When we bought the house, there was a hideous old fence here, more splinter than fence, and the tenants has piled bags and bags of yard/dog waste here. I suppose the bright side is that it was holding the fence up, but we have a free yard waste dump about eight blocks away so it was not appreciated! Under all of that was a lot of rubble--cement blocks, iron pieces, bricks. After we finished the terracing inside the yard and got the new fence up, I could finally concentrate on a little alley beautification project. There is always something blooming these days and I avoid hauling my grass cuttings by using them to mulch down the bed. I have soaker hoses here, but the grass helps it all hold on to the moisture longer. There are a lot of tulip bulbs sleeping away down there as well.