home of distinction
Nixon, who did his own landscaping, cleaned out the live oak thicket between the home and the
“There were a lot of scraggly pines in there that were threatening the live oaks,” he says. “It was
impenetrable, overgrown with vines. I cleared the thicket out and slowly took out the pines and
ground the stumps myself. It took me all winter.”
There’s more work to do now, cleaning up debris from Hurricane Florence, but otherwise the home
wasn’t damaged by the storm.