Here I will showcase some of the process on clearing up the garden to what it looks like today, the images are not great as I just did shots with my phone and wasn't really trying it also looks like a jungle initially.

The back mess

The initial mess that someone called a garden, The garden had never been taken care of in years it felt like when I moved in, This is not an initial day one shot but close enough

Sink hole!

The property also had a sink hole in the back which was caused from the builders of the property using it to dump garbage which has now deteriorated and caused a hole to form, supposedly this happened to original owners who filled it.

There is some land

After a little clean up had started, it began to look like I had some land at least, this was a project I tackled on my own for the most part cutting down trees I felt I could do alone, and clearing up as much as I could.

After a few weekends of work

At this point I had a lot cut down and still a lot to go, the amount of manual labour needed to do a job like this is exactly why you should pay someone but budgets keep things difficult and you must learn to do work and get things completed.

By now I had most of the trees down from the 'left' side of the house that I wanted done and a couple at the top half, also work was done during winter/spring to save on dying from heat.

While doing this task I did get some help from family when they could help, I rented a chipper and mulched a ton of trees up to clear space, I kept the mulch and used it at the front of my property away from the house.

This shows all the property I have to clean up and work on, Probably not the best panoramic shot but I tried to get it all in one

At this point I realized I had to pay someone to come in and take some trees down as they was close to the house and big I wasn't risking my home for the sake of cutting down some trees, once that is complete I will be leveling the property at two different heights to give me some useable land.

Ready to find out more?

To see the next part of the procject head on over to the part 2