We got lucky in 2010. Found a house in a well-established rural La Mesa neighborhood. The house was only 5 years old and in pristine condition. Very spacious. The yard was just the opposite. It was one-quarter of an acre, but mostly unusable because of a very steep slope, full of weeds. Nothing pristine about it.
I saw that as an opportunity to transform the landscape into something usable and enjoyable. That was the beginning of my fascination with the landscape. Some would call it an addiction. I’ll share the evolution of the yard in this blog, and you can decide if it is an addiction or a healthy hobby.