We're three months in and our yard is just about ready to start the summer. It doesn't look like much but we've spent a ton of time getting the outside of our house looking neat and clean.
[Notice the big cottonwood tree on the left.]
Front/Side Yard: No more cottonwood tree, ivy, or dead plants
No more cottonwood tree - and too bad it wasn't an oak or pecan planted 10 feet further away from the house.