So this year we decided to spend our tax return money on house-related stuff. But our house is old, and needs lots of...stuff done to it. After kicking around the idea of getting our nasty carpet ripped up and replaced with hardwoods, we finally decided that our monster of a backyard could no longer be ignored. It was an embarrassing mess of weeds and overgrowth. Really, I think we had monkeys back there it was so rainforesty.
We shelled out a bunch of money and had the yard completely cleared out, and new grass seed planted. It looks so good now, I can hardly wait until the grass actually grows! Here's what it looked like before:
And now, with straw down over the seed:
Another part of the yard before:
Now all we have to do is get a fence put up to block the redneckery coming from the left side. After that, then we will be in business. Those little bushes they planted are azaleas. We have tons of room to plant more stuff when we can, so that's cool.
....man, if only we had the money to do the front yard now. It's always like that, isn't it? Once you see the potential in your house, then you want to fix her all up real nice-like.