My neighbor's landscapers have started to create a path to his backyard through my driveway. As you can see, it's complete shade, acidic soil. Zone 5B. Any ideas for tall, shade and privacy plants? Maybe something with thorns? My husband would like to keep the costs reasonable. Photos for posterity: side yard
Am buying a house in a city right now. There's a small patch of grass on a steep hill in front of the house that (I think) is on my property line and I'll have to maintain.
The problem is, my house touches my neighbors houses on both sides, so in order to cut this grass I'd have to carry a dirty weed wacker through my clean house, or walk all the way around the block to get to the front.
Is there a reasonably low maintenance solution to this problem? The house is on a hill so I'll be using the backdoor 99% of the time and probably only open the front door to pick up mail.
I really don't care what it looks like, but would like to not have to maintain it often.