New to a wooded lot
Hello folks! I recently moved into a new construction home in a 3/4 acre wooded lot. I have a lightly traveled road about 40 yards behind my home, and I am surrounded by boulders, very tall mature trees on 3 sides, and even a pond on one of the sides. I love everything about it...but the builder really left the first few feet of wooded areas in terrible condition...I need help!
My questions are-
Does anyone have a recommended way to get rid of all he brush? Im trying to have the borders groomed, but to maintain a natural appearance. There are a lot of boulders around the edges also.
Also, any recommendations on what to plant around the borders? Id like to make it look fairly groomed and safe for pets and children.
I also need advice on what to do in the back of my property line? I dont want a fence...but I dont want to see and hear traffic.
Any other advice and opinions would really be appreciated. Ive always lived in developments with such cookie cutters lots...and now that I have a beautiful wooded lot I just want to make it more presentable and enjoyable without harming anything.