ugliest backyard you have ever seen - Knowledgebase Question

bakersfield, Ca
Question by clara_newway
February 25, 2010
since we moved into our home 6 years ago,we have not gotten to doing anything to our backyard. it is as ugly as the first day.we need to replace the fence but financially arent prepared to do so.our lawn consists of crabgrass and is very uneven.we planted a donut peach tree but thats pretty much it.it nevr gets used because it is so unpleasant.do u have any quik n easy tips to mak it decent


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Answer from NGA
February 25, 2010

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I don't think there's any quick and easy solution to rehabilitating a neglected yard! You can start in one small area and expand the area as you have the time and energy. Start by removing the obvious weeds and either planting grass or groundcover or flowers and covering over the bare soil with a thick layer of mulch to prevent new weeds from sprouting. If you take it slow and easy and are methodical in your work you should be able to turn your backyard into a beautiful place. Take a few minutes to sketch out your ideal yard and start renovating in one corner, working out in all directions until you have a masterpiece. Best wishes with your backyard!

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