Truthfully, I tend to ignore it. It is large, and full of grass and, at one time, a few chickens ran around it. Once or twice a year I will have a BBQ with friends, but most times, it is just a nuisance. I am not a grass person. I like a garden that produces food, not just grass.
But I have decided to do something with the backyard. Finally after 16 years.
I also still need to put siding on the extension I build for the garage...
Owning a home is a slow process, especially when you have no one to help you.
Anyways, the plan is to extend out the patio, since I am no fan of grass or mowing. But as you can see to the left there is grass. A huge expanse of grass, full of weeds my neighbor complains about.
Me, I can care less. It's grass in my eyes. It does nothing, but cushion my feet and keeps the topsoil from blowing away, Dustbowl style.
But it makes for an enjoyable gathering place. But it needs work, so that part will have to be thoroughly redone. I may have to rent a sod cutter and take it all out to level it and reseed with a grass that is more acclimated to the PNW weather. Whatever that may be at this point.