Between having some very responsible tenants and a good property management firm, we've returned to a house that's in great shape. The yard? Not so much. Despite semi annual cleanups by pros, our little lawn has gone from 90 percent grass to 90 percent weeds, and the ivy and bindweed are threatening to take over everything, that is, if the mini volunteer maple trees don't do it first. And though the task of weeding and trimming and keeping nature at bay can be both physically taxing and emotionally draining, I don't mind getting a little dirt under my nails. It's too late in the season for any real changes but still time enough for cut zinnias and a batch of pesto.
I think there are a few stray patches of grass in this lawn although the violets are clearly winning.