Need low budget tips for quick garden/grass
I live in Atlanta, GA. My H and I just bought our first home (ever). I have not got a clue about gardening or landscaping. Our small backyard looks horrible. We can't afford a landscaper at this point. Our "yard" was pure mulch (no grass). Red clay. Heavily shaded by Pine trees that are not on our property but hang over our property. The pine trees drop stuff all over our yard - constantly. I think this yard must have been a problem for all of the previous owners. We tried to plant Leyland Cypress (13) but they look pretty lame - are only a foot tall and not doing well. We have guests coming in three weeks. What can we do - quick - to help our pathetic yard look better on a low budget. Thanks!