Help! Plan of attack?
Years ago I enjoyed spending my free time out in the back yard, doing basic work back there. Then I got pregnant, had a couple kids, and my priorities and amount of free time totally changed. My husband has no clue. My back yard is a mess and I need a plan to get it to the place where my family can enjoy the space. We have a townhouse, so a small yard. In a perfect world I envision a raised bed or two in a corner or edge, flowers around the tree, and nice lush grass for the kids to play in everywhere else.
Right now the lawn is either a mud puddle or overgrown with weeds. Who can give me a basic idea of steps to take, either a specific plan or links to something already out there. Do I pull up all the weeds? Mow it and apply.... something? When is a good time to seed? We live in zone 7A. Teach me, wise ones!
What are the different plants that I'm dealing with? I have tall grass that has seeds on the ends, big weeds here and there, and then this bright green ivy type plant that covers large patches of earth.
I'd prefer to do this as organically as possible, so my kids can enjoy the space and I won't have to worry about toxins. I know there is no overnight fix. Willing to put in some work and make this a family project.