We purchased the adjacent empty lot two and a half years ago. I laid down pavers for a fire ring and put in two raised beds. That first summer, I mostly worked to reclaim the land from run-away weeds.
This was two years ago last May:
Two years and one month later, while I still feel the weight of work left to do, I’m giddy about the progress we have made:
It finally feels like a whole space, instead of separate chunks of garden in a sea of mess. It is a great feeling of accomplishment!