Believe it or not- this is actually an improvement. Before yesterday, the bushes along the back fence were huge and sprayed out about 5 feet into the yard. With our limited real estate, this was just too much and made the yard feel like a crazy jungle. (Our yard is 43 feet wide by 37 feet deep; and nearly 300 square feet of the yard is the patio. So no, it’s not very big). We trimmed them way back- and lookee-thare! We gots ourselves a yard!
So the big news is- we’re getting a lawn! Yup, it’s only been 5 years, and I’m finally getting around to putting grass in the backyard. The lawn guy (who incidentally has a turf management degree from UGA) will be tilling and topsoiling and laying down zoysia sod in the next few days. I’ll post progress pictures as they come along. Wahoo!