We closed on our house a year ago this month. We've taken pictures of the backyard as we went, and I dug up some today. It's amazing what you can accomplish with a little hard work in a year. All the grass is from seed, and yes, the weeds were really that high when we moved in officially in August. I literally was taking a machete to some of the weeds, they were so thick. So, a pictorial of how a yard can change in a year:
Here's to another great year of yard improvements!