I have a lovely standard black cable wire that wraps almost around my entire house, through, over and under dirt, mulch, rocks, bushes, daffodils...you name it this darn wire hits it all. An arborvitae has lifted it up 2.5 feet into the air at one point.
Before I end up running over it with a mower, or slicing it by way of a shovel or clippers I need to do something with it.
First question is, is it fine the way it is? I live in the Northeast and we get hot summers and cold winters. I assume the hot summer sun doesn't provide any benefits. Should I wrap the sucker in some sort of metal conduit or pvc tubing?
Second question, is it safe to just bury? with or without protection?
Third, currently it is one continuous piece, if I do decide to bury it, I am going to have to cut it somewhere to be able to rethread it behind bushes and set it back closer to the house/foundation. Will I need a special outdoor cable connector to protect it from water? or is a standard thread connection ok.