help with weird space between houses
Hey all I'm absolutely stumped. I moved into my house 2 years ago and the section of my yard I'm having trouble with the most is in between my house and my neighbor's. The area is about 6 feet wide and is the length of my house. I have clay soil and the part of the yard is almost completely in shade because my neighbor's trees. Their yard is about 2 feet higher than ours and there is a retaining wall between our properties.
so here is the problem...currently we are getting a lot of water from our neighbor's yard through the retaining wall and because of the clay soil it's sitting there and it smells. I don't know what a solution could be to decrease the water. Also I would like the side of the house look nice (right now it's kinda embarrassingly ugly).
I'm such a newbie and have no idea what to do. I'm stumped :-/