Hahaha. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself with that title. This post is about our backyard! And yes there was bush involved. And leaves. And weeds. And overgrown grass. Prepare yourself for a tour!
If you come around the right side of our house and look into our backyard, this is what you see. Not a huge yard thank goodness. Would absolutely love if it was smaller. We are city folk, mowing is hard! And so is raking. Those leaf piles took my like two hours I kid you not.
But we love brick wall and the trees, both the ones on our lot and the ones on the other side of the wall that we don’t have to maintain mwahaha. Here’s the view if you’re standing on the other side of the yard by the magnolia tree. Oooooo look you can see our crazy bush in the back left (there with the little red berries).
Here’s the view of the back of our house and our little patio. Big plans for you little patio, big plans…
And here it is, up close and personal. The bush.
Well, “bushES”, but I’m just gonna say “bush” because it’s funnier that way. It was sort of a patchy, sad bush with random growth in between. Didn’t look like it had ever been maintained or trimmed. Was probably full of bugs. And well… we wanted it gone!
Why did we decide to remove it instead of trimming it? Firstly, it was inconsistently full in some places and sparse in others, so even trimming wouldn’t have helped its looks much. And secondly, we figured it’d be easier to maintain the backyard if it was all straight up grass.
So we busted out our
chainsaw power hedge trimmer (I called it a chainsaw the whole time).
And we showed no mercy.
By the end of the evening… we we had bagged our bush and kicked it to the curb!
The interesting thing is, under all the brush we found rows of bricks surrounding what originally was a nice little planter bed until the bush got out of control. We still have to get our shovels and dig up the roots, remove all those bricks, and rake all the leaves left behind, but it feels good to be bush-free.