I finally, after many years, finished my hellstrip - the area between sidewalk and road. The spring hasn't been all about the shed!
|Hellstrip with dead tree gone, |
but stump remaining.
It was like this for three years.
Then, after three years of asking the city when they were going to grind down the stump, they finally did. They planted a young tree to replace the dead tree. That was my cue to start planting there, since it seems the city was done doing what they were going to do.
The "grass" that was there was mostly crab grass, clover, and various weeds. They were all green, so it gave the appearance of grass. For a few years, this strip is the only reason I had a lawnmower, since the rest of the front yard is a grassless jungle of a garden.