I learned over the last two years in hospitals and nursing centers, maybe you should stop doing your own Yardwork now.
I had like five hip issue roommates. They were all older than me 80-90. Your hip might be an issue for you. This can kill you. These five roommates I had might not all be with us now.
One of these roommates got a talk about getting off his ass. If he didn't get up and do the painful rehab, he was probably going to die. He didn't give up.
If you get hip issues in your 80s be careful. I would suggest you just stop doing yard work at all. Get an eager kid to do it now. This goes for lights and decorations too. I think if your my age 49 you should hopefully be done with physical yard work.
My cousin was doing something stupid at the top of a second story apex on a ladder the other day, he is 55. WTF. Really. I told him to get out his frigging motorcycle, ride it and have some one else fix the damn roof.
Please don't hurt yourself for no good reason, friends.
I Say get hurt doing the things you love.