Our yard is a bit of a mess. It has automatic sprinklers that were installed by some crazy person who apparently used up all his sprinklers on the left half of the yard and had none left for the right. That equals a lot of dead grass.
Around the patio is a strip of lovely, mostly empty but somewhat weedy potting soil that tracks into the house beautifully.
In one corner there is the Weed Patch of Doom, with a dead tree, a dead bush, and a half-dead bush, and also little prickers everywhere that spear into your skin and leave splinters behind when you pull them out.
The ground is not level and I think there are lots of giant rocks looming just below the surface of the yard.
Our yard needs some work, and I'd love some advice.
What do you wish was different about your yard and garden? If you could tear it all out and start over again, what would you do? What do you like about it? Or, if yours is still in the dream stage like mine is, what would you like to do?
What suggestions can you make to keep things manageable and efficient? What is easy to grow and what isn't worth it?
I'd like to know.
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