested a medium green in color to match or blend with a grass or plant color, however any color could also be used in choice. Embodiment could also be made with or with out slope up portion of fence pods or wire holes or spike holes. Embodiment of invention is to prevent grass, weed, or other growth from underneath pod area covered in order to prevent use of weed eater or other trimming device. Thus the scope of the invention should be determined not by the embodiments illustrated, but by the appended claims and their legal equivalents. Embodiments of invention could also be made in one piece, rather than two piece sections, and could come in different lengthed sections than ones applicant has suggested. Applicant feel that any other type of solid pod or other that covers areas around and underneath fence lines, fence post, or driveway or any type concrete structure would be an infringement on applicants embodiments.