|Oh, the horror. Old cardboard, dirt, weeds. Very sad.|
And here is the after photo (with wood chips added):
|Sad picnic table. Weeds. Tree droppings.|
|The playset looks like it landed in a bad neighborhood.|
And some after shots:
|Picnic shot from the other direction. Much prettier, yes?|
|At least the ground looks better!|
The yard to-do list is still terribly long, but at least it no longer looks like a bloody disaster area. I'd love to re-do the fence, but I doubt that expense is in the cards this year. We need to talk to our neighbors anyway, as it is a shared fence.
With some irrigation work, I can also add a few planters and small garden boxes in the back. I'll get there. This weekend I plan to work on my still-very-sad side yard area. More photos soon, I hope.
I'll also post more photos as my garden boxes get filled with plants. We've already planted more strawberries, black/raspberries, onions, leeks, cabbage, carrots, beets... waiting for consistently warm weather before my tomatoes, peppers, cukes, and squash go outside. Come on sunny days!