Nasty knotweed is pretty well established back there (you can see it mocking me in the back of the photo above), there’s wall-crawling (and paint peeling) English ivy, some vining wild-grape-looking thing, as well as dozens of other weeds. Any fix we make is only temporary.
Well, we cleaned it all out (again!).
On the area behind the picnic table we threw in pachysandra taken from taking out the Harry Potter Garden area, as well as some dirt/sod from the hellstrip paver pad project in the front yard. The neighbors have pachysandra on their side of the fence. Hopefully ours will take root and we’ll finally be in harmony with the neighbors – at least that section of shame.
Maybe that has to be paved too – dug out, crushed stone, base sand weed barrier, sand and large paving stones. But who wants to do all that for a not-easily accessible area that no one sees? I’m at a loss.