|Before and after view from the northwest corner of our property, which we recently cleared of sod|
|This before and after shot from our vegetable garden looking west over the corner of our garage shows the most dramatic change - from here and the front garden we now have direct views of 3 of our neighbors' homes|
|The change between the before and after shots in the dry garden doesn't look dramatic but, from another angle we can now see the neighbor's house, previously invisible except from the bottom of the slope|
|The neighbor's house with its teal trim peeks above the fence|
On the good news side of things, the plants on our side of the fence will get more sun and better air circulation. In addition, the neighbor didn't take out her plants but just cut them back to the ground so they should be back, eventually.
|The main trunks were cut flush with the ground but side shoots were left|
On the other hand, I now have a clear view of the homes up the street - the illusion of distance between us and our neighbors has been shattered. My biggest concern is that the front area on our northwest side, recently cleared of sod and destined to become a shade garden, just became a whole lot sunnier. Still, it's a good thing that the change occurred before I planted rather than afterwards.
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