This weekend we tackled taming the border between our house and our neighbor’s home. We both suspect that this area was once beautifully landscaped but in the past 30+ years has become way overgrown. I’ve pruned certain plants in this area a time or two, but to be honest, in the twenty years that Mr. SP has been here, this area has pretty much been left to grow.
Below you can see that the area is lush and full. If it weren’t for the blue van peaking through the Forsythia, you wouldn’t know that we have a next door neighbor.
It sure is more open now! In my battle to pull out the Ivy snaking all through this area, I found a stake that marks the property line. I didn’t realize that the majority of this border is my property. I’m going to work hard from now on to keep it under control.
The pile of brush from this project is pretty large. The city hopefully will pick it up very soon. Between it and the mulch, we are running out of driveway.
I really do not like looking out my front door to see my neighbor’s car, woodpile, and trash cans. The overgrown shrubs certainly hid those from my view. Eventually, the after pictures will be great, but for now I’m missing the before view.
This is a four day week for me and I am so happy. A four day week and then a four day weekend. Woo-Hoo!
Have a great week!