What would you do?
Hi gardening experts! I live in Longmont, in an old house that we bought a few years ago. We are finally getting to the yard, which was a mess when we moved in.
The driveway is on the south side of the house and is separated from the neighbors driveway by a strip that is about 6 feet wide and about 30 feet long. The neighbors are renters and neither the renters nor the owner make any attempt to improve their yard. The strip of land between us is the property of both houses, so could be divided right down the middle, leaving each side with a 3 foot strip, 30 feet long. I don't want to do that though.
The strip has become invaded by grass. It has poppies, hyacinths, peonies, lilacs and two black walnut trees. But the grass has made the area a mess. Last year we have put a soaker hose down the strip and the lilacs and peonies bloomed. I'd like to save what I can, but I don't see a way to get rid of all the grass. I cannot count on help with either the clean up or the maintenance of this piece and would like the result to be as maintenance-free as realistic.
What would you do with this space???