Since I have come up with an all encompassing plan for both the back and front yards, the work has been steadily progressing. In the back yard, I finally ran into the problem I knew was there — poison ivy. I bought some very powerful herbicide to kill it. The only problem is that it has wrapped itself around a very desirable tree. I think I will go and buy some long pants and a long sleeve shirt from a second hand shop and also some heavy gloves. Then I can tackle it and throw the clothes away.
I cleaned up the pup poop in the front yard in anticipation of having the two unruly crepe mytles cut down. Fortunately I caught my neighbor to tell her what I was planning. She was happy and wanted to complain about them, but I have as many or more problems with those two trees as she does. I called one company that has a two tree discount. I will call others. Perhaps I can get it done this week.
I bought some flowers to plant between the fence and the sidewalk. The San Augustine grass just won’t grow. I still blame it on the fire from a few years ago. I’ll put up some pictures tomorrow.