Lest everyone think my yard is totally together and gorgeous, I have to admit to some rather ugly areas. Here, for example, in my backyard, towards the edge of the myrtle patch which I've now finished weeding and lasagna mulching, we have a joining of stray myrtle, a little tree of unknown variety, and weeds of every kind growing on the steepest part of the hill. My plan here is to clear everything to the dirt except the tree, and put down my mulching from bottom to top of the hill in a swath just about 8 feet wide. Then I hope to gather up various railroad ties I have lying around and perhaps form a stairway to help me get up and down this stretch without breaking a leg. After that, I may let the myrtle invade, but I'll keep it clear for awhile.
Beyond the little tree you see the dry yellow grass on that mid-way level that really was once a nice flat grassy area. But it's all dead now and I've had a hard time even weed whacking the grass down. Eventually, I think I'd like to put lawn in there again as it's perfect for things like croquet and badminton and other lawn games for the kids.
I do still have my work cut out for me.
And everywhere I had already weeded, the weeds have returned with a vengeance, seen here with my dead aspen and my untrimmed bushes and abandoned wheelbarrow.
However, right next to this weedy patch, here's a sylvan delight with a little fairy not quite visible under her toadstool.
And of course, the newly-mown front lawn. I dug grass from in front of this smaller rock wall a week ago (the larger rock wall that nearly killed me yesterday is not seen here, but is closer to the front by the street, don't know why I didn't capture it.)