We have already had a HUGE fig tree cut down (which happened in about the first week we lived here, so I don't have any photos of it). It was planted FAR too close to both our house, and the neighbour's house, and was sending out some of it's huge roots under foundations. Although it provided some privacy, and some shade to the north west side of the house, it just wasn't worth it.
Our first job in the garden was the front garden beds. 15 meters long, by 1.5 meters wide of THICK fishbone ferns, with a few huge native grasses scattered throughout. They grow like weeds in SE Qld, really hadn't been taken care of, or clipped back, and just looked awful.
We also wanted some privacy to the front of the house, so decided to grow a camellia hedge.
But first we had to tackle the ferns.
|There doesn't look to be too many from this angle...|
|This is one of the garden beds|
|This is the other side|
|The first side all cleared out|
It took us 6 ute loads piled high, and strapped down, to take it all to the tip.