This backyard has been a major undertaking to say the least. I stand 5'7 and when we closed on the house, spring was just around the corner. Thirty day later, the backyard was just as tall as I am. At one time (our neighbors have told us), the backyard was a garden oasis and was tended to for up to ten hours every day. The previous owner simply could not care for it anymore. Nielsens to the rescue! I'll never forget when my husband called and said he had just bought two machetes. It was that bad. After tireless months of work in the yard, the grass is now full and thick. The back section, which previously was full of raised bed garden sections, has been planted and a new retaining wall was installed.