We moved into a house that wasn't landscaped maintained, and I have also failed at maintaining it this year. I do not like landscaping and have a few weeks here with time to attack this mess. Any suggestions for either 1) pruning, 2) ripping or 3) planting new?
I'm all for ripping out all the grasses, don't care for them, and leaving a couple of the big front and side bushes, but ripping all else and re-mulching.
Other tips for maintaining any of this if I leave any? When/how to prune these annoying grasses, bushes, etc.?
Front yard - These grasses have taken over and spread insane, also thistle is everywhere no matter how much I pull. I do not like the rose bush and again more grass types..Also a couple of small pokey bushes.
AC Side - this has always been a lame mess and now has weed and grass creeping up inbetween the grasses and a few flowers
Back corner (with HD yard bags) - Don't care for any of this and no one ever sees it. Thistle is insane here.
Side with 2 bushes - the purple-y pokey bush is fine, low maintenance. The other one is a mess with scraggily branches.
Black fence side - This is my other sore spot along with the front. I hate all of these. This does provide some neighbor privacy. There are 2 small reddish leaf tree things that are dead/dying I'm going to rip for sure. Along with a bunch of other bushes in disrepair. (3 pictures)
If I could maintain these and know what I was doing, I might be more happy with it, but right now it's a mess and I'd be happy just having mulch.
Also, is it worth doing multiple layers of weedblock before mulching? I hear mixed opinions on weedblock, if it works or not, obviously deteriorates over time, but does just mulch really block weeds from growing?