We’ve been hard at work in our yard…specifically, our side yard. Since we’ve owned the house, the side yard has been somewhat of an eye sore. I’m sure at one point that it was beautiful – it has a winding stone path, bamboo, butterfly bushes, and mature trees. However the weeds were out of control and the maintenance (combined with the other 3 sides of our yard) was a bit too much for us. We decided to get rid of most of the beautiful shrubbery and, instead, plant some low maintenance grass. So far, we have knocked down all of the weeds and shrubbery and put down black landscape fabric. Check out the progress picture below. We plan to plant grass in the fall and hopefully we can enjoy our new, low(er) maintenance yard next summer!