My wife and I have slowly been working on the front garden. Last year we had to dig out two massive trees, then replant the lawn. Gradually my wife has managed to revive the roses the previous owners neglected. The flowers along the rail have also started to overtake the front porch.
The front lawn is also looking better than I could imagine.
The rain has turned the grass an amazing color of green. All this hard work, time and patience (and a little bit of money) seems to be paying off.