The house I currently live in on Brandywine Road, we bought for the yard. We couldn’t really see the house because it was so stuffed with junk that it was hard to get a feeling for the layout. But when I walked through the backyard, it felt like you couldn’t even see where the yard ended.
Now, that might have been because the weeds were waist high. Honestly, you could hardly see the house from the street, it was so overgrown. The driveway was crumbling apart from the trees that had been allow to grow up through the concrete. And there were literally carrots growing in random places throughout the few sunny areas in the backyard. The carrots were mixed with clover, Bermuda grass, the random tomato volunteer and something I swore was marijuana but turned at to be a more common “weed.”
Things look different now. It took us some time and a great deal of money to restructure the yard so that the trees were not dangerously close to the house. For years I cringed every time there was a thunderstorm and the red cedar and huge pines that leaned menacingly over the house threatened to squash us in our sleep.
But we’ve cleared out the poorly places trees, planted some pretty grass and left a beautiful woodland area that we are nurturing and tidying day by day. And we mostly have a clean palette to begin our garden oasis. I hope you’ll follow along!